AUSTIN, Tex. -- Alchemy Semiconductor Inc. here today announced plans to bolster its networking-chip offerings by licensing some digital signal processor (DSP) technology from Infineon Technologies AG.
Under the terms, Alchemy has licensed Infineon's Carmel line of DSPs, including synthesizable versions of both the company's Carmel DSP 10xx and Carmel DSP 20xx core architectures. The Carmel DSP is a 16-bit, fixed-point product designed for high-performance, low-power applications.
"As Alchemy Semiconductor continues to add value to products targeted at the Internet edge, the DSP function becomes increasingly necessary," said Eric Broockman, president and chief executive of Austin, Tex-based Alchemy. "By licensing Infineon's Carmel DSP core, Alchemy will provide the market leadership performance and quality software tools which will differentiate our customer's products."
Alchemy recently announced its first product. Dubbed the Au100, th e company's Internet Edge processor product is design for use in handheld PCs, voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony devices, residential gateways, firewalls, and routers.