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LSI Logic Adopts Concept Engineering's Schematic Generation and Viewing Technology

DATE99, Munich, Germany – March 10, 1999 – Concept Engineering GmbH today announced that LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE:LSI) has licensed Concept's schematic generation and viewing technology. LSI Logic will integrate Concept's NlviewTK Widget into their FlexStream design tool environment, which is used by LSI Logic's design centers and customers worldwide.

"Today's complex ASICs are RTL-based, yet engineers still need schematic-type tools for fast RTL design structure analysis in order to highlight RTL and netlist design rule violations, and for netlist debugging," said Tim Daniels, ASIC product marketing manager at LSI Logic Europe. "We selected the NlviewTK Widget because of its rich feature set, its fast performance, and its Tcl/Tk-based interface which we easily integrated into our FlexStream design environment." "In addition, Concept Engineering was easy to work with. We appreciated their support, their responsiveness, and their openness in providing the information we needed," Daniels concluded.

"LSI Logic's design centers are some of the most advanced in the world," said Gerhard Angst, president of Concept Engineering. "We're pleased that our technology was a good match for LSI Logic's environment and that it could be easily integrated with FlexStream. In just a few days, we were able to integrate it for benchmarking and have a working demonstration." Angst continued, "This is a clear indication that not only the EDA industry, but also the semiconductor industry, has an urgent need for our technology."

Concept's products include Nlview, a standalone design analyzer that generates easy-to-read schematics from any Verilog or EDIF netlist; and the Nlview Widgets, a family of GUI building blocks (Tcl/Tk, MFC, ActiveX, and Java) that can be easily integrated into logic synthesis, verification, test automation, and physical design tools, on all Unix and Windows computing platforms.

About LSI Logic

LSI Logic Corporation, The System on a Chip Company®, is a leading supplier of custom high-performance semiconductors, with operations worldwide. The company enables customers to build complete systems on a single chip with its CoreWarer design program, thereby increasing performance, lowering system costs and accelerating time to market. LSI Logic develops application-optimized products in partnership with trendsetting customers, and operates leading edge, high-volume manufacturing facilities to produce submicron chips. The company maintains a high level of quality, as demonstrated by its ISO 9000 certifications. LSI Logic is headquartered at 1551 McCarthy Blvd., Milpitas, California 95035, 408-433-8000, www.lsilogic.com

About Concept Engineering

Concept Engineering develops, markets, and supports software and services that enable commercial EDA vendors, in-house CAD tool developers, and IC designers to generate, display, and customize schematic representations of any electronic circuit netlist (IP blocks, machine-generated structural descriptions, and structural parts of RTL descriptions). For more information, contact Concept Engineering at +49-761-470940 (phone), +49-761-4709429 (fax) or www.concept.de The company is located in Freiburg, Germany.


Concept Engineering
Gerhard Angst, +49-761-47094-0, info@concept.de, www.concept.de

Cayenne Communication LLC for Concept Engineering
Michelle Clancy, +1-252-940-0981, michelle.clancy@cayennecom.com

LSI Logic
Susan Josephson, +44-1344-413209, susanj@lsil.com