Update: MIPS Technologies Acquires Chipidea (August 27, 2007)
Benchmark Assures PHY Quality for Small Area, Low Cost SoC Integration OPorto, Portugal - Dec. 5th, 2006
- Chipidea®, the world's leading provider of analog/mixed-signal silicon intellectual property, today announced it is the first company in the market to achieve USB High Speed certification for its physical layer IP on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's 65 nanometer process technology.
The certification was achieved through the USB Implementers Forum Inc., a non-profit corporation founded by a group of companies that developed the Universal Serial Bus specification.
The USB HS Certification offers quality assurance to System-on-Chip (SoC) designers who integrate Chipidea's USB PHY IP into their 65nm designs. Chipidea's USB PHY IP's exceptionally compact size offers the lowest integration cost in the industry and the industry's lowest power consumption, less than 80mW. It also provides new features over previous generations like charger detection and programmability of key high speed parameters like amplitude, rise/fall times and slope.
"By extending our IP portfolio successfully into the most advanced process technology we are able to offer the best USB solution in the industry", said Luís Miguel Sampaio, Vice President of IP Connectivity Solutions of Chipidea. "USB Certification assures SOC designers all over the world that they have the best IP solution ready for integration in the most advanced technology". About Chipidea
Chipidea Microelectrónica S.A. is the world's leading provider of analog/mixed-signal silicon intellectual property, according to market researcher Gartner Dataquest Inc. The company is a key supplier to system-on-chip designers targeting fast-growing market segments in wireless communications, digital media and consumer electronics. With the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of silicon-proven technology across a variety of product lines, Chipidea offers the widest breadth of intellectual property solutions for the world's multi-function integrated circuit industry. Chipidea works hand-in-hand with its customers to ensure that its unique analog/mixed-signal expertise results in silicon success. Based in Lisbon, Portugal, Chipidea employs 250 people in research, development and sales and marketing offices across Europe, Asia and North America. Information about Chipidea can be found at www.chipidea.com