Mountain View, Calif. — May 10, 2004 — Sonics, Inc., a leading provider of SOC (system-on-chip) architectures and SMART Interconnect IP products that reduce the time, cost and risk of developing complex SOC devices, announced today a new Sonics office in Japan has been established to directly support its local customers. Located in Tokyo, the new office will be headed by Mr. Kazuyoshi Suzuki, an engineering manager with several years of experience with Sonics products and services.
“Sonics has experienced excellent adoption by key Japanese customers such as Toshiba and Kawasaki,” states Mr. Suzuki. “This new investment of resources in the Japanese market will enable us to better support our customers locally. The addition of local technical and support staff will simplify logistics and provide qualified technical support in the native language. Sonics is committed to providing both the most effective silicon IP products for advanced SOCs and the key technical support and services to assist our customers best apply the Sonics advantage.”
The new Sonics office will be responsible for all pre- and post-sales support of all Sonics SMART Interconnect IP products. Sonics IP products include SiliconBackplane™ III MicroNetwork, an innovative, highly configurable, scalable SOC inter-block communication system that manages data, control, debug and test flows between IP cores; Sonics 3220™, the industry’s first non-blocking peripheral interconnect that guarantees end-to-end performance by managing the data, control and test flows for all peripheral cores that it connects; and MemMax™ Memory Scheduler that provides greater control and improved utilization of DRAM subsystems.
The new Sonics office is located at:
Shinagawa Intercity Tower A
2-15-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-6028
About Sonics, Inc. SiliconBackplane, S3220, and MemMax are trademarks of Sonics, Inc.
Sonics, Inc. is a leading provider of SOC architectures and SMART Interconnect Intellectual Property (IP) that accelerate the development of complex SOCs, reduce development costs and increase the reusability of IP. Major semiconductor and systems companies including Broadcom, Samsung, Texas Instruments and Toshiba have applied Sonics architectures, IP products and methodologies in SOCs used in leading products in the wireless, digital multimedia and communications markets. Sonics customers have experienced dramatic reduction in time to market, from years to months, while enjoying savings in design and manufacturing costs. Sonics is a privately held company funded by Investar Capital, Smart Technology Ventures, TL Ventures, Easton Hunt Capital, JAFCO Ventures, and H&Q Asia-Pacific. For more information, see www.sonicsinc.com.
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