inSilicon Broadens Intellectual Property Design Services, Vulcan ASIC Ltd., in the United Kingdom Company Adds Vulcan ASIC Ltd. as Authorized Design Center
Bedford, UK, July 12, 2000 - inSilicon Corporation (Nasdaq: INSN) -a leading provider of communications technology for complex systems-on-chip - has added United Kingdom-based Vulcan ASIC Ltd. to its Authorized Design Center program, providing expanded design services coverage in the UK.
Under the agreement, Vulcan will offer design services to inSilicon licensees that are integrating inSilicon technology in their designs with training, consultancy or full design service.
Based in Hertfordshire, Vulcan ASIC Ltd. is a specialist in the integration of intellectual property into customer system designs, whether implemented on FPGAs, ASIC, or fully custom ICs. The company can provide packaged IP solutions for fast time to market and adherence to industry standards.
"Vulcan has a strong team of engineers with exceptional experience in the integration of semiconductor intellectual property," commented Bob Giddy, Manager Northern Europe of inSilicon "The two companies provide complementary products and services to enable customers - to develop robust, efficient designs. It's a great service to be able to offer our customers."
"We know SIP technology, and we know how to bring high-efficiency solutions to our customers," added Mark Goodson, director of Vulcan. "By partnering with inSilicon and deploying their leadership products, we can provide IC designers with outstanding technology and the value-added assistance they need to meet their design and market window."
inSilicon Corporation is a leading provider of communications and connectivity technology used by semiconductor and systems companies to design complex systems-on-chip that are critical components of digital devices. inSilicon's technology provides customers faster time-to-market, and reduced risk and development cost. The Company's enabling communications technologies, including the JVX[tm] Java[tm] Accelerator, Ethernet, USB, PCI, and IEEE-1394 are used in a wide variety of markets encompassing communications, consumer, computing, and office automation.
About Vulcan ASIC Ltd.
Vulcan ASIC was founded in April 1996 to address the fast-growing market for ASIC consulting services and intellectual property integration. The company has provided expertise to many major systems developers to help get complex systems to market on time, including sourcing and integrating virtual components. In 1998 Vulcan saw the opportunity for a compact yet powerful embedded processor that could be implemented in both CPLD and ASIC technology. Vulcan evaluated the market and chose to develop a core based on the Java[tm] language feeling it offers a safer, easier to program, more compact and standardized solution than most RISC cores programmed in C/C++. Vulcan ASIC Ltd. is a privately held company with offices in Royston, England. For more information about Vulcan ASIC Ltd. visit http://www.vulcanasic.com.
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