Shanghai, China – March 17, 2011 - Brite Semiconductor(shanghai) Corporation (“Brite”), a Shanghai-based leading IC design and turnkey service provider, today announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement to license a comprehensive ARM IP portfolio, which includes: ARM® Cortex™, ARM9/11™, and Mali™ family processors, system design IP including CoreSight™ debug and trace technology and AMBA®-compliant peripherals.
Through this long-term agreement Brite may develop and provide silicon proven data supported by ARM IPs, which allows Brite’s customers to access the aforementioned cutting-edge ARM portfolio to select the ARM technology most suited for their application, and to use a silicon-proven platform combining with other IP that Brite provides. The collaboration will minimize the barriers to obtaining cutting-edge ARM IPs while enabling optimized density, performance, power and yield in advanced designs, and accelerating the introduction of advanced electronics into the marketplace.
“The combination of industry leading ARM technology and Brite’s extensive knowledge in design will enable SMIC to continuously provide our mutual customers with complete, full function technology platforms extending down to 45/40nm,” said Chris Chi, Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer of SMIC. “The expanded relationship demonstrates the benefits that ARM and Brite together can bring to market leading solutions across a wide range of products. As a strategic partner, we look forward to an even closer relationship with the two companies."
“Brite is committed to providing our customers with superior technology and support for their designs. The agreement lowers the cost barrier for designers of mainstream electronic devices to obtain and integrate popular ARM IPs to achieve optimized designs.”said Charlie Zhi, CEO of Brite Semiconductor. “By leveraging ARM’s IP leadership, Brite is able to provide silicon proven data and reference flows supported by the latest ARM technology at an early stage in order to accelerate product development and shortens time-to-market. We can foresee the collaboration will bring many new and exciting high-growth opportunities to both companies and our customers."
About Brite Semiconductor
Brite Semiconductor is a fabless ASIC turnkey service company delivering the most cost-effective, predictable and reliable custom ASIC solution to electronics product customers worldwide. With SMIC and Open-Silicon as strategic partners, Brite Semiconductor uses proven design flow and methodology with advance design capability and provides end-to-end custom ASIC solution based on a proven business model that provides a seamless, low-cost, low risk alternative to traditional models for complex ASIC design and development. For more information, please visit www.britesemi.com.