Hsinchu, Taiwan, May 24, 2010 -- Innopower Technology announced today the availability of the USB 3.0 PHY IP from Faraday Technology, which has successfully passed USB-IF (USB Implementers Forum) SuperSpeed certification and obtained the compliance logo through the customer products for both host and device ends.
In addition to completing the silicon verification in 0.13um, Faraday continues aggressively migratting the IP to other advanced process nodes. “With the increasing demand for high-definition audio-video data bandwidth, USB 3.0 will become the mainstream interface standard in 2011 because its speed at 5.0Gbps is 10 times faster than the speed of USB 2.0 at 480Mbps,” said Meisie Jong, vice president of sales and marketing at Innopower. “We bring Faraday's IP to the market and are glad to see that this PHY IP is not only supported in copper-interconnect technologies at 0.13um, 90nm, 65nm and 40nm, but also in aluminum-interconnect technologies at 110nm, bringing more options for chip manufactures to develop solutions in different markets,” she added.
Besides the USB 3.0 PHY IP, Innopower can also license the device controller IP to customers if they have their own PHY implementation. By combining Faraday's excellent capabilities for technical development and Innopower's abundant market knowledge and customer support experiences, the exclusive arrangement brings superior IP solutions to customers, enabling faster time-to-market for new interface standards like USB 3.0.
About Innopower Technology Corporation
Founded in 2008, InnoPower aims to provide competitive semiconductor intellectual properties (IP) for foundries, IDM's and fabless design companies. While still young as a separate legal entity, it leverages past development experience, extensive automation capabilities and acquired patent portfolio to offer advanced silicon IP's. These products are highly differentiated and most of them are production proven. InnoPower also has a strong engineering team with established industry track record and highly innovative. The initial product offering focuses on the fundamental libraries (standard cells, memory compilers and I/O's) but will be expanding to special I/O's and functional IP's (such as USB, PCIX) in the near future. For more information, please visit : www.innopower-tech.com
About Faraday Technology Corporation
Faraday Technology Corporation is a leading fables ASIC and silicon IP provider. With 2009 revenue of US$160 million, Faraday is one of the largest fabless ASIC companies in the Asia-Pacific region, and it also has a significant presence in other world-wide markets. Headquartered in Taiwan, Faraday has service and support offices around the world, including the U.S., Japan, Europe, and China. For more information, please visit: www.faraday-tech.com.