Company Surpasses 750 Million Unit Milestone as Customer Demand for On-Chip Network IP Increases
MILPITAS, Calif.-- February 4, 2010 --Sonics, Inc. ®, a premier supplier of intelligent on-chip communications solutions, today announced its licensee shipments have exceeded 750 million units worldwide. This achievement highlights the ongoing significance that on-chip network IP plays in SoC design and Sonics’ unwavering commitment to helping customers innovate across the most high-growth, high-volume markets. Sonics’ growth is driven by its ongoing success in the hottest, next-generation consumer markets — including smart phones, netbooks, mobile internet devices (MIDs) and high-definition TVs.
As SoC complexity increases and semiconductor companies look for ways to resolve system performance and core connectivity, Sonics offers designers the largest portfolio of intelligent, on-chip network solutions for embedded designs. For more than a decade, Sonics’ wide array of silicon-proven IP has been helping global semiconductor companies innovate and remain competitive worldwide, including the world’s top five semiconductor leaders.
“The recent growth of the semiconductor IP market has been explosive and Sonics has emerged as a clear leader in network-on-chip technology,” said Grant Pierce, Sonics CEO. “Sonics takes a total system approach that is focused on solving the most challenging hardware, software, performance, power and cost issues for today’s SoCs. Our unique ability to allow designers to use any IP from anywhere, anytime to simplify IP integration in the most complex embedded designs is unparalleled. This, along with our ongoing investment in technology, our global presence and commitment to maintaining a world-class engineering organization, has allowed Sonics to retain and grow its customer base — even in a challenging market.”
As IP increasingly moves into a broader range of SoCs and Sonics continues to address every level of the market, the company recently expanded its product portfolio with the unveiling of a unique, low-cost platform to simplify on-chip bus designs. Last quarter, Sonics’ announced the general availability of its Sonics Network for AMBA® Protocol (SNAP) solution, which dramatically eases on-chip bus designs for complex embedded SoCs by turning multi-layer bus designs into an IP block.
“Most homes today have consumer products that feature Sonics technology inside,” said Jack Browne, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Sonics. “Many of the most popular Wi-Fi routers, smart phones, game consoles and HDTVs embed Sonics’ solutions. This is why we continue to build out our extensive product portfolio to reflect the ever-changing needs of semiconductor designers as these complex SoCs move deeper into consumer applications.”
Sonics, Inc. is a pioneer of network-on-chip (NoC) technology and today offers SoC designers the largest portfolio of intelligent, on-chip communications solutions. Sonics’ products optimize memory access, seamlessly manage on-chip network traffic, accelerate system performance and reduce power consumption in SoCs with advanced voice, data and video features — including those found in home entertainment, networking, wireless and mobile devices. With a broad array of silicon-proven IP, Sonics helps designers eliminate memory bottlenecks associated with complex, high-speed SoC design, streamline and unify data flows and solve persistent network challenges in embedded systems with multiple cores. As the leading supplier of on-chip communications networks for the embedded market, Sonics has enabled its customers to ship more than 750 million units worldwide. Founded in 1996, Sonics is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif. with offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.sonicsinc.com and www.sonicsinc.com/blog.