Sonics Licenses On-Chip Network Technology To MediaTek

MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 8, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —   Sonics, Inc., the world's foremost supplier of network-on-chip (NoC) technologies and services, today announced that it has licensed its on-chip interconnect technology to MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. MediaTek will use Sonics' technology in a forthcoming new line of systems-on-chip (SoC).

"We are excited to add MediaTek to our growing stable of on-chip network customers. They are one of the top 20 fabless semiconductor companies in the world and have deep technical expertise in developing heterogeneous computing SoCs," said Grant Pierce, president and CEO of Sonics. "We look forward to working closely with MediaTek to ensure the best NoC design experience for its next-generation, multi-core SoCs. Employing our NoC in its SoCs enables MediaTek's system architects and IC engineers to deliver the performance, power, and security required in the silicon as well as by the consumer electronic products these chips will ultimately drive."

"We are pleased to become a Sonics technology licensee," said Star Hung, senior manager at MediaTek. "The Company's NoC products have been proven in many of the most demanding SoC designs over the past decade and we look forward to partnering with Sonics for our SoC design success."

About Sonics, Inc.

Sonics, Inc., is a pioneer of network-on-chip (NoC) technology and was the first company to develop and commercialize on-chip interconnect to accelerate volume production of complex, systems-on-chip (SoC) containing multiple processor cores since 1996.  Sonics offers SoC designers a comprehensive portfolio of interconnect technologies that deliver the communication performance required by today's most innovative consumer digital, communications, and information technology devices and electronic products.  Sonic's global customers have shipped more than two billion SoCs and the company holds more than 138 patent properties.  Sonics is headquartered in Milpitas, CA, for more information, please visit, and follow us on Twitter at

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