San Jose, Calif. – May 6, 2003 – GDA Technologies, Inc, a fast growing supplier of Intellectual Property and Design Services, today announced that it has become a member of the IBM Blue Logic IP Collaboration Program. The Blue Logic IP Collaboration Program was established last year by IBM to enable its customer utilization of IP cores that have been proven in IBM Microelectronics' leading ASIC manufacturing technologies.
Six GDA IP cores are available through IBM Blue Logic IP Collaboration Program including HyperTransport Cave, Tunnel, Host and Bridge, 10 Gigabit Ethernet MAC, and SPI4.2 link controller. Information on these IP cores is available on IBM and GDA web sites.
"Solutions that are part of our IP collaboration program can address our customers' critical need for high quality, high performance IP," said Tom Reeves, Vice President of ASIC Product Group at IBM Microelectronics. "As SOCs increase in complexity, the requirement for IP intensifies, and thus extensive experience in networking IP, from companies like GDA, can add value to our Blue Logic Program and allow our customers to devote their time to creating competitive products on time and on budget."
"We are very pleased to be a member of the IBM Blue Logic IP Collaboration Program," said Prakash Bare, Vice President of IP Business at GDA. "IBM is one of the world's top semiconductor manufacturers, and we take pride in availability of our HyperTransport, 10 GEthernet MAC and SPI4.2 IP cores through the IP Collaboration Program. Our broad range of IP solutions and services will be available to IBM's customers to dramatically reduce RTL development time for complex SOC solutions. We look forward to working closely with IBM."
About GDA Technologies, Inc.
GDA Technologies, Inc. is a leading design services company specializing in embedded, networking and consumer electronic designs. GDA focused on designing Systems, Boards, SOCs, ASICs, FPGAs and IPs from concept to product. GDA has successfully developed products in areas of Networking, Digital Video, Internet Appliances and Hand Held Solutions. GDA is headquartered in San Jose, CA and has satellite design centers in Sacramento, Boston, Chennai and Bangalore. GDA's web site is at www.gdatech.com.
IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. Drawing on resources from across IBM and key Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to take full advantage of the new era of e-business. IBM's Shared University Research (SUR) program provides computing equipment and research collaborations to institutions around the world for advanced research projects in areas of mutual interest and benefit, including: Grid Computing, Autonomic Computing, Life Sciences and Deep Computing. The SUR awards also connect top academic researchers with IBM Research personnel, and representatives from product-development and solution-provider communities. IBM awards about 50 SUR grants per year worldwide. For more information about IBM, visit www.ibm.com.
About HyperTransport™ Technology
HyperTransport universal chip-to-chip interconnect technology replaces and improves upon existing multilevel buses used in systems such as personal computers, servers and embedded systems while maintaining software compatibility with PCI I/O technologies. HyperTransport technology delivers a maximum 12.8 GB/second aggregate bandwidth using easy to manufacture dual, unidirectional point-to-point links. Enhanced 1.2V low-power LVDS signaling and dual-data rate data transfers deliver increased data throughput while minimizing signal crosstalk and EMI. HyperTransport interconnect technology employs a packetized data protocol to eliminate many sideband signals (control and command signals) and supports asymmetric, variable width data paths. HyperTransport is a licensed trademark of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium.