Korean design company e-MDT licenses SuperH 32-bit SH-4 CPU core
e-MDT to offer turnkey SH-4 based SoC design services and announces first development platform for developing Ubiquitous application products with KETI
San Jose, USA; Bristol, UK, Seoul, Korea and Tokyo, Japan 23 March, 2004. SuperH, Inc., the leading supplier of multimedia RISC CPU cores, (an independent company founded by Renesas Technology Corp. and STMicroelectronics, two of the worlds top 10 semiconductor manufacturers), today announced it has expanded its worldwide licensee base to include e-MDT, a turnkey SoC design provider with centers based in the U.S., China and Korea. e-MDT has licensed the SH4-501S, a 32-bit integer RISC CPU core which it will offer with its own complementary IP library to deliver a range of SoC multimedia solutions. With its established relationship with Hynix, e-MDT will first port the SH-4 CPU core in to their 0.18um and 0.13um CMOS process in line with customer demand.
e- MDT will offer a complete range of SuperH based turnkey design services supported through its local Korean, US and Chinese centers and is able to deliver comprehensive application specific solutions.
Jean-Marie Rolland, CEO of SuperH, Inc. commented, We are delighted to announce e-MDT as a new licensee. They are a perfect example of the new generation of design services companies and are a key element of our rapid expansion plans especially in the important Asian market.
e- MDT engineers have already completed a rigorous training SuperH program and the first SuperH based project has been announced with KETI (Korean Electronics Technology Institute) to develop a number of leading edge development platforms. The first platform addresses the emerging market of ubiquitous computing and will offer a multiprocessor-based system, based on the SH4-501S.
The industry standard SuperH family perfectly complements our IP library and delivers us a competitive edge in multimedia solutions, commented Jay Jeong, CEO of e-MDT. The project we have started with KETI already demonstrates the potential of our combined offering.
e- MDT, Inc which offers design services for System-on-Chip (SoC), application specific integrated circuits was founded in 1994 when e-MDT established the first of three worldwide ASIC design c enters in San Jose, California. e-MDT became an international company in 2000 with the opening of additional ASIC design centers in Seoul, Korea and Shenzen, China. e- MDTs core competencies include all phases of turnkey, integrated circuit design, test and fabrication. In addition to its core competencies, e-MDT offers a complete selection of fully verified intellectual property, thereby offering its customers one stop shopping.
About KETI (Korea Electronics Technology Institute)
KETI. the Government Institute, leads the development of technologies, by systemizing development strategies for the domestic electronics and communications industries. In addition, KETI also organizes the overall development of key electronic components and systems. KETI will put high priority on increasing the competitiveness of small and medium companies, and provide support for new venture businesses.
About SuperH, Inc.
SuperH, Inc. is a semiconductor intellectual property (SIP) licensing company and is the leading supplier of multimedia RISC CPU cores to companies building system-on-chip (SoC) products.
SuperH, Inc. develops RISC CPU cores, the SuperHyway Bus on-chip interconnect and software development tools. The SuperHTM family today includes the 32-bit SH-4 and 64-bit SH-5 CPU cores and is ideally suited to multimedia applications that require a single CPU core executing a mix of general-purpose code and DSP algorithms. SuperH CPU cores are targeted at consumer, automotive, telecom and handheld multimedia appliance markets with specific emphasis on set top box, residential gateway, car information systems, modems, digital camera and multimedia players.
Further information about SuperH, Inc. and SuperH products can be found at www.superh.com
SuperH is a trademark owned by Renesas Technology Corp. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
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