Network-on-chip interconnect IP provides strategic cost and time-to-market advantages to leading Chinese application processor vendor
CAMPBELL, California — March 18, 2015 —Arteris Inc., the inventor and only supplier of silicon-proven commercial network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect IP solutions, today announced that Rockchip, a leading fabless semiconductor company and mobile system-on-chip (SoC) provider, has chosen Arteris® FlexNoC® fabric IP to be the on-chip communications backbone for its complete RK series of application processor SoCs.
Arteris FlexNoC interconnect has been proven in three generations of Rockchip SoCs. Rockchip has licensed Arteris FlexNoC IP since 2012. Since then, Rockchip has implemented FlexNoC IP in many of its complex application processor designs.
“Our extensive use of Arteris FlexNoC interconnect IP has enabled us to increase the number of complex SoC designs we can implement in a year, with the same amount of resources,” said Li Shiqin, IC Design Director at Rockchip. “We are always looking for ways to differentiate our product portfolio, and our collaboration with Arteris is a key factor in enabling us to be both technology and time-to-market leaders with advanced designs.”
“Rockchip’s adoption of Arteris FlexNoC has been an important success factor for both companies,” K. Charles Janac, President and CEO of Arteris. “We are proud to be a technology enabler for Rockchip as it has grown to be a leading designer of sophisticated SoCs in China.”
Arteris, Inc. provides Network-on-Chip interconnect IP and tools to accelerate System-on-Chip semiconductor (SoC) assembly for a wide range of applications. Rapid semiconductor designer adoption by customers such as Samsung, Altera, and Texas Instruments has resulted in Arteris being the only semiconductor IP company to be ranked in the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists in 2012 and 2013. Customer results obtained by using the Arteris product line include lower power, higher performance, more efficient design reuse and faster SoC development, leading to lower development and production costs. More information can be found at www.arteris.com.
Rockchip is a China leading fabless semiconductor company and mobile-internet SOC solution provider founded in Year 2001. Rockchip focuses on mobile Internet Platform with products targeted on Mobile Internet terminals (Tablet/OTT-BOX/Dongle/e-Book) and portable multimedia entertainment terminals (MP3/PMP). Rockchip has combined its Video/Audio and Android experience to produce semiconductor (IC) solutions for the world-renowned OEM/ODM and Brand customers. Rockchip is headquartered in Fuzhou, where most design and development is taking place, and has three additional branches in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, focusing mostly on programs and marketing. For more information, visit www.rock-chips.com.