Update: MIPS Technologies Acquires Chipidea (August 27, 2007)
February 2, 2005 -- Lisbon, Portugal
-- Chipidea, the leading analog and mixed-signal semiconductor IP provider and world leader in high speed USB2.0, announces the USB-IF certification of a High Speed PHY in deep sub-micron TSMC 90nm technology (TSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM). The CI12319tm, that is being integrated by TSMC customers, is a complete USB 2.0 PHY IP featuring all termination resistors, BIST machine, LDO for PLL voltage generation and a fully UTMI+ compliant interface. The CI12319tm is suitable for both host and device applications and consumes merely 45mA when in High Speed Transmit mode. Silicon report fully compliant is available.
“Extending our solutions to deep sub-micron technologies is an important strategy for Chipidea. Achieving the USB-IF TSMC 90nm PHY certification at 1st silicon pass is a solid proof of the unique design and verification methodology that we have put in place, securing the success of most complex mixed-signal IP cores. We want to be the leading player in the 90nm market with proven certified cores leveraged by our extensive experience and on our outstanding capability to handle complex technologies and solutions”, said Miguel Sampaio, Vice-President IP Connectivity Solutions Division.
The CI12319tm is ready for delivery with a comprehensive package of documentation and all necessary front-end and back-end views necessary for proper integration. In addition Chipidea provides extensive support and evaluation boards with a T&MT interface for customer evaluation.
“We are very proud of this USB-IF certification with the CI12319tm. Design complexity in deep sub-micron technology is tremendous and it takes highly qualified support and a close technical relationship to ensure proper IP integration. At Chipidea we have dedicated engineers to support our customers, making sure that deliverables are properly transferred and that all necessary assembly, production and testing guidelines are followed to ensure a smooth integration”, said Milton Sousa, Business Development Manager of the IP Connectivity Solutions Division of Chipidea.About Chipidea
Chipidea is the world’s number one analog/mixed-signal merchant IP supplier targeting fast-growing market segments like wireless communications, digital media and consumer electronics. Chipidea supports blue-chip customers across the globe, has an impeccable reputation for delivering high-quality products and is known for its reliable execution. Chipidea licenses its technology to leading companies in these and other key markets, delivering everything from precision single-function blocks to full analog sub-systems. Chipidea employs 180 people in its research and development, and sales and marketing offices across Europe, Asia and North America. In addition, the company expects to add 250 employees by 2006.About USB-IF
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. For further information, please visit www.usb.org