The demonstration stems from Applied Nanotech's collaboration with six Japanese display component manufacturers. Applied Nanotech is a subsidiary of Nano-Proprietary (Austin, Texas).

Talwalkar and other company officials reiterated the fabless strategy would help the company move to using advanced 90-nm and 65-nm and below process technology on larger wafers, to help address key markets such as storage and consumer products.In moving to a fabless model, Talwalkar indicated that LSI would seek to consolidate its foundry supplier base, particularly in ASICs where the company has in recent years lost traction due to a changing marketplace.We may have to narrow our base of foundries for ASICs,” Talwalkar said, not indicating which partners the company would ultimately choose to remain allied with.