EDINBURGH, Scotland Two providers of intellectual property (IP) cores, Stellar Semiconductor Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) and Sican GmbH (Hannover, Germany), announced a marketing and sales agreement at the IP99 Europe conference and exhibition.
The agreement calls for Sican, which provides cores and design services, to market and sell Stellar's IP cores alongside Sican's existing library of core products, and to provide design services to the customer base of Stellar, which sells graphics and video processing cores.
"The IP core offerings from the two companies complement each other and our combined strength will greatly enhance Sican's ability to provide a robust set of cores for customers who are designing system-on-a-chip multimedia solutions in Europe," said Valentin von Tils, vice president of design for Sican.
Sican offers audio and video decoding, broadband media access and bus interface cores. The company specializes in multimedia, communications, and networking applications and also provides design services.
"Stellar is establishing a worldwide presence. We have already opened an office in Japan and our partnership with Sican will significantly increase our presence in the European multimedia market," said Sandeep Gupta, chief executive officer of Stellar Semiconductor.
Stellar's target customers include semiconductor manufacturers developing system-on-chip products for the visual entertainment markets, including digital entertainment systems and consumer information appliances.