Second industry award in 2005 for Mobilize IP underscores a growing demand for revolutionary approaches to power management
Sunnyvale, CA - March 9, 2005 - This week, Mobilize™, the industry-leading power management IP from Virtual Silicon Technology Inc., won the EDN Innovation Award in the Intellectual Property category. The EDN Innovation Awards honor the people, products and technologies that have shaped the semiconductor industry over the past year. Winners of the EDN Innovation Awards are chosen by EDN readers, editors, and an editorial advisory board and included such companies as AMCC, National Semiconductor, Intel and Texas Instruments.
The Mobilize Power Management IP platform provides an adaptive, dynamically configurable solution for reducing both static and dynamic power in 130nm, 90nm and smaller geometries. Virtual Silicon’s patent-pending Gate BiasTM technology is the key element within Mobilize. With Gate Bias, the leakage-power of an SoC is reduced by over 99% with little sacrifice to the performance or area of the SoC, and is implemented on generic CMOS manufacturing processes. Implementation of dynamic voltage and frequency scaling with Mobilize on an SoC can achieve dynamic power reductions of up to 80%
"This award is especially significant to Virtual Silicon as the winners were chosen by a group of our peers, customers and partners," said Barry Hoberman, CEO of Virtual Silicon. "Coming on the heels of the DesignVision Award presented to Mobilize in early February 2005, this award underscores Mobilize as a key enabler of the SoC designs targeted for current and future mobile and power-sensitive applications."
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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, visit Virtual Silicon online at www.virtual-silicon.com.