In this corner foundries can display their qualified IP catalogue June 16, 2004
– Design And Reuse today announced the new Foundry Corner
, sponsored by Tower Semiconductor
Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM; TASE: TSEM). Tower has chosen to share its IP portfolio with its customers through D&R portal – a unique and comprehensive resource for Intellectual Property (IP) and System on Chip (SoC) design.
The foundry corner provides access to:
- Comprehensive qualified foundry IP listing
- A unique search mechanism for locating the most suitable IP
- Up-to-date information on foundry opportunities, such as available technologies and prototyping programs (shuttles)
- A listing of design centers qualified by a foundry
Realizing the importance of information sharing and continuously opening new communication channels with its customers, Tower has joined forces with D&R to build a state-of-the-art XML scheme based catalogue using D&R’s IP Manager Series (IPMS) technology. This powerful technology generation tool demonstrates strong flexibility in terms of catalogue formatting through XML schemes, thus enabling an easy accommodation of Tower’s IP offering.
“D&R is convinced that foundries play a major role in the IP arena. Rating an IP on a foundry is the best quality guarantee for the IP consumer and the qualified IP providers will strongly benefit from such listing” said Gabriele Saucier, chair of the board of D&R.
“As part of our customer service excellence strategy we keep searching for the ideal means to share our IP portfolio with our customers, thus maximizing IP availability.” said Sergio Kusevitzky, Senior Director of Design Services at Tower. “D&R proved to be highly efficient, providing flexible means for building our sharable IP portfolio. D&R imported our data and smoothly generated an XML based catalogue”.About Design & Reuse
D&R has been created in 1997 by Gabriele Saucier and Philippe Coeurdevey to fulfill a missionary catalyst role for triggering worldwide SIP (for Silicon Intellectual Property) exchange. D&R holds since 7 years a renown market place where any company looking for a silicon IP, software IP, design platform or any product for creating an IP based SoC will find the most accurate solution and provider; With 37.000 registered users D&R delivers a very powerful lead services to the providers. D&R has also addressed the reuse challenge by offering proven Services and Software products for 4 years with emphasis on Web cataloging, IP Data import in intranet catalogs, Silicon IP packaging and delivery platform up to full intranet collaborative SoC design environment. Two well known proven products namely IP Manager Series™ for creating IP gateways and reuse station and e-Design Manager™ offering IP packaging and collaborative design environments are presently successfully used by large accounts. The D&R Web site is located at www.design-reuse.com
. About Tower Semiconductor Ltd.
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. is a pure-play independent wafer foundry established in 1993. The company manufactures integrated circuits with geometries ranging from 1.0 to 0.18 micron; it also provides complementary technical services and design support. In addition to digital CMOS process technology, Tower offers advanced non-volatile memory solutions, mixed-signal and CMOS image-sensor technologies. To provide world-class customer service, the company maintains two manufacturing facilities: Fab 1 has process technologies from 1.0 to 0.35 micron and can produce up to 16,000 150mm wafers per month. Fab 2 features 0.18-micron and below process technologies, including foundry-standard technology. When complete, Fab 2 is expected to offer full production capacity of 33,000 200mm wafers per month. The Tower Web site is located at www.towersemi.com
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