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QuickLogic Announces uWatt Programmable Controller for the Intel PXA2XX Processor Line.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- QuickLogic Corporation (Nasdaq: QUIK):

--Ultra Low Power Programmable Controller enables rapid adoption of Miniature Hard Disk Drive (HDD) technologies into Intel(R) PXA2XX-based embedded systems

--QuickLogic HDD Solution Pack reduces risk and time to market

QuickLogic Corporation (Nasdaq: QUIK), a pioneer of Embedded Standard Products and uWatt FPGAs, announced their uWatt Programmable Controller optimized for the Intel(R) PXA2XX Processor line based on Intel's XScale(R) technology. The QuickLogic programmable Hard Disk Drive (HDD) controller solution enables designers to expand the Intel(R) PXA2XX processor's native interface set to communicate with IDE-based HDDs. Applications such as Handheld Navigational Equipment, Portable Media Players and Portable Medical Systems all stand to benefit from QuickLogic's industry-leading low power technology.

The QuickLogic programmable controller has been architected specifically to ensure the highest system bandwidth at the lowest power consumption. In consumer electronic (CE) products, particularly multimedia players, processor bandwidth is a precious commodity. By embedding dedicated sector buffers, and by offloading the PXA processor from managing the overhead of IDE timing and polling operations, the QuickLogic controller enables the PXA processor to operate on other processor-intensive tasks concurrently.

In addition to the device itself, QuickLogic has developed a complete HDD Solution Pack that includes a daughtercard for the Intel(R) PXA270-based Processor Developer's Kit ("Mainstone" DVK) and a complete Board Support Package (BSP) for the Windows CE and Windows Mobile operating systems. A BSP for the Linux operating system will be released in the near future. The daughter card supports all IDE-compatible HDDs, including the 1.8" and 1.0" form factor miniature disk drives optimized for space-constrained and power-starved consumer products. The Solution Pack enables designers to make system architecture tradeoffs including power consumption, performance and cost, improving developers' time to market and eliminating risk.

"The combination of Intel's PXA processor and QuickLogic's programmable IDE controller is the ideal solution for system developers looking for a low power, high performance answer to the challenge of adding hard disk storage to their portable embedded systems," said Kevin Yee, QuickLogic's Director of Business Development.

"Small form factor storage (HDD) is a key element for today's latest embedded handheld applications where a very large amount of storage of data and rich media is required, such as portable media players and navigation systems," said Scott Dunagan, Intel's Director of Marketing for embedded PXA2XX products. "QuickLogic's uWatt programmable controller provides our embedded customers with a hard disk drive solution with minimal impact to system cost, power and board space."

The release of this uWatt programmable controller solution underscores QuickLogic's commitment to providing low power connectivity between the Intel(R) PXA2XX family of processors and a host of emerging networking, storage and media processing technologies that target portable and handheld markets. QuickLogic recently announced its first uWatt programmable bridge enabling the seamless integration of PCI-based peripherals such as Wi-Fi chipsets, Ultra-Wideband (UWB) devices and Ethernet controllers into embedded systems based on the Intel PXA2XX processor line.

QuickLogic will host a TechOnLine online seminar related to this announcement on May 4, 2005 at 10:00 a.m., PST. To register for the seminar, please go to:

QuickLogic is a General Member of the Intel(R) Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers.


The QuickLogic HDD Solution Pack is sampling today and expected to be in production by the end of May. For pricing, contact your local QuickLogic Sales Representative at or send an email to

About QuickLogic

QuickLogic Corporation (Nasdaq: QUIK) invented and has pioneered the Embedded Standard Product (ESP) architecture, with the introduction of first products in 1998. ESPs are semiconductor devices that deliver the guaranteed performance, lower cost and lower risk of standard products, coupled with the flexibility and time-to-market benefits of programmable logic. QuickLogic's proprietary ViaLink metal-to-metal interconnect technology offers significant benefits - including very low power at high performance levels - to our customers and is the foundation of our ESP product families, as well as our core FPGA products. Founded in 1988, the company is located at 1277 Orleans Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089-1138. For more information please visit the QuickLogic web site at

Safe Harbor Statement Under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to, among others, the potential benefits of our technology to applications such as Handheld Navigational Equipment, Portable Media Players and Portable Medical Systems, our intention to support the Linux system in the near future, and expectations regarding the production dates of HDD Solution Pack. Actual results may differ materially from any such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to: (i) a delay in the production of our HDD Solution Pack; (ii) the performance and market acceptance of Quicklogic's products, including solutions, if any, produced as a result of the partnership with Intel; (iii) general conditions in the semiconductor industry; (iv) development risks; (v) market acceptance; and (vi) the impact of competitive products. Certain risk factors are detailed in QuickLogic's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. QuickLogic disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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