SHEFFIELD, UK – January 26th, 2004
– Jennic, a leading supplier of system-level Intellectual Property (IP) cores and silicon design services, today announced that it has been awarded IBM’s “Ready for IBM Technology” mark as a foundry design centre. Jennic has completed a number of successful designs on IBM's silicon germanium (SiGe) and RF-CMOS 0.18um foundry technologies. The current validation relates particularly to its Mixed Signal and RF design services.
"Jennic has had particular success in offering silicon design services as part of its overall outsourcing capability," said Jim Lindop, CEO of Jennic, "and recognition as an IBM Business Partner reflects a growing need for expert services of this nature. We look forward to offering silicon design services to more of IBM's foundry customers as a result”.
"We welcome Jennic as an IBM Business Partner and into the "Ready for IBM Technology" programme,” said Ned Cahoon, manager of IBM's foundry business development. “Jennic's design capability combined with IBM's foundry expertise can help provide customers with timely and efficient solutions.”
IBM’s “Ready for IBM Technology” solutions are designed to help OEM customers speed time to market, reduce development risk, lower development costs, and improve return on investment. The “Ready for IBM Technology” mark identifies solutions that have been tested and validated for compatibility with IBM Microelectronics products by the solution developers and assures that these solutions are compatible with IBM Microelectronics products. The support of third-party software, hardware and service providers helps IBM expand its technology appeal to OEMs by bringing additional value to the solution a customer purchases.About IBM Microelectronics
IBM Microelectronics is a key contributor to IBM's role as the world's premier information technology supplier. It develops, manufactures and markets state-of-the-art semiconductor and interconnect technologies, products and services. IBM Microelectronics activities are focused in three major areas: custom application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chips, PowerPCTM-based standard chip products, and high-tech foundry services. Its superior integrated solutions can be found in many of the world's best-known electronic brands.
IBM is a recognized innovator in the chip industry, having been first with advances like more power-efficient copper wiring in place of aluminium and faster Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) and silicon germanium transistors. These and other innovations have contributed to IBM's standing as the number one U.S. patent holder for 11 consecutive years. More information about IBM Microelectronics can be found at: http://www.ibm.com/chips. About Jennic
Jennic is a leading provider of Intellectual Property and silicon design services to the broadband communications market. Jennic combines its system expertise, advanced Intellectual Property portfolio and skills in digital, software, mixed-signal and SoC design to deliver performance, cost and time-to-market advantages to its system OEMs and semiconductor customers. Jennic’s Intellectual Property portfolio includes physical layer framers and bus bridges for wide and metro area networks, access network co-processors, line-card connectivity solutions and cellular, low power wireless and data mixed-signal systems.
Founded in 1996 Jennic has its headquarters in Sheffield, England.