SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Oct. 6, 2005
-- GDA Technologies, Inc., a leading Electronic Design Services (EDS) and Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP) solution provider, and Arkados Inc., a fully owned subsidiary of CDKNet.com Inc., today announced that the collaboration of the two companies resulted in a fully functional, HomePlug®-compliant powerline networking system-on-chip.
"Our experienced team had taken Arkados' design and implementation of the powerline networking chip through various stages of Final integration, Verification, Backend Design implementation and supply chain management in record time. GDA's known expertise in SoC Integration and front to back end design services, and established relationships for supply chain management, contributed to the success of this project," explained Ravi Thummarukudy, Vice President and General Manager of IC Solutions. "To accelerate Arkados' SoC development, we successfully utilized our GTAP (GDA Technology Acceleration Platform) and this enabled us to quickly build, verify, and tape out the design in such a short amount of time, which I consider a great achievement."
He further noted that the partnership is a testimonial of how a growing semiconductor company can take advantage of GDA's established capabilities.
Oleg Logvinov, President and CEO of Arkados, a NJ-based company with expertise in Powerline communications and system-on-chip design, said, "We partnered with GDA in getting our product to market more quickly because of their design expertise, commitment and access to various tools and methodologies. By utilizing GDA's expertise, Arkados and GDA finished the tape-out process in a record time of six months."
Mr. Logvinov is the immediate past President of The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance, the industry-led initiative for global powerline communications standards. He continued, "Our partnership with GDA will help roll out highly integrated, lower-cost powerline solutions to market for in-home data networks and for entertainment applications such as digital audio and video."
Based on a worldwide specification from the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, powerline technology uses the power lines already in a home as a path for a high-speed network, allowing digital devices, such as computers and consumer electronics, to connect to each other and to the Internet.
Arkados is a contributing member of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, focused on specific standards initiatives within the Alliance. The Alliance addresses three key technology areas including HomePlug 1.0 + AV (in-home connectivity, including digital home and consumer electronics applications), HomePlug BPL (to-the-home, Broadband-over-Powerline applications), and HomePlug Home Automation (command-and-control applications).About GDA Technologies Inc.
GDA Technologies Inc. is a leading Electronic Design Services (EDS) and Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP) solution provider for the embedded, networking, and consumer electronics markets. GDA specializes in designing ASICs, FPGAs, IPs, boards, SoCs, software, and complete systems from concept to product. GDA has been the leading solution provider for fast interconnect technologies such as PCI Express, HyperTransport, RapidIO, Ethernet, and Advanced Switching, with several licenses sold in computing, networking, and communications markets. GDA is headquartered in San Jose, California, with satellite design centers in Boston, Sacramento, Singapore, Kochi, Chennai, and Bangalore.About Arkados Inc.
Arkados Inc. develops, manufactures and supplies system-on-chip semiconductors that enable easy-to-use digital connectivity between the many entertainment and computing devices used by consumers. Redefining "plug and play," Arkados solutions create a virtual, home-wide entertainment and information network enabling digital data to be shared between stereos, radios, computers, speakers, MP3 players, televisions, cable and DSL modems, and a host of other devices. The Company's OEM customers can produce sophisticated, full-featured products with a lower production cost, faster time-to-market, and a high degree of programmability. Arkados chips conform to HomePlug Powerline Alliance standards and can also be used for in-building and to-the-home applications. The Company has strategic partnerships with Leviton Inc. and GDA Technologies. Arkados Inc. is based in North Plainfield, N.J., and is a wholly owned subsidiary of CDKNet.com Inc.