System Level Design Initiative Drives SoC Integration; Aligns Development With TSMC Roadmap, Expedites Time-to-Market
SAN DIEGO, CA-- Jun 6, 2011 - DESIGN AUTOMATION CONFERENCE - Sonics, Inc.®, the world's number one supplier of on-chip communications IP, today announced that it will support TSMC's Reference Flow 12 as part of the company's Open Innovation Platform™ (OIP) program targeting TSMC's most advanced 28 nanometer process technology. Over the last year, Sonics has worked with TSMC to develop an SoC design flow using Sonics' network-on-chip (NoC) technology -- enabling customers to successfully design SoC with on-chip network fabric in a TSMC-validated reference methodology.
Sonics will demonstrate the reference design flow based on the company's new StudioXE design environment announced this week, as well as its award-winning portfolio of on-chip network IP at the Design Automation Conference, June 6-8 as part of TSMC's OIP Partner Pavilion, Booth # 2535 in the San Diego Convention Center.
"Sonics is one of the key members of TSMC's Soft IP Alliance and we are pleased to extend the collaboration in our Reference Flow 12," said Suk Lee, director of Design Infrastructure Marketing at TSMC. "As our customers move to advanced nodes of 28 nanometers and below, our collaboration with Sonics ensures we can offer designers a comprehensive, high-performance library of soft IP to fully optimize SoC integration, power and area."
"Sonics' collaboration with TSMC is essential as we team to take system level design to the next level," said Jack Browne, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Sonics. "Sonics is pleased to be part of TSMC's new Reference Flow 12 effort so we can achieve even higher levels of integration and performance, and enable TSMC's customers to enhance their SoC design capabilities by adopting the design flow validated by TSMC."
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 for home entertainment, wireless, networking 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, Sonics has enabled its customers to ship more than one billion units worldwide. Founded in 1996, Sonics is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif. with offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.sonicsinc.com, www.sonicsinc.com/blog, and follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/sonicsinc.