LSI Logic Continues Momentum of ZSP(TM)500 for Wireless Handset

                         Market With
                           Addition of VIA Telecom
      - VIA Telecom reinforces ZSP architecture as key ingredient in wireless
      market as second licensee of LSI Logic ZSP500 DSP core
    - ZSP500 offers highest level of signal processing performance among
      licensable DSP cores available today in silicon, making it ideal for 2.5
      and 3G communications systems
    - ZSP gains foothold in both wireless and wireline applications to become
      DSP core of choice

  MILPITAS, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LSI Logic (NYSE: LSI)
today announced that VIA Telecom, Inc., San Diego, California, a subsidiary of
VIA Technologies, Inc. of Taiwan, one of the world's largest fabless
semiconductor manufacturers, has licensed the popular LSI Logic open
architecture ZSP(TM)500 digital signal processor (DSP) core for use in CDMA
wireless handset designs. This agreement marks the second major wireless
integrated circuit (IC) provider to adopt the ZSP500
(, leveraging the low power, superscalar architecture
for next-generation high-end 3G mobile communications systems. LSI Logic's
proven, stable DSP technology will allow VIA Telecom to better meet the
tremendous demand in the marketplace for wireless ICs. 
"Wireless handset applications represent more than 50 percent of the total
available market for DSP cores," said Will Strauss, president of market
research firm Forward Concepts. "The demand is growing most rapidly in Asia
where there is a need for proven DSP technology to fill large commitments to
produce handset ICs.  The LSI Logic ZSP500 is a high-performance, proven and
competitive DSP core that can give IC providers the reliability and quality
they need to be successful." 
Based on the ZSP second-generation superscalar architecture, the ZSP500
provides designers a powerful DSP platform with the best power and cost-over-performance combination in its class. ZSP500 offers several advanced signal
processing features, including the user-customizable instructions for hardware
acceleration, enabling vendors to scale to higher data rate solutions and
incorporate new features such as video and imaging to the wireless handset
platform. The ZSP highly compact architecture and design yield the industry's
best power-efficient implementations in silicon
VIA Telecom joins a growing number of companies including Skyworks
Solutions, Conexant Systems, Inc., IBM and Broadcom Corp. that have chosen to
build their solutions around the ZSP architecture. Licensees benefit
dramatically from LSI Logic's system-on-chip expertise, reduced development
costs and shortened time-to-market for all types of products. 
"VIA Telecom is squarely focused on the enormous potential and growth of
the wireless marketplace, particularly advanced CDMA solutions that provide
economies in network operations, bandwidth and services.  The ZSP500 DSP
processor architecture is an important and well thought out selection in our
bid to become a leading provider of CDMA chipset solutions," said Ker Zhang,
CEO of VIA Telecom. 
"VIA Telecom's decision to license the ZSP500 core after evaluating many
processors for its handset application further validates the architecture's
superiority in wireless designs," said Tuan Dao, vice president of the LSI
Logic DSP Products Division. "The addition of a leading fabless semiconductor
company like VIA Telecom to our network of licensees further broadens market
adoption of the ZSP architecture and underscores our commitment to provide the
industry's best wireless and wireline DSP applications." 
As licensees of the ZSP500, DSP product developers benefit from the
ZOpen(TM), open architecture software framework.  ZOpen provides integration
guidelines with supporting utilities, compliant third party algorithms, and a
supporting methodology that simplifies and standardizes application
development.   In addition, the ZSP Solution Partners program supports the
ZSP500 and is composed of the broadest third party application and software
portfolio in the licensable DSP market.  In support of the ZSP500, Green Hills
Software, First Silicon Solution and a number of application software
providers will be offering a suite of tools and application-specific solutions
to speed time-to-market. 
  About LSI Logic's ZSP Family of DSP Cores 
LSI Logic's ZSP DSP superscalar signal processing technology provides the
highest performance open architecture DSP cores available today.  These
licensable and fully synthesizable cores have proven themselves in ASICs and
standard products alike.  The ZSP architecture -- now in its second generation
-- has been optimized with respect to code density, compiler performance and
ease of programming.  It is supported by a growing list of software Solution
Partners.  For more information about the ZSP visit the website at or send e-mail to 
  About LSI Logic Corporation 
LSI Logic Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of
communications, consumer and storage semiconductors for applications that
access, interconnect and store data, voice and video. In addition, the company
supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise. LSI Logic is
headquartered at 1621 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035, 

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CO:  LSI Logic Corporation; VIA Telecom, Inc.; VIA Technologies, Inc.
ST:  California, China
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