Palmchip to Include inSilicon Intellectual Property in System-on-Chip Platforms Palmchip Licenses inSilicon Communications Technologies
SAN JOSE, Calif., January 9, 2001 - inSilicon Corporation (Nasdaq: INSN) - a leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property (IP) communications technology - today announced that Palmchip Corporation, a leader in developing and licensing re-usable, configurable semiconductor IP for system-on-chip (SOC) solutions, will be a value added reseller for inSilicon's communications technologies that will be integrated into Palmchip platform solutions.
Under the terms of the agreement, Palmchip will market and sub-license inSilicon's industry-leading portfolio of communications IP together with Palmchip's products to provide applications-targeted SOC platforms.
Palmchip's flagship CoreFrame® integration architecture enables fast plug-and-play of multi-sourced IP. Within the CoreFrame architecture, Palmchip's PalmPak[tm] SOC development platform contains all of the peripheral functions required for a basic SOC (the CoreFrame architecture with PalmChannel controller and CPU-MChannel, DMA Channel, Flash/SDRAM memory controller, communications I/O, and basic HW/SW verification test bench).
"Palmchip is focused on reducing customer time-to-market by providing comprehensive, pre-verified SOC platform solutions," said Robert Nalesnik, vice president of marketing of inSilicon. "We're excited about our role in providing Palmchip the keystone communications technologies as part of their extremely flexible SOC development suite."
"inSilicon's lineage of communications IP expertise and silicon-proven products brings significant value to our customers," said Melissa Jones, vice president of marketing of Palmchip. "Their broad array of system-proven technologies will enable high design efficiency and device interoperability."
As part of the agreement, Palmchip will develop interfaces to the VSIA Virtual Component Interface (VCI) standard, which enables a common interface to inSilicon components. inSilicon, an early adopter of VCI, currently ships eight VCI-compatible communications products.
Palmchip is developing application-ready platforms that add specialized IP to further meet the design and time-to-delivery requirements of customers in specific embedded application markets including mobile communication and entertainment devices, PDAs, digital cameras, set-top boxes, network controllers, and office automation devices.
inSilicon Corporation is a leading provider of communications platforms used by semiconductor and systems companies to design systems-on-chip that are critical components of innovative wired and wireless products. inSilicon's technology provides customers faster time-to-market and reduced risk and development cost. The company's broad portfolio of analog and mixed-signal products and enabling communications technologies, including the JVX[tm] Java[tm] Accelerator, Bluetooth, Ethernet, USB, PCI, and IEEE-1394, are used in a wide variety of markets encompassing communications, consumer, computing, and office automation.
Palmchip Corporation (http://www.palmchip.com) develops and licenses configurable semiconductor IP for embedded SOC ICs used in networking, storage and portable communications and computing applications. The company offers general-purpose integration platforms, specialized IP blocks and subsystems, as well as full-service turnkey development. Palmchip's IP is based on its CoreFrame integration architecture. This technology is independent of processor, I/O or foundry, providing designers with tremendous flexibility in porting IP from multiple sources. Palmchip DirectConnect[tm] partners offer a wide range of third-party IP, software and design tools that are compatible with the CoreFrame architecture. Palmchip is a privately held company based in San Jose, California and is a member of the Virtual Socket Interface Alliance and VCX.
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