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GDA Technologies to Release RapidChip(R) Based PCIe Development Platform by Fall ’05


ANAHEIM, CA, June 16, 2005 -- DAC 2005 -- To enable PCI Express based solution development using LSI Logic’s popular RapidChip(R) Platform ASIC technology, GDA Technologies, Inc. announced today its planned release of a RapidChip based PCIe development platform by Fall 2005. GDA, a rapidly growing supplier of Intellectual Property (IP) and Electronic Design Services (EDS), will permit users to implement their own configurable logic on board, allowing full verification and validation of the solution.

“GDA is elated to provide the PCI Express Development platform for RapidChip technology, as it builds on our earlier association with LSI Logic and its RapidChip Partnership Program,” explained Ravi Thummarukudy, VP&GM of IC division at GDA. “The ability of the RapidChip platform to deliver a low latency, high system performance, low risk path for building multi-gigabit serial interface designs along with the faster time-to-market at affordable NRE cost will greatly benefit our IP customers.”

Thummarukudy added, “GDA has long stressed our commitment to delivering quality IP solutions, and we take pride in LSI Logic’s selection of our IP cores for use with its RapidChip Platform ASIC offering.”

The platform, once released, will allow RapidChip technology customers to easily integrate their design functionality with GDA PCI Express IP cores and LSI Logic’s industry-compliant high-speed SerDes and embedded standard processors, which themselves are pre-built on a RapidChip slice. The development platform would offer flexibility in its multiple PCI Express End point Controller Cores from GDA implemented in RapidChip technology, one of which can be selected by users at run time. It would provide users the capability to test their application logic working with RapidChip technology, and compare the performance advantages of RapidChip Platform ASICs over other technologies.

“GDA, a member of the RapidChip Partner IP program, has been a key IP provider to tier one customers. The PCI Express development platform marries LSI Logic’s industry leading serdes GigaBlaze and GDA’s PCI Express controller cores to offer customers an aggressive time-to-market for their solutions,” said Harmel Sangha, Director of CoreWare( IP Marketing, LSI Logic. “We are pleased to work with GDA to enable PCI Express technology deployments in RapidChip Platform ASIC designs.”

About GDA Technologies Inc.

GDA Technologies Inc. is a leading Electronic Design Services (EDS) and Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP) solution provider for the embedded, networking, and consumer electronics markets. GDA specializes in designing ASICs, FPGAs, IPs, boards, SoCs, software, and complete systems from concept to product. GDA has been the leading solution provider for fast interconnect technologies such as PCI Express, HyperTransport, RapidIO, Ethernet, and Advanced Switching, with several licenses sold in computing, networking, and communications markets. GDA is headquartered in San Jose, California with satellite design centers in Boston, Sacramento, Singapore, Chennai, and Bangalore, India.

RapidChip and CoreWare are trademarks or registered trademarks of LSI Logic Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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