3rd Party IP Advisory Service Operates as Independent Agent Dedicated to Serving SoC Companies
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.-- November 7, 2011 --Silicon-IP, Inc. an independent 3rd party IP advisory services company, announced today that Intel Corporation has joined its impressive and growing list of customers for a near term project.
Silicon-IP, Inc. provides independent advisory services for the acquisition & management of 3rd party IP to SoC design companies. For the first time, SoC companies now have a partner they can rely on to get industry best practices and methodologies for identifying, selecting and acquiring third party IP for use in their next SoC. As most next generation SoCs contain more than 60% of third-party IP by area and hundreds of 3rd party IPs available to chose from, designers increasingly require independent and objective information about this third-party IP to drive the evaluation and implementation decision-making process.
“Today, it is possible to develop and implement a rigorous methodology, based on well-defined best practices for selecting and conducting due diligence when acquiring IP,” noted Kurt Wolf, President and CEO of Silicon-IP. “The benefit for designers and IP providers is a repeatable, structured business process that successfully reduces the time and cost associated with the licensing of semiconductor IP. As an independent service, Silicon-IP provides SoC design teams with this proprietary knowledge, insight, and implementation skills while saving the expense of a dedicated, full-time team of technical and business professionals,” he added. SoC chip designers are now able to capture the full benefits of 3rd party semiconductor IP outsourcing.
About Silicon-IP, Inc.
Silicon-IP is the first & only independent 3rd party Silicon-IP advisory firm. As an on-demand service, Silicon-IP has the unique capability to operate as an independent agent dedicated to serving SoC companies. With 100 cumulative years of industry expertise, the company provides technical and quality due diligence to make the best trade-off between SoC system requirements, IP capability, and cost. Building upon a hundred man-years worth of industry best practices, Silicon-IP offers unique and proprietary know-how and methodology to efficiently negotiate licensing agreements on behalf of their SoC clients.
Prior to founding Silicon-IP, CEO, Kurt Wolf, spent the last 11 years building and managing the 3rd party IP eco-system at TSMC.