Cooperation Enables Faster Time to Market and More Advanced System-on-a-Chip Solutions
SANTA CLARA, California; August 28, 2002 -- DSP Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSPG), the world leader in the development and licensing of Digital Signal Processor (DSP) cores, announced today that Synopsys Professional Services has been designated as a Design Center for DSP Group's SmartCores DSP Family. Additionally, DSP Group has joined the Synopsys Professional Services Alliance Program. The two companies will work toward providing their mutual customers with optimal solutions that combine best-practice design solutions and leading-edge intellectual property (IP)-based components for the design of application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs). As a designated Design Center, Synopsys Professional Services will apply its expertise to assist customers in designing wireless, broadband and other telecommunications systems-on-chips (SoCs) that combine products from DSP Group's SmartCores family with industry-standard processors from other semiconductor and component companies.
"Digital signal processing is essential technology for customers in our target market segments of wireless and broadband communications," said Glen Jones, director of strategic partnerships, Synopsys Professional Services, Synopsys, Inc. "The soft cores offered by DSP Group give developers in these and other domains versatile IP solutions for their end-user applications. By becoming a Design Center for DSP Group, we strengthen our commitment to providing our mutual customers with system-on-a-chip design solutions for compute-intensive applications."
"DSP Group has consistently striven to create exceptional value for our customers through our multi-generation SmartCores products and network of technology partners," says Bat-Sheva Ovadia, vice president of marketing and business development at DSP Group's Ceva Licensing Division. "We believe that the combination of Synopsys Professional Services' design capabilities and our widely-adopted DSP cores will create a stronger value proposition for our existing and future licensees."
About DSP Group's SmartCores™
SmartCores licensees gain significant benefits from the following advanced technological features, including:
Soft core - a fully synthesizable core that can be ported to any process or foundry
Code compatibility between processors - enabling the re-use of legacy code
Low power consumption and efficient heat dissipation
High code density - enabling reduced memory size leading to lower chip cost
Multiple performance levels - Single-MAC architecture (PineDSPCore®, OakDSPCore® and TeakLite®); Dual-MAC architecture (Teak®) and Dual-MAC with Instruction Level Parallelism (PalmDSPCore®).
About DSP Group, Inc.
DSP Group, Inc., is a global leader in the development and marketing of high-performance, cost-effective, licensable digital signal processing (DSP) cores. The company's family of DSP cores provides ideal solutions for low-power, cost-effective applications, such as cellular, broadband communications, VoIP, multimedia, advanced telecommunications systems, disk-drive controllers, and other types of embedded-control applications. By combining its DSP core technologies with its proprietary, advanced speech-processing algorithms, DSP Group also delivers a wide range of enabling, application-specific integrated circuits (ICs) for full-featured, integrated-telephony products and applications, including spread spectrum wireless technologies. DSP Group maintains an international presence with offices located around the globe. More information about DSP Group is available from its Web site at http://www.dspg.com/ .
About Synopsys Professional Services
Synopsys Professional Services contributes directly to the success of leading electronics firms worldwide by delivering the technology, methodology and expertise to solve their most demanding SoC development challenges. Synopsys' comprehensive portfolio of services covers all critical phases of the SoC development process, as well as systems development in wireless and broadband applications. Since leading-edge development demands close collaboration, customers are offered a variety of engagement models from methodology-driven project assistance to full turnkey development to best fit their business and project needs. For more information please visit http://www.synopsys.com/sps .
SmartCores is a trademark of DSP Group, Inc. Other brands and products referenced herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.