Gladiator CLD now available through Avnet Cilicon in North America
Phoenix, Arizona and Cupertino, California — February 4th, 2004 — Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), and Leopard Logic, Inc. announce the execution of a distribution agreement for Leopard Logic’s Gladiator™ CLD™ devices in North America, with plans to address other global regions later. Leopard Logic recently introduced the Gladiator CLD family of Configurable Logic Devices.
"The Gladiator CLD family is an excellent complement to Avnet Cilicon’s portfolio of solutions,” said Jeff Ittel, President of Avnet Cilicon. “For the first time, our customers can utilize field programmable functionality within their ASIC designs.” Ittel went on to note, "I am impressed with the way the Leopard Logic management team, under Chris Phillips (CEO), have executed their strategy. They have a solid foundation to drive this emerging technology and we look forward to working with them.”
We are excited to partner with Avnet and make Gladiator CLD available to their wide customer base. Avnet’s world-class sales, applications engineering and design center resources allow us to provide the best customer support from the outset," explained Chris Phillips, President and CEO of Leopard Logic, Inc. "Avnet Cilicon is the best partner to capture a significant share of the $5B market opportunity available for Gladiator CLD."
About Gladiator CLD
Leopard Logic’s patented technology features the industry’s first fully hierarchical, point-to-point interconnect, which is at the root of Gladiator’s superior speed, utilization, predictability and reliability. The SRAM based HyperBlox™ FP fabric can be reprogrammed by the user anytime. The HyperBlox MP fabric uses the identical logic core cell architecture, but replaces the SRAM configuration with a single-layer mask configuration to achieve significantly higher density, increased performance and lower power consumption. The HyperBlox FP and MP fabrics are combined with optimized memories, multiply-accumulate (MAC) units and flexible high-speed I/Os. Leopard Logic’s unified design environment allows rapid timing closure at the designer’s desktop without tedious design iterations or exposure to deep sub-micron (DSM) issues.
The first member of the Gladiator CLD device family is the CLD6400, which provides 6.4M system gates, 2.3Mb of on-chip memory and 680 I/Os. Operating at a system speed of 500MHz, the CLD6400 offers a 32 GMAC/second DSP capability, has 16 on-chip PLLs and DLLs to drive global clocks and implement high-speed interfaces, and a maximum power consumption of 5 Watts. The CLD6400 is manufactured in TSMC’s 0.13 CMOS process on 300mm wafers to deliver high performance and reliability combined with low cost.
About Avnet Cilicon
Avnet Cilicon is the semiconductor distribution specialist division of Avnet Electronics Marketing in the Americas, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT). Avnet Cilicon combines semiconductor expertise, technical excellence and deep market knowledge to enhance time to revenue for all supply-chain partners in the electronics arena. Avnet Cilicon"s core competencies include materials management, technical support through Avnet Design Services, logistics support through Avnet Supply Chain Services, and customer-centric, dedicated sales channels. Avnet Cilicon, combined with Avnet IP&E, Avnet"s interconnect, passive and electromechanical component and services division, delivers Support Across the Board (TM) To learn more about Avnet Cilicon"s capabilities please visit www.em.avnet.com/semi or call 1-800-408-8353
About Leopard Logic, Inc.
Leopard Logic is a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Cupertino, California. Leopard Logic provides Gladiator CLD, a family of configurable logic devices that combine ASIC and FPGA technologies in a single device. This innovative combination increases performance, reduces power consumption and board space, and minimizes costs when compared to discrete FPGA and ASIC implementations. The devices can be used across a wide range of markets and applications that require flexible logic solutions, such as networking, storage and wireless. For more information visit our website at www.leopardlogic.com
Leopard Logic, the Leopard Logic logo, Gladiator, CLD, HyperBlox, HyperRoute, HyperVia and ToolBlox are trademarks of Leopard Logic, Inc. All other company and/or product names are the trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.