Bangalore, April 10, 2006 -- Wipro-NewLogic, the Semiconductor Intellectual Property arm of Wipro Technologies, today announced the availability of its Serial ATA (SATA) series of Intellectual Property cores. Wipro Technologies, the global IT Services division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), is the world’s largest independent R&D services provider.
On the occasion of the launch of the Serial ATA IPs, Hans-Peter Metzler, CEO of Wipro-NewLogic Business Unit said “The combined Wipro-NewLogic Intellectual Property team brings in close to 20 years of cumulative IP development and licensing experience. We are excited with this release as it is the first one with Wipro-NewLogic merged entity.”
Serial ATA or SATA is the flagship technology for next generation, high-speed, low cost, direct-attached storage solutions. It has become popular in desktop PC, workstation, and entry-level server environments. The trend towards Networking Consumer Electronics devices in the home is well supported by SATA’s hot-plug and hot-swap option and its low cost proposition. Hence, SATA is being used in Hard disk drives, CD and DVD drives, HD DVR and High end Set Top boxes. SATA finds usage in other applications like SAN (Storage Area Network), NAS (Network Attached Storage) as well as in RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) subsystems.
Wipro-NewLogic’s Serial ATA IP portfolio includes the SATA Host IPs and SATA Device IPs. Both SATA Host and SATA Device IPs include the Transport Layer, the Link Layer and the Digital portion of Physical layer. All these layers are implemented in Hardware in form of Verilog RTL. Wipro’s SATA Host IPs will be taken to silicon soon by a Japanese semiconductor giant.
"We are continuously investing in a large number of Intellectual Property cores and technology building blocks for catering to the needs of our customers in IT Platforms, Consumer Electronics, Storage, Automotive and Industrial automation industries, to name a few. Our customers have endorsed our leadership in connectivity technologies, both in wireline as well as in wireless space. Extending our IP leadership position in IEEE 1394 (Firewire) family of Serial wired technology, we are happy to announce the availability of the SATA Host and Device IPs. This complements with our organizational focus on Storage and Consumer Electronics practices performed through Professional Services of Wipro Technologies", says Sukalyan Mukherjee, Senior Product Marketing Manager of Wipro- NewLogic.
Wipro-NewLogic is a leading Semiconductor Design Services Provider and supplier of Intellectual Property (IP) cores for complex wireless and wireline applications. It is the world’s largest player in IPs for Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11), Bluetooth, and IEEE1394 (FireWire). Its other IPs includes the newly launched Serial ATA (SATA) cores, Ultra WideBand (UWB), USB and Ethernet cores.
The portfolio of IP cores also contains Software, silicon proven Wireless LAN multiband Radio module and Mixed-Signal Blocks such as AFEs, Synthesizers, PLLs. The services span over Digital, Analog / Mixed-Signal / RF based SoC (System-on-chip) Design, including specialized support for IP Customization, SoC and System Integration, ASIC Backend, Reference Design Development, Prototype Testing, Firmware Development, Application Development and Software Porting. For more details about the Intellectual Property cores, visit us at www.wipro.com/semi-ip
About Wipro Limited
Wipro Limited is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMMi Level 5 certified IT Services Company globally. Wipro provides comprehensive IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations globally. In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services. Wipro also has profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai and the National Stock Exchange, among others. More information is available at www.wipro.com