Bangalore -- November 6, 2006 -- Wipro Technologies, the global IT services division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) today announced that its IEEE 1394 IP family has completed 10 years and is widely deployed in digital devices today. In 1996, Wipro started its Global Product Division to develop licensable Intellectual Property Cores. The first output of this group was Intellectual Property Cores in Physical and Link Layer for IEEE 1394 (Firewire) protocol.
Kazuaki Inoue, General Manager, IC Business Planning & Promotion Department of SEIKO EPSON Corporation, said, “Wipro’s sustained focus on this particular technology (IEEE 1394) vindicates our choice of Wipro as technology partner. We have developed multiple products under S1R728**/S1R729** Series for printer, Storage device (HDD, DVD) etc. based on the IPs licensed from Wipro and have seen commercial success based on these products. We value Wipro’s commitment in the technology they invest in”. Seiko Epson is leading supplier of advanced interface product and one of the earliest licensees of Wipro’s IEEE 1394 IPs way back in 1998.
James Snider, Executive Director of 1394 Trade Association, said, “Wipro has been a valued member of the 1394 Trade Association for many years making significant contributions to our standards. I have sent a number of companies to them over the years for 1394 IP. They are a trusted 1394 expert.” he added.
Wipro’s IEEE 1394 family of IPs has more than 60 licensees worldwide over last 10 years including Consumer Electronics stalwarts like Emuzed, Epson, Indigita, MediaTek and Zoran. They have used Wipro’s IP cores into different commercial products including Camcorders, DVRs, Set Top Boxes, and PC Adapters. These IPs are also finding their way into newer areas such as Automotive and Digital Television applications. The competencies derived from this IP have laid the foundation of next generation IPs from Wipro including Wireless LAN, Bluetooth and UWB.
Ramesh Emani, President, Product Engineering Services said, “Wipro is the world leader in the sale of IEEE 1394 IP cores. This achievement has been possible due to continuous investment from Wipro in IEEE 1394 technology in terms of active participation in different specification developments, newer solution development, adapting existing cores to suit newer applications and maintaining the knowledge-base.”
Wipro’s IEEE 1394 IP Portfolio consists of Physical and Link layer solution for both IEEE 1394a and IEEE 1394b with support for OHCI (Open Host Controller Interface) Protocol and AV Link Protocol. Wipro also has generic drivers for 1394a and 1394b Link layers, Software stacks for AV/C General Command set and IEC 61883 series of specification, solution for SBP2 / SBP3 protocol and Software stack for Digital TV solution. It also has Content Protection solution based on 5C DTCP protocol to be used for 1394 bus, MOST bus, Internet Protocol etc. Wipro is a leading Semiconductor Design Services Provider and supplier of Intellectual Property (IP) cores for complex wireless and wireline applications; these include Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11), Bluetooth, Ultra WideBand (UWB), IEEE1394 (FireWire) and USB. 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. Wipro is the world leader in the sale of IEEE1394, WLAN and Bluetooth IPs and one of the earliest UWB (WiMedia alliance based) IP Cores.
Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services organization globally. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, Information Systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance 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 ADS’ 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.
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