| LONDON Design and Reuse (D&R) has agreed to provide members of the Fabless Semiconductor Association with access to its catalog of intellectual property (IP) cores. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. |
D&R (Grenoble, France) added that it would explore collaboration with the FSA on other initiatives.
The FSA, headquartered in Dallas, Texas and with offices in San Jose, California, has been increasing its activities in Europe over the last two years (see Aug. 8 story).
“Intellectual property has been identified by our members as the top technology challenge for FSA to address,” said Jodi Shelton, co-founder and executive director of FSA, in a statement issued by D&R. “By facilitating this collaboration, we can provide this tool to our members to support sound business decisions and help to reduce barriers to using third-party IP.” “We have invested great time and effort to achieve our vision of providing the industry’s leading source of information on IP,” said, Gabriele Saucier, chairman of D&R, in the same statement. “FSA’s desire to offer this to their members acknowledges our vision and speaks to the quality service we provide.”
Last month, D&R announced a similar partnership with China Software and Integrated Circuit Platform (CSIP).
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