True Circuits Analog IP Enables Oak Technology to Expedite HDTV Circuit Design
LOS ALTOS, California, November 4, 2002 - True Circuits, Inc. (TCI), a leading provider of analog and mixed-signal intellectual property (IP) for the semiconductor and systems industries, today announced that the TeraLogic Group of Oak Technology (Nasdaq: OAKT) will use TCI's low-jitter PLL intellectual property in the Generation9TM System-On-a-Chip (SOC) architecture, one of the industry's most advanced digital TV solutions. TCI's IP enabled Oak to incorporate multiple clock domains on a single SOC that previously required five separate ICs.
The Generation9 integrated circuit is a unique combination of features and functionality that will enable major consumer electronics manufacturers to substantially accelerate time-to-market and reduce the system cost of digital TV products. Generation9 samples are now available and Digital TV products based on the Generation9 architecture are expected to begin shipping in Q2 2003, establishing a new benchmark for lead-time from first silicon to production consumer electronics systems.
"True Circuit's low-jitter high-resolution clock generator PLL helped us produce a more flexible IC for our customers and enabled us to meet our time-to-market goals," said Gerard Yeh, Director of VLSI Design for Oak's TeraLogic Group. "The True Circuits IP enabled us to set up multiple clock domains on a single IC that previously required five ICs - significantly cutting the cost associated with designing the digital circuits and allowing TV manufacturers to produce smaller units at lower cost."
True Circuits offers a family of standardized PLL designs--deskew, clock generator, low bandwidth and spread spectrum PLLs--that spans nearly all performance points and features typically requested by ASIC designers. The designs are available for immediate delivery in a range of frequencies, multiplication factors and functions in CMOS processes from 0.25 to 0.13 micron and foundries such as TI, TSMC and UMC.
About Oak Technology
Oak Technology, Inc., a leading provider of solutions for the storage, manipulation and distribution of digital content, is committed to driving the emerging world of connected consumer appliances. The company's fully integrated products and technologies target three key markets: optical storage (CD-RW and DVD for PC and consumer), digital imaging (advanced copiers, printers, faxes, scanners and MFPs) and digital home entertainment (digital TV, HDTV and PVRs).
Oak's TeraLogic Group designs integrated circuits, software and platforms for digital TV that enable the delivery of compelling entertainment, information and interactive services to the home. With products powered by TeraLogic's technologies, consumers can enjoy crystal clear video and audio, Internet, electronic commerce, electronic program guides and interactive data services. TeraLogic Group's customers and partners include Sony, Mitsubishi, Samsung, Thomson/RCA, Access, Funai, JVC, Kenwood, NDS, NEC, Oren, Panasonic, ReplayTV, Texas Instruments, VividLogic, and Wind River Systems.
The company trades on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange under the symbol OAKT. Additional information about Oak and its digital solutions can be found at www.oaktech.com.
About True Circuits
Founded in 1998, True Circuits, Inc. develops and markets a broad range of PLLs and other mixed-signal designs for ICs for the semiconductor, systems and electronics industries. TCI's reputation is built on providing quality standardized and full-custom PLLs and other mixed-signal designs to the world's most demanding customers. TCI's robust state-of-the-art circuits, methodical and proven design strategy, and its close association with the world's leading silicon fabrication vendors, allow it to produce new and innovative designs in a variety of advanced process technologies quickly and reliably.
True Circuits is headquartered at 4962 El Camino Real, Suite 206, Los Altos, Calif. 94022 and can be found on the web at www.truecircuits.com. Product inquiries can be made by calling the company directly at (650) 691-2500 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All trademarks and tradenames are the property of their respective owners.
Contact True Circuits, Inc.