November 17, 2008 16:45 ET

LSI Joins Power Forward Initiative

Common Power Format-Enabled Low-Power Design Solutions to Enable Power-Efficient Electronics

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - November 17, 2008) - Power Forward Initiative (PFI) today announced that LSI (NYSE: LSI) has joined the initiative in order to collaborate with other industry leaders to advance the state-of-the-art in low-power design. PFI membership has grown to more than 35 companies from around the world who represent a broad spectrum of semiconductor, IP, EDA, ASIC, design services and manufacturing providers.

"The energy footprint of storage and networking ICs must be reduced," said Ameesh Desai, senior director of design tools and methodology, LSI Corporation. "PFI's goal, which is to accelerate the delivery of low power ICs to the market, is in alignment with LSI Green initiatives. We look forward to contributing to this important effort."

LSI offers a unique perspective on many of the low-power issues being addressed by the PFI. Working collaboratively with Cadence and other PFI members, LSI plans to accelerate delivery of low-power solutions to the market that leverages the Common Power Format (CPF).

"The demand for power-efficient design is growing rapidly for wired applications driven by business and environmental considerations," said Pankaj Mayor, group director of Business Enablement at Cadence Design Systems, Inc. "By joining the Power Forward Initiative, LSI is affirming their commitment to collaborate with the industry to support customers' requirements to reduce energy consumption. We welcome their participation and applaud their leadership."

About LSI

LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) is a leading provider of innovative silicon, systems and software technologies that enable products which seamlessly bring people, information and digital content together. The company offers a broad portfolio of capabilities and services including custom and standard product ICs, adapters, systems and software that are trusted by the world's best known brands to power leading solutions in the Storage and Networking markets. More information is available at

About Power Forward Initiative

The Power Forward Initiative, which has more than 35 member companies, is an industry initiative sponsored by Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ: CDNS) and has the goal of enabling the design and production of more power-efficient electronic devices. The initiative includes companies representing a broad cross section of the design chain including system, semiconductor, foundry, IP, EDA, ASIC and design services companies. The Common Power Format (CPF) was contributed by Cadence to the Si2 Low Power Coalition in December 2006; CPF is now the most widely deployed low-power intent standard in the industry and available from Si2. The Initiative has also published A Practical Guide to Low-Power Design - User experience with CPF which is aimed at educating the broad design marketplace in utilizing advanced low-power design techniques. The Guide is available free of charge at

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:

    Dan Holden
    Power Forward Initiative