Cupertino, Calif. and Dublin, Ireland , 6th December 2005 – Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3) and Giga Scale Integration Corporation (Giga Scale IC) announced today that S3, an industry-leading developer of high performance mixed signal intellectual property for integrated circuits, has joined the ChipEstimate.com IP Partners Program. The alliance delivers the complete portfolio of IP developed by S3 to all users of Giga Scale IC's InCyte chip estimation software.
InCyte is emerging as the de facto standard for chip estimation among ASIC vendors and design services firms. It facilitates rapid estimations of die size, power, leakage, yield, and cost at the earliest stages of the design flow, when the greatest cost savings can be realized. InCyte aggregates data from across the supply chain – from leading third-party foundries and IP vendors which now include S3 – and puts it at designers' fingertips. As a result, InCyte users now can estimate a design and quantify the effects of S3's IP in terms of size, power, yield, and other parameters. ChipEstimate.com is a web site developed and maintained by Giga Scale IC which allows designers to download a no-cost version of the InCyte tool.
"We are experiencing excellent customer interest for our portfolio of high performance Mixed Signal IP, especially in wireless applications, and are pleased to join the ChipEstimate.com IP Partners Program," said Bob Tait, Product Marketing Manager at S3. "Our co-operation with Giga Scale IC provides convenient access to our technology for our current and prospective customers who will be able to access the small footprint and low power capability of our IP as they evaluate their SoC design options through InCyte."
"It is our pleasure to welcome an IP provider of S3's stature to the ChipEstimate.com IP Partners Program. With the addition of S3's products, the InCyte integrated IP catalog grows more robust and diverse, and makes InCyte an ever more powerful tool in the hands of IC designers," said Adam Traidman, Giga Scale IC President.
About Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3)
S3 has a 19 year track record of providing innovative System IC design solutions right-first-time based on a unique combination of specialist design expertise, advanced methodologies and application experience. S3 focuses on leading edge IC design and has already completed many designs in 90nm targeting various foundries. S3 works with the world's top semiconductor companies (IDMs and fabless) and has working relationships with leading foundries such as IBM, TSMC and UMC, and EDA Suppliers such as Cadence. S3 addresses the complete System IC design cycle from architecture to verification, to system verified silicon.
S3's portfolio of silicon-proven customizable Mixed Signal IP features high performance analog building blocks such as ADCs, DACs, PLLs and LVDS transmitters, for a variety of technically demanding applications including Wireless LAN, Broadband Communications, Imaging and Video.
For more information visit: www.s3group.com/system_ic/mixed_signal_ip
About Giga Scale IC
Founded in 2003, Giga Scale IC is a privately funded EDA company that develops and markets InCyte, a chip estimation tool that dramatically reduces the risk, design time and cost of IC design. InCyte accurately estimates key IC specifications, including size, power, leakage, speed, cost, and yield. A no-cost version of InCyte is available by registering at www.ChipEstimate.com. Upgrade subscriptions enhance InCyte's estimation accuracy through access to prominent third-party foundry and IP library data. Purchasing an upgrade subscription also enables the industry's only IC Economic Analysis Engine, which provides an accurate estimation of final packaged chip cost.
Giga Scale IC is located at: 10050 North Wolfe Road, Suite SW1-266, Cupertino, Calif. 95014. Telephone: (408) 255-0444. Facsimile: (408) 255-0344. Email: email@example.com. Web Site: http://www.gigaic.com.