Flextronics Semiconductor Aligns With Virtual Silicon For SoC IP
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 16, 2002--Virtual Silicon Technology, Inc., a leader in semiconductor intellectual property (IP), today announced a comprehensive ASIC IP sourcing agreement with Flextronics Semiconductor. The agreement provides Flextronics access to all of Virtual Silicon's foundry-sponsored IP solutions, a broad array of Virtual Silicon's standard products, and sets a framework for future engineering and IP development.
Flextronics Semiconductor is outsourcing the development of its digital ASIC core cell, basic I/O and memory compiler requirements to Virtual Silicon allowing the company to focus resources on system integration solutions for an expanding portfolio of communication ASIC utilizing Forward Error Correction (FEC at OC-48, OC-192 and OC768 speeds) and embedded RISC protocol management.
"Virtual Silicon's broad array of UMC-based foundation IP at the major process nodes of 0.18 micron down to 0.13 micron will help us to deliver products, in increasingly shrinking market windows, for emerging standards such as system packet interfaces, SPI-4, SPI-5 and those with proprietary interfaces for optimizing high speed networking applications," said Glen Wiley, vice president and general manager of Flextronics Semiconductor.
"Success in the fabless ASIC and high-end design services businesses depends on quick access to a broad selection of Silicon Ready® semiconductor IP to beat the competition with superior functionality, quality and time to market", said Taylor Scanlon, CEO at Virtual Silicon. "Since Flextronics is one of the world's experts in the outsourcing business and understands the IP infrastructure investment required to win ASIC customers, Virtual Silicon is proud to have been selected as their primary IP partner."
About Flextronics Semiconductor
Flextronics Semiconductor, a business unit of Flextronics, provides ASIC products and IC design services. ASIC products include full System on Chip (SoC), Standard Cell and Gate Array ASIC (digital, analog, & mixed-signal) while IC design services include FPGA (field-programmable gate array) conversion, ASIC re-targeting and backend IC design capabilities. Flextronics Semiconductor has design centers worldwide that work with customers to deliver system-level solutions in silicon, increasing functionality and reliability while reducing cost. For more information, please visit Flextronics Semiconductor at www.flextronics.com/semiconductor.
About Virtual Silicon Technology
Virtual Silicon is a leading supplier of semiconductor intellectual property and process technology to manufacturers and designers of complex systems-on-chip (SoC). Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, the company provides process-specific embedded components that serve the wireless, networking, graphics, communication and computing markets. Customers include leading fabless semiconductor companies, integrated semiconductor manufacturers, foundries, and SoC developers who demand leading edge technology for their semiconductor innovations. For more information, call (408) 548-2700 or visit Virtual Silicon online at www.virtual-silicon.com.
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