SAN JOSE, California, September 15, 2003 – Palmchip Corporation, a pioneer in semiconductor IP and system-on-chip platform technology and Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (TSE: 6703) of Tokyo Japan, today announced that Oki has licensed Palmchip’s BK-3710 IDE Ultra ATA 133Mhz storage connectivity IP product.
“We are proud to have an industry leader such as Oki Electric as part of our growing family of licensees”, said Jim Venable Senior Vice President of Palmchip Corporation. “After an extensive evaluation managed by Spinnaker Systems of Shin-Yokohama, Palmchip’s representative in Japan, Oki picked our IP because it met their tough standards for high performance, proven-in-silicon criteria.”
“We are looking forward to working with Palmchip in the coming months,” said Toshiyuki Tahara, Vice President and General Manager, LSI Design Division of Silicon Solutions Company at Oki Electric. “Their responsiveness and support during the evaluation process was excellent. We will be integrating the BK-3710 controller in several future products.”
About the BK-3710 IDE Ultra ATA product
The BK-3710 IDE host interface core provides an efficient and easy-to-use interface to IDE and ATAPI devices. The core implements programmable I/O, Multi-word DMA, and Ultra ATA-33, -66, -100 and -133 modes of operation and supports up to two devices. The core interface to the SOC provides PIO access and DMA capability to optimize data transfers to and from the IDE devices. For ease of integration, the BK-3710 includes a register set compatible with the Intel chip set, including a descriptor-based scatter-gather DMA core. This core is compatible with ATA-4 with Ultra ATA-33, -66, -100 and -133 extensions.
Palmchip Corporation develops and licenses configurable SoC platforms, subsystems, and IP cores for embedded SoC’s used in a variety of applications. Palmchip's IP is based on its CoreFrameÒ integration technology. This technology is independent of processor, I/O or foundry, allowing designers flexibility in porting IP from any number of sources. Palmchip was established in 1996 and is today a privately held company based in San Jose, California (USA). More information can be obtained at www.palmchip. com.
About Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
Founded more than a century ago in 1881, Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. is Japan's first telecommunications manufacturer, with its headquarter in Tokyo, Japan. With the corporate vision, "Oki, Network Solutions for a Global Society," Oki Electric provides top-quality products, technologies and solutions to its customers through its telecommunications systems, information systems and electronic devices segments. All three segments are integrated into one effective organization that functions as a collective force to create exci ting new products and technologies, including information and telecom converged solutions. Through its business activities, Oki Electric satisfies a spectrum of customer needs in various markets.
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