MONTPELLIER, France -- April 18, 2007 – Satin IP Technologies, a privately held startup company located in Montpellier, France, has delivered the first public demonstrations of VIP Lane during the Design And Test Europe conference and exhibition at the Nice Acropolis Convention Center (April 17-19).
VIP Lane is innovative Quality Management software supporting design engineers and project managers in their efforts to make Design-for-Reuse a daily reality.
By complementing and inter-operating with the Electronic Design Automation and Product Lifecycle Management tools that typically constitute semiconductor design flows, VIP Lane is a powerful and flexible implementation channel for the Design-for-Reuse processes which semiconductor companies usually have in place. Running as a web server application, VIP Lane tracks and captures all parameters and objects affecting IP quality, from multiple sources throughout the IP design and integration lifecycle. Taking advantage of its patented Design Quality Abstraction Layer, VIP Lane offers “checklist-driven” design assistance in the most critical areas of design reuse: specifications, coding, implementation, verification and support of SoC integration.
The CEO of Satin IP Technologies, Michel Tabusse explains: "IP quality results from a number of engineering practices throughout the block life cycle, and requires careful daily management rather than subjective scoring a posteriori. Large semiconductor companies, as well as IP vendors, cannot meet their objectives merely by using the most up-to-date EDA and PLM software. Most companies have defined best design-for-reuse practices internally and see a need to get those practices adopted throughout the design teams without incurring additional productivity costs. With VIP Lane, we provide the opportunity to do exactly that.” VIP Lane has already delivered value to several IP design projects at the Laboratoire d’Informatique, Robotique et Microélectronique de Montpellier (LIRMM, CNRS) and at Netheos, a company specialized in encryption solutions.
"Getting into the IP market is no easy decision for a company like us selling turnkey security solutions to final customers,” said Xavier Facélina, general manager at Netheos, “the Designfor- Reuse expertise accessible from VIP Lane was instrumental to our decision to market encryption solutions in the form of Intellectual Property blocks.”
“With VIP Lane as a key element of our IP qualification process, we identified and launched corrective actions on our Network Processor Unit that may otherwise have been ignored,” said Professor Lionel Torres, in charge of the System Level Architecture program at LIRMM. “We will standardize on VIP Lane for qualifying the reusability of our future IP blocks.”
About Satin IP Technologies
Satin IP Technologies is a privately held company with offices in Montpellier, France. The company was founded in 2006 by EDA professionals (Electronic Design Automation) with decades of experience in the development and sales of implementation and verification IP. Satin IP Technologies develops and licenses VIP Lane, Quality Management software targeted to designers of reusable Semiconductor IP blocks.
The company expects VIP Lane to make “Design for Reuse” and “Core-Based Design” easier and more productive activities for IP and SoC designers.
Visit Satin IP Technologies online at http://www.satin-ip.com.