SAN JOSE --Intellectual property design core provider inSilicon Corp. today announced it has licensed its Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 host communications core to Toshiba Corp.'s semiconductor group. Toshiba plans to use the USB 2.0 technology in complex system-on-chip designs.
The deal comes after Toshiba's successful implementation of designs using inSilicon's USB 1.1 technology, said Kiyofumi Ochii, general manager of Toshiba's System LSI Design Division. Terms of the licensing pact were not released.
The optimized USB 2.0 host technology will enable Toshiba to "reduce development costs and bring their advanced technology products to market sooner," said Barry Hoberman, chief operating officer of San Jose-based inSilicon.