Industry-Standard ZSP500 Superscalar Architecture Uniquely Enables Software Flexibility for Demanding Multimedia Applications
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --, Oct. 25, 2006 -- VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. (VeriSilicon), a leading world class ASIC design foundry and semiconductor IP provider, today announced that Yamaha Corporation (Yamaha), a world leading provider of semiconductor solutions for professional and consumer multimedia products, has renewed its commitment to the ZSP architecture by licensing VeriSilicon ZSP500 DSP for use in its next- generation, high-end audio/video products.
ZSP500, a member of VeriSilicon ZSP G2 superscalar product family, features best in class code density while executing 4 instructions per cycle. With its powerful dual-MAC, five ALU architecture it is the ideal customer choice for multimedia applications requiring high performance at the lowest silicon cost.
"We have been very pleased with the ZSP architecture and comprehensive software offering, which we have already incorporated into a number of successful product lines. When it came time to select a processor for our high-end multimedia products, it was a natural choice for us to consider ZSP500. We believe that the ZSP G2 processor family significantly enhances the competitiveness of our audio/video product lines", said Mr. Ohara, General Manager, Semiconductor Division, Yamaha Corporation.
"We are delighted to extend our partnership and commitment to a world leader like Yamaha. The market adoption of ZSP is continuing at uninterrupted rate and this design win reflects the leadership position our processor families have achieved for a range of latest generation devices, such as 3G handsets and high-end audio/video. Our superscalar DSP architectures offer an unrivalled performance-to-cost ratio while insuring solution scalability thanks to full software code compatibility", said Dr. Wayne Dai, chairman, president, and CEO of VeriSilicon.
VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. is a leading world class ASIC design foundry providing libraries, semiconductor IPs, design and turnkey manufacturing services with multi-fab capability supporting process technologies down to 90nm. VeriSilicon has achieved first silicon success and entered volume production of many complex, multi-million gates SoCs using the leading wafer foundries in APAC and China. VeriSilicon has operations in US, China, Taiwan, Japan, France, Europe, and Korea. Over 500 customers worldwide have licensed VeriSilicon IPs and Standard Design Platforms. In 2005, VeriSilicon was ranked number three in Deloitte Technology Fast 50 China, the top 50 fastest-growing technology companies in China and number six in Deloitte Fast 500 Asia Pacific, the top 500 fastest-growing technology companies in Asia Pacific. VeriSilicon was also named one of the Red Herring 100 Private Companies of Asia, and selected as one of the EE Times 60 Emerging Startups. More information is available at www.verisilicon.com.
ZSP is a family of licensable digital signal processing (DSP) cores and solutions from VeriSilicon. With more than 50 customers worldwide, the ZSP processor architecture enables customer innovation as the DSP of choice in many key vertical markets including 3G wireless handsets, multimedia and networked voice applications. The ZSP portfolio offers two generations of architectures, G1 and G2, with software compatible cores delivering performance points that meet the cost, power and efficiency constraints of today's SoC designs. A number of standard products are also available for VoIP applications. ZSP Solution Partners augment the technology with world-class software tools, EDA modeling support and a large portfolio of application software. ZSP customers include Broadcom, Marvell, IBM, Renesas, Yamaha, Huawei, Datang, Murata, AVID and many other world-class companies. More information is available at http://www.verisilicon.com/IPPortfolio_2_13_1_ZSPDSPIP.html.
For more information about Yamaha LSI technology, visit www.global.yamaha.com.