Combination of Silicon Proven High-Performance Power Management IP and Ultra Low Power Design Skills Makes SiliconGate the Right Partner.
Porto, Portugal / Edinburgh, UK – 24 May 2010 – SILICONGATE LDA, a specialized supplier of Power Management IP for ASIC/SoC, today announced that Wolfson Microelectronics plc, a global leader in high-performance mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the consumer electronics market, has selected SiliconGate to provide high-performance power management IP in a four year contract. After an extensive evaluation of several IP providers and their available solutions, Wolfson selected SiliconGate’s IP as a complement to its own high-performance IP portfolio and for its extreme performance and compact area.
Holger Haiplik, Power Management IP Director at Wolfson Microelectronics, said: “We selected SiliconGate because of its world-class knowledge and expertise in high-performance power management IP.
“Wolfson is leading the way in delivering innovative power management solutions to the consumer electronics market. This contract with SiliconGate will enable Wolfson to build on its existing portfolio of high-performance power management IP, therefore allowing system designers to develop ever more highly differentiated products.”
"The Wolfson team was looking for a skilled IP provider that would help them keep their competitive advantage in power management and immediately we saw a good match to our IP," said Marcelino Santos, CTO of SiliconGate. "Wolfson also chose SiliconGate because increasing system complexity requires flexible IP providers able to understand the system and to contribute with customer optimized solutions. The four year deal is also a proof of confidence in our long term performance and we are thrilled to have the chance to participate in their success. "
SiliconGate offers the highest performance power management IP cores including ultra fast DC/DC converters with 1.5 µs response time and ultra low power RTC crystal oscillators with 35 nA current consumption.
About Wolfson Microelectronics
Wolfson Microelectronics is a global leader in the supply of high-performance, mixed-signal semiconductor solutions to the consumer electronics market. In the home, in the office and on the move, Wolfson’s innovative technology can be found at the heart of many of the world’s leading digital consumer goods, including premier hi-fi equipment, mobile phones, MP3 players, flat panel TVs, digital still cameras and portable navigation devices.
The company’s headquarters is located in Edinburgh, UK. Wolfson’s customers are located worldwide, and so is Wolfson, with design centres, sales offices, applications teams and engineering expertise across Europe, the US and Asia.
Wolfson Microelectronics plc is listed on the London stock exchange (LSE: WLF.L).
For more information about Wolfson Microelectronics, please visit: http://www.wolfsonmicro.com.
SILICONGATE LDA, a specialized supplier of Power Management IP for ASIC/SoC and an experienced provider of integration and verification services, supplying the global electronics market with intellectual property (IP) and services used in semiconductor design. SiliconGate's IP solutions address the key Power Management challenges faced by designers today, such as efficiency, power consumption, total solution area, system verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading IP solutions help give SiliconGate’s customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly while reducing costs and schedule risk. SiliconGate is headquartered in Portugal. Visit SiliconGate online at http://www.silicongate.com/.