Arasan Licenses CE-ATA Host and USB 2.0 OTG IP Cores to Spreadtrum Communications

SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Dec. 15, 2005— Arasan Chip Systems, Inc. ("Arasan"), a leading supplier of reusable Intellectual Property (IPs) cores, has licensed its CE-ATA Host Controller IP core and USB 2.0 On the Go (OTG) IP Core to Spreadtrum Communications located in Sunnyvale, USA.

Arasan USB 2.0 OTG IP Core is silicon proven and is currently in production with many of our licensees. Arasan's CE-ATA Host IP has been licensed by some of the founding members of the CE-ATA Association and other large companies. Arasan got its USB 2.0 Certified in 2001 and is currently working with major CE-ATA HDD vendors for interoperability testing. Quality and Excellent Support come standard with all Arasan IPs.

"We are pleased to announce our licensing agreement with Spreadtrum, a leading fabless supplier of 2.5G and 3G baseband technology," says Richard Timpa, VP of Sales at Arasan Chip Systems. "Our licensing agreement with Spreadtrum underlines our position as the number one licensed architecture for CE-ATA, SDIO, and USB solutions." This agreement will enable Spreadtrum to provide its customers with innovative and power-efficient solutions for wireless applications such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and other mobile devices.

About Spreadtrum Communications

Spreadtrum Communications Inc. is a top fabless semiconductor company developing and marketing innovative digital wireless communications products. The company provides 2.5G, 3G base band chip set, protocol stack software, application software, and total solution for wireless equipment manufactures, mobile terminal vendors, and semiconductor companies. More information about Spreadtrum can be found on its website at

About Arasan

Arasan Chip Systems Inc., founded in 1995, is a leading supplier of Reusable Intellectual Property (IPs) cores, semiconductors and electronic design services. Arasan's product portfolio is focused on Bus Interfaces and includes IPs for USB 1.1 & 2.0, PCI, MMC and SDIO technologies. Arasan's products and services enable businesses to develop and leverage product design and development. Arasan Chip Systems is a Member of the CE-ATA Work group and has been an executive member of MMC Association since 2003. Arasan is headquartered in San Jose, California, with design centers in India and support options available in Taiwan, China & Europe.

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