Update: MIPS Technologies Acquires Chipidea (August 27, 2007)
Portugal, February 10, 2004 – Chipidea Microelectronica, SA (Chipidea), an analog and mixed-signal semiconductor IP provider and world leader in high speed USB2.0 On-The-Go, announces today its first USB 2.0 High-Speed certification. This certification is an important landmark that was achieved in accordance to the USB-IF (Implementers Forum) compliance program and represents the company’s commitment to the USB platform.
“This certification is an undisputable proof of Chipidea’s engineering excellence and of our concern with customer needs. With the USB 2.0 High Speed certified logo, end consumers will trust our customers giving them a competitive edge essential in highly competitive markets”, said Miguel Sampaio, VP and Director of Chipidea’s IP Connectivity Solutions Business Line.
The eye diagram on the right is taken from the certification report and shows the outstanding performance of Chipdea’s IP core.
“USB is a target market for Chipidea. It has a tremendous growth potential with the convergence between the computing, communication and consumer electronics industries requiring instant and easy communication between all kinds of devices. Our key competencies in analog design give us a competitive advantage that place us in an ideal position to capture this market”, said Milton Sousa, Business Development Manager, of Chipidea’s IP Connectivity Solutions Business Line.
For more information on this and other products of Chipidea please consult our web site at www.chipidea.com.
About Chipidea Microelectronica, SA
Chipidea is a leading edge semiconductor company headquartered in Portugal providing solutions for complex connectivity, analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing applications. Chipidea has achieved a tremendous growth since its birth in 1997. It currently has more than 150 employees, with plans to reach 250 in 2005. Chipidea has offices in Europe, North America and Asia and works together with all major open foundries as well as captive foundries from global semiconductors firms. Its broad portfolio ranges from AD/DA converters to Codecs, DC:DC converters, wireless transceivers and USB physical interfaces.
About USB On-The-Go
USB OTG (On-The-Go), a supplement to the USB 2.0 specification, brings the additional feature of allowing portable devices to act as a limited host and exchange data directly with each other without requiring a PC to act as the host. It is estimated that more than 1.4 billion products are designed with USB ports, making USB the predominant I/O connectivity standard in the market. USB On-The-Go (OTG) enhances the USB specification by allowing point-to-point communication between devices. As devices like mobile phones and PDAs gain in popularity and intelligence, the requirement for a direct connection to each other is also growing. The answer to this requirement is the standard called USB On-The-Go.
The non-profit USB Implementers Forum, Inc. was formed to provide a support organization and forum for the advancement and adoption of USB technology. The USB-IF facilitates the development of high-quality, compatible USB devices, and promotes the benefits of USB and the quality of products that have passed compliance testing. Further information, including postings of the most recent product and technology announcements, is available by visiting the USB-IF web site at www.usb.org.