PORTLAND, OR — MAY 09, 2006
— Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP) today announced six new members, including: Cologne Chip, European Space Agency (ESA), MITRE Corporation, Jasper Design Automation, OnDemand Microelectronics, and the University of Bologna. The breadth of technologies represented in the new members illustrates the industry-wide acceptance and adoption of the OCP standard. Cologne Chip
, founded in 1994, develops and manufactures ISDN controller ICs for basic rate and primary rate access. Under the name "C³IP" the company introduces several ASIC IP cores to the market. The vast experience in ASIC design has led to an in-depth know-how especially in the field of telecommunication interfaces. Successful launches of many ICs and millions of sold microchips underline the company’s expertise in ASIC and FPGA design. The European Space Agency
shapes the development of Europe’s space capability. ESA has 17 member states including: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Canada, Hungary and the Czech Republic also participate in some projects under cooperation agreements. ESA will leverage OCP for IP reuse ensuring that investment in space technology continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe. MITRE Corporation
is a not-for-profit organization chartered to work in the public interest. As a national resource for the United States, they apply their expertise in systems engineering, information technology, operational concepts, and enterprise modernization to address sponsors' critical needs. MITRE manages three federally funded research and development centers for the Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Administration and for the Internal Revenue Service. MITRE also has its own independent research and development program that explores new technologies and new uses of technologies. Jasper Design Automation
is a privately-held Electronic Design Automation (EDA) company with a mission of making full formal IC verification a competitive advantage for its customers. The company’s flagship product, JasperGold Verification System, is the first verification product to deliver systematic complete verification tasks within predictable, finite schedule constraints. JasperGold formally verifies that complex IC design blocks meet high-level requirements defined in their specifications, and also pre-verifies IP blocks for use under all usage modes, without testbench development. OnDemand Microelectronics (ODM)
is a leader in the development of digital TV semiconductors, offering fully software-programmable cores for high definition, multi-standard video, image, and base band processing. ODM was founded in 2002 as a direct spin-off from Analog Devices with corporate headquarters and design centers based in Vienna, Austria. Sales and support offices are located in Austin/Texas, Munich and Taipei. The University of Bologna
is the oldest university in the western world and offers a multi-campus structure divided into 23 faculties, 68 departments and university campus branches within the Italian cities of Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini. OCP-IP University Program members receive free software tools, technical support and training packaged and ready for incorporation into a course or immediate independent study by students. The program is ideal for undergraduate training and helping faculty augment graduate programs and classes.
OCP-IP members receive free training and support, software tools, and documentation, enabling them to focus on the challenges of SoC design. Leveraging OCP-IP’s infrastructure eliminates the need to internally design, document, train and evolve a proprietary standard and support tools, freeing up critical resources for the real design work and providing enormous cost savings.
“This new group of members represents a diverse set of commercial product offerings, and further highlights the broad OCP acceptance and adoption across many markets,” said Ian Mackintosh, president OCP-IP. “We are very proud to announce and welcome all of our new members, and look forward to working with them in the future.” About OCP-IP
The OCP International Partnership Association, Inc. (OCP-IP), formed in 2001, promotes and supports the Open Core Protocol (OCP) as the complete socket standard ensuring rapid creation and integration of interoperable virtual components. OCP-IP's Governing Steering Committee participants include: Nokia [NYSE: NOK], Texas Instruments [NYSE: TXN], Toshiba Semiconductor Group (including Toshiba America TAEC), and Sonics. OCP-IP is a non-profit corporation delivering the first fully supported, openly licensed, core-centric protocol comprehensively fulfilling system-level integration requirements. The OCP facilitates IP core reusability and reduces design time, risk, and manufacturing costs for SoC designs. VSIA endorses the OCP socket, and OCP-IP is affiliated with VSIA. For additional background and membership information, visit www.OCPIP.org