Tality Takes Lead in ARM Core-Based System-on-Chip Design
SAN JOSE, Calif.----Sept 13, 2000--Tality Corporation -- formerly the Electronic Design Services group of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. that will soon be launched as a separate company -- announced today that it has completed ten ARM® core-based system-on-a-chip (SOC) designs for communications applications in the past 12 months. The chips encompass multiple leading-edge communications applications, including third-generation (3G) cellular, Bluetooth and Internet telephony (voice over Internet protocol), as well as high-speed data access such as digital subscriber line (DSL), cable and Ethernet.
``Tality is establishing an impressive track record in ARM core-based SOC design,'' said Warren East, ARM vice president of operations. ``Tality has enabled multiple ARM licensees to achieve their time-to-market objectives, further strengthening industry acceptance of the ARM core as the architecture for the digital world.''
``ARM cores are critical to our development of advanced communications SOC design,'' commented Ajay Shingal, Tality's Digital IC Group vice president and general manager. ``We have invested heavily in ARM core-based modular integration platforms that reduce time-to-market and increase schedule predictability.''
ARM is the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded reduced instruction set computer (RISC) microprocessor solutions, and has more than 44 licensees in a variety of market segments including the communications, consumer and automotive industries. In 1998, Tality became the first ARM-approved design center in the ARM ATAP(TM) technology access program. The non-exclusive ATAP agreement enables Tality to utilize ARM technology in the design of chips for Tality customers who are, or are becoming, ARM licensees. All but one of the ten ARM core-based chips were designed at Tality's primary SOC design center in Livingston, Scotland, which is the hub for the ATAP agreement.
Tality Corporation, formerly the Electronic Design Services group of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CDN), will soon be launched as a separate company. With more than 1,000 engineers located in 14 design sites worldwide, the organization is the world's largest independent provider of engineering services and intellectual property for the design of complex electronic systems and integrated circuits. Tality is headquartered at 555 River Oaks Parkway, Building No. 3, San Jose, California, 95134.
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