COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.LSI Corp. is parlaying the strength of processors acquired from Agere Inc. and Tarari Inc. to create a new Multi-Services Business Gateway Alliance. The group will be announced at the Las Vegas Interop show this week.
While the alliance focuses on customers for LSI's chips, it also includes semiconductor partners such as Infineon Technologies and Via Technologies Inc. Members of the alliance are building business gateways based on LSI's APP2200 SoC processor.
LSI (Milpitas, Calif.) also is introducing two new members of its StarPro media processor family on Tuesday (April 29), the SP2603 and SP2612. Both are designed to reduce power consumption per voice channel, and include transcoding for mobile video applications. The codec suite bundled with the development environment includes H.263, H.264 and MPEG-4.
Charlie Kawwas, vice president of segment marketing at LSI, said the intent of the Alliance was not simply to promote the APP 2200 architecture, but also to enable a standard small-medium business gateway system architecture for access appliances.
Members of the MSBG Alliance include Nortel Networks, Telrad Networks, Accton Networks, Aricent and Nakina Systems. Kawwas said LSI also is recruiting members from the service-provider community so that carriers can better address the needs for future networks.