Toshiba creates ASIC IP Partner Program, names initial partners

Jan. 20, 2003 – San Jose, CA – Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. (TAEC) has launched the ASIC IP Partner Program and disclosed the first companies who have agreed to participate in the new program.

“The ASIC IP Partner Program is intended to provide TAEC’s ASIC/SoC customers with a wide-ranging portfolio of silicon and software IP to help them get to market quickly,” said Richard Tobias, VP of the ASIC and foundry business unit at TAEC. He said that partners would provide ready-to-use verified IP and share TAEC’s commitment to reduce time to market, minimize design risk, and lower cost for its customers.

The program offering encompasses function IP, platform IP, and advanced platform IP.

The companies participating in the program are:

— Denali Software Inc., Palo Alto, CA, a provider of semiconductor IP and EDA tools for memory system design and verification

— GDA Technologies Inc., San Jose, CA, a design services and IP company specializing in embedded networking and consumer electronic designs

— Mentor Graphics Corp., Wilsonville, OR, a provider of electronic hardware and software design solutions

— Sonics Inc., Mountain View, CA, a semiconductor IP company focused on SoC interconnect solutions

— Synopsys Inc., Mountain View, CA, a supplier of connectivity IP (e.g., USB, PCI, PCI-X, Ethernet)

TAEC’s ASIC IP program roadmap includes the planned addition of digital signal processing and general purpose IP for networking, multimedia, printers, and storage applications.


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