DAC, San Diego, June 7th 2004 – Silicon & Software Systems (S3) today announced that it has been selected by Philips' semiconductor division as a preferred Design House for System IC related Design Services.
As a result of this selection, S3 will work with Philips in a range of leading-edge design areas including System on Chip, Analog Mixed Signal, Embedded Software and System Verification. S3 is one of a very small number of Design Houses world-wide that have met the stringent Philips selection criteria.
"S3 has an established track record in the delivery of cutting-edge IC designs and Embedded Software" said René Penning de Vries, CTO of Philips Semiconductors. "I am confident that S3 will contribute very positively towards Philips' goal of delivering an ever-increasing range of innovative new products and solutions to market".
Speaking about the announcement, John O'Brien, CEO of S3 said, "Our selection as a preferred supplier to Philips is clearly a tremendous vote of confidence in S3 by one of the world's top 10 semiconductor manufacturers. We look forward to working closely with Philips delivering leading-edge design solutions using the latest processes and technologies".
About Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3):
Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3) is a 300-person electronics design company. S3 specializes in System Level Design and Integration in four market areas: Wireless Systems, Digital Consumer, Network Processing and Medical Systems.
The company's success is based on a unique combination of IC, Software and Hardware Design expertise, coupled with an extensive portfolio of domain specific knowledge and customizable IP. S3 provides design solutions for both OEMs and IC vendors including hardware reference designs.
Approximately 50% of S3's established client base is located in the U.S. with the remainder situated in Europe and the Asia/Pacific region. S3 was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1986 and has operations in five countries: Ireland, U.S., the Netherlands, Poland and the Czech Republic.
Web Site: www.s3group.com