January 31, 2005
LSI LOGIC CORPORATION AND ATHENA GROUP ANNOUNCE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LICENSING AGREEMENT
Gainesville, FL - January 31, 2005 - The Athena Group today announced an agreement to license intellectual property to LSI Logic and its customers. Athena also announced that under the agreement, LSI Logic has taken delivery of two of its leading products, a high performance Fast-Fourier-Transform (FFT) engine from Athena's Atomic Signal Processing library and a TeraFire® public key cryptography core.
“We are proud that LSI Logic has chosen Athena for our technology,” says Dr. Jon Mellott, CTO of the Athena Group. “As the semiconductor industry continues to change and more customers turn to IP for their challenging requirements, LSI Logic's customers now have access to Athena's fast, low-power, application-specific signal processing technology. We look forward to working with LSI Logic and its customers.”
Athena's proprietary arithmetic technology enables remarkable levels of power reduction and area conservation across Athena's entire family of Atomic Signal Processing functions and GPS pre-processors. And while more efficient at any performance level, Athena's technology easily scales to extremely high performance, making it ideal for the most challenging applications - whether that challenge is total performance or minimum power consumption.
“High performance and low power are essential requirements for our customers seeking signal processing IP,” said Ahmad Khanssari, senior marketing director, Industrial and Medical markets at LSI Logic Corporation. “In portable battery-powered applications, power budgets require the lowest possible power without sacrificing state-of-the-art performance. Athena's FFT engine was a perfect fit for our design, offering a high performance and configurable FFT that met our low power requirements. Athena also provided strong customer support in completing the customization and optimization of their IP to meet schedule.”
About The Athena Group, Inc.
The Athena Group, Inc., of Gainesville, Florida licenses signal processing technology that delivers breakthrough performance, reduced area, and reduced power consumption in a broad range of SoC products. Athena technology is ideal for leading edge applications such as secure e-commerce, wireless communications, and video compression.
Athena was founded in 1986 and is privately held.
About LSI Logic Corporation
LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) focuses on the design and production of high-performance semiconductors for Consumer, Communications and Storage applications that access, interconnect and store data, voice and video. LSI Logic engineers incorporate reusable, industry-standard intellectual property building blocks that serve as the heart of leading-edge systems. LSI Logic serves its global OEM, channel and distribution customers with Platform ASICs, standard-cell ASICs, standard products, host bus adapters, RAID controllers and software. In addition, the company supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise. LSI Logic is headquartered at 1621 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035. http://www.lsilogic.com.
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For information on Athena products, contact:
Pat Rugg, VP Sales and Marketing
The Athena Group, Inc.
408 W. University Avenue, Suite 306
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: (352) 371-2567 ext. 307
Toll-free: (800) 741-7440