Delivery of Market-Leading Innovation Allows Arteris to Add Twenty-One New Licensees in 2011 for Its Network on Chip and Interchip Link IP Products
SUNNYVALE, CA-- Jan 24, 2012 - Arteris, Inc., the inventor and leading supplier of network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect IP solutions, today announced that it has finished the twelve months of 2011 with an accounting profit based on strong revenue growth. Arteris' growth in 2011 was driven by increasing semiconductor vendor adoption of Arteris® FlexNoC®, the company's second-generation network on chip IP platform, and interchip link IP products.
IP licensees in 2011 grew from 18 at beginning of the year to 39 at year end -- an addition of 21 new licensees and more than 100% growth. Reorders from existing licensees remained strong with approximately 60% of bookings coming from existing customers and approximately 40% coming from new licensees. In 2011, there were 45 new SoC projects started with the Arteris interconnect IP products. Multiple end products shipped in 2011, with Arteris-connected SoCs in systems such as smartphones, tablets, televisions, LCD projectors and automobiles.
Adoption of Arteris FlexNoC IP products has been particularly strong in the mobility, gaming and multimedia market segments where SoC creation has traditionally been hampered by wire routing congestion, timing closure issues and the requirement to create derivative chips in a short turn-around time. As a result, 8 of the top 10 semiconductor vendors license Arteris interconnect IP (the other two vendors are DRAM vendors), and 6 of the top 10 mobile phone application processor vendors choose Arteris. Arteris' unique NoC-based interconnect IP is increasingly being used by top semiconductor vendors to address their most demanding SoC design challenges.
To address its solid growth, Arteris expanded worldwide customer support with the addition of direct sales and support teams in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and China. Arteris has also focused on fostering a coherent ecosystem of IP, EDA and foundry relationships in order to assure comprehensive integration, support and manufacturability of the Arteris FlexNoC product line.
"Arteris' growth is the result of the increasing complexity levels required of complex SoC solutions in today's market environment and the need for designers to ensure all the performance in their silicon solution is accessible and available to their customers. A robust interconnect IP solution has become a necessity to facilitate the complex SoC architectures found in the market today," said Richard Wawrzyniak, senior market analyst for ASIC and SoC markets at Semico Research. "The interconnect IP market grew 28.2% in 2011, and Arteris' growth outpaced the total interconnect IP market growth."
"The technical benefits of Arteris' innovations in interconnect IP have translated into increasing customer adoption and economic value. Our silicon-proven Network on Chip interconnect IP has enabled better SoC performance, faster time to market, and bigger profit margins for our semiconductor maker customers," said Charlie Janac, President and CEO of Arteris. "Arteris interconnect IP has become the way great SoCs come together."
Arteris, Inc. provides Network-on-Chip interconnect IP and tools to accelerate System-on-Chip semiconductor (SoC) assembly for a wide range of applications. Results obtained by using the Arteris product line include lower power, higher performance, more efficient design reuse and faster development of ICs, SoCs and FPGAs.
Founded by networking experts and offering the first commercially available Network-on-Chip IP products, Arteris operates globally with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California and an engineering center in Paris, France. Arteris is a private company backed by a group of international investors including ARM Holdings, Crescendo Ventures, DoCoMo Capital, Qualcomm Incorporated, Synopsys, TVM Capital, and Ventech. More information can be found at