Cai Yan, EE Times(08/09/2006 9:41 AM EDT)SHANGHAI, China
— An IP design center here and Cadence Design Systems Inc. are joining forces to offer IP design-in consultation services for small- and mid-sized chip companies in the Yangtze Delta area.
As part of a deal to buy Cadence tools, Cadence will assign engineers to assist designers at the Shanghai Silicon Intellectual Property Exchange on IP evaluation, validation and SoC design methodologies. The hope is that they can foster an environment where IP is safeguarded and made more affordable for designers to use.
The joint effort will be called the SSIPEX-Cadence IP Research Center. "Our goal is to establish an advanced mixed-signal IP core base and a complete system of IP design, validation and service," a SSIPEX spokesperson said.
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