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LSI Logic restructures business to focus on key markets

Posted: 19 Aug 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:custom ic? consumer products? storage platforms?

Semiconductor supplier LSI Logic Corp. has reorganized its business to focus on the company's key markets of custom integrated circuits, consumer products, and storage platforms and products.

Under the reorganization, LSI Logic plans to establish four major business groups and appoint three corporate officers, all reporting to top management.

The moves reflect the efforts of new president and chief executive Abhi Talwalkar to put his stamp on the company. Talwalkar succeeded company founder Wilf Corrigan in May.

"We have intensified our focus on our targeted business sectors and we are fully leveraging our intellectual property and engineering resources for the benefit of our global customer base," said Talwalkar in a statement. "These structural changes and the revamped leadership team are intended to reinvigorate the company's talented workforce and to strengthen LSI Logic's competitive presence in its chosen markets."

LSI Logic has formed the Custom Solutions Group (CSG), which will be responsible for the company's Standard Cell, RapidChip Platform ASIC and Design Services offerings. Jeff Richardson, 40, will serve as the general manager and executive vice president of the Custom Solutions Group.

The Consumer Products Group (CPG) will provide standard product and custom solutions for consumer end markets based on core competencies in digital media processing. The group is directed by Umesh Padval, 47, general manager and executive vice president.

The Storage Components Group (SCG) is focused on storage standard products, including Ultra320 SCSI controllers, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and SATA solutions. The group is directed by Bill Wuertz, 47, general manager and senior vice president.

In addition, LSI has merged its RAID Storage Adapters (RSA) division into Engenio Information Technologies Inc., LSI Logic's storage systems subsidiary. Engenio will be directed by Phil Bullinger, 41, general manager and senior vice president.

The company has also combined the sales forces of LSI Logic and Engenio into a single group called LSI Logic Worldwide Sales. The group is jointly directed by LSI executive vice president of Worldwide Sales Frank Tornaghi and Flavio Santoni of Engenio, appointed senior vice president.

- Spencer Chin

EE Times

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