San Jose, California; Bristol, UK and Tokyo, Japan – 27 August 2002 - SuperH, Inc. the world leader in developing and licensing 32 and 64-bit cores for Custom System-on-Chip applications and MindTree Consulting, a product realization services company, today announced their partnership to offer embedded solutions around SuperH's SH-4 and SH-5 core series. Through this partnership, SuperH's customers can benefit from MindTree's highly skilled System-on-Chip (SoC) design expertise and allied wireless intellectual properties such as Bluetooth and WLAN, tuned to run in SuperH driven SoC environments.
MindTree caters to the SoC needs of the consumer electronics, automotive and storage markets along with the ability to offer end to end concept to systems services, which include access to chip manufacturing, system level design and embedded software. With this relationship and the deep knowledge in IP reuse and platforms, MindTree are in a position to provide higher value to SuperH's customers.
"Our proven SoC design expertise in consumer electronics automotive and storage market segments together with our knowledge of SuperH cores greatly improves our technology offering," said Padmanabhan SN, VP Engineering, MindTree Consulting. "In addition to our product design services, we will offer silicon proven IP to build wireless specific applications based on SuperH cores."
"We are impressed with MindTree's knowledge of the SuperH architecture and their expertise in Turnkey product design, Software development and IP creation," said Rick Chapman VP of Marketing and Sales, SuperH Inc.
"Our partnership will facilitate rapid integration of Bluetooth and WLAN technology into next generation products based on SuperH Reference SoC platforms and complete protocol stacks for the Baseband and the Host interface from MindTree."
About SuperH, Inc.
SuperH, Inc., was established as an independent company in 2001 following an agreement between STMicroelectronics and Hitachi to create an independently managed entity to develop processor cores for the open market.
The high-performance, low-cost power efficient SH-4 core, is targeted at the next generation digital consumer, automotive and telecommunications applications. Earlier this year SuperH released the SH5-100 series core expanding the portfolio of licensable IP offered by SuperH, Inc. In the future, SuperH, Inc. will develop all subsequent SuperH cores to the open market, including the development of the SH-6 and SH-7 cores.
The SuperH family of high-performance 32-bit and 64-bit RISC-based processor cores is ideally suited for applications that require a highly integrated system-on-chip solution that includes a powerful embedded processing engine and can run a wide variety of application software on industry-standard operating systems and middleware. SuperH processors are used in many fields including digital consumer products such as set-top boxes, and digital cameras and games platforms; factory automation systems and car information systems. Further information about SuperH products can be found on www.superh.com.
About MindTree Consulting
MindTree Consulting is an international IT consulting company that delivers affordable business and technology solutions through global software development. Co-headquartered in Somerset, NJ and Bangalore, India, the company approaches technology initiatives in a business context, with the industry knowledge of a seasoned management team and employees exceptionally skilled in technology, business analysis and project management. MindTree Consulting develops applications to help companies enhance their enterprise operations. The company also delivers product development services and designs re-usable building blocks for high-tech companies. MindTree was selected as one of Computerworld magazine's Best Places to Work in IT for 2002. Please visit www.mindtree.com for more information.