CAMPBELL, CA, Dec 11, 2006 - As the value of automobile electronic components continues to grow at a significant pace, IPextreme® Inc., a semiconductor intellectual property (IP) licensing company has extended its partnership with Infineon Technologies AG (FSE/NYSE: IFX) to make another four automotive IP products available for license through IPextreme’s IP Commercialization Program. IPextreme will market, license and support Infineon’s MultiCAN, MCDS, MLI and MSC interface blocks to system on chip (SoC) designers seeking to integrate state-of-the-art network, debug, and fast serial interface technology.
Infineon is the world’s second largest supplier of automotive semiconductors. Engineers will benefit from the Infineon and IPextreme IP partnership as they have the ability to achieve faster time to market for new vehicle control and safety systems. “IPextreme has proven to be a reliable partner, marketing C166S and TriCore IP,” said Manfred Choutka, Microcontroller product manager at Infineon. “As our MultiCAN, MCDS, MLI and MSC have shown to be popular interfaces, they are well suited to be made available as IP. Adding to our three key features leading real-time performance, outstanding peripherals and quality excellence, we expect them to drive our business in that segment even further.”
Warren Savage, IPextreme CEO commented, “We are very proud that Infineon has once again chosen us to market their high-performance and successful products. The addition of MultiCAN, MCDS, MLI and MSC give IPextreme the richest portfolio of automotive semiconductor IP available. As more sensor-based automotive applications are embraced, IPextreme will continue to bring valuable and well-proven IP solutions to market, enhancing further the latest developments in automotive electronics.”
The agreement builds upon an already successful relationship between the two companies, established in June 2004, whereby IPextreme has been selling and delivering the popular Infineon C166®S and TriCore® 16-bit and 32-bit microcontroller cores. The newest IP offerings include:
The premier, modern implementation of the widely used Controller Area Network. Well proven, certified, easy to integrate, configurable from 1-6 nodes with TTCAN and gateway modes.
Multi-Core Debug Solution for real-time hardware debug and calibration. To meet stringent reliability requirements, MCDS adds logic analyzer and ICE-like access to signals buried deep in large SoCs.
Multiprocessor Link Interface, fast serial interface for inter-processor communications. It enables heterogeneous parallel processing through just a few pins.
MicroSecond Channel, high-speed serial interface to the µs-Bus optimized to control power modules such as electric motors, fuel injectors and ignition coils, while adding little to the pin count and system cost.
Individual announcements detailing product availability will follow.
About IPextreme Inc.
IPextreme brings high-value intellectual property (IP) from large semiconductor companies to consumer and automotive System-on-Chip (SOC) designers worldwide. These products are silicon proven to minimize design risk and provided in a process independent and EDA neutral format, for easy use by the broadest range of customers. With a decade of experience in developing, packaging, licensing and supporting IP, our team offers a complete business solution for semiconductor companies to strategically leverage their internal IP portfolio to grow overall revenue. IPextreme has offices in Campbell, California, Munich, Germany and Tokyo, Japan. www.ip-extreme.com.
Further information about Infineon at www.infineon.com