GDA Technologies Adds PowerPC(R) 440T90 Hard Macro to Its Portfolio Using TSMC 90nm Process Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- GDA Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of configurable, reliable and production-proven Intellectual Property (IP) solutions for communication, storage and consumer markets, has announced that it is adding IBM's PowerPC 440T90 to its existing 405S and 460S products using TSMC 90nm process technology. Customers can take advantage of this "hardened processor" that is optimized for performance, low power dissipation and optimized die size. This gives additional dimension to GDA's expertise in developing SoC's utilizing Power Architecture(R).

"GDA is excited to add 440T90 hard macro to our PowerPC portfolio as it will enable our customers to shorten their SOC development schedules with Power PC," said Ravi Thummarukudy, VP and General Manager of the IC and IP division at GDA. "Our Power PC offerings are complemented by a suite of peripheral IPs for easy SOC integration along with our software application IPs for the emerging LTE markets."

The 440T90 is a PowerPC 440 instantiated in TSMC 90nm CLN90G technology, and is capable of delivering 2 DMIPS/MHz. It can operate over a range of 533-800MHz, making it ideal for numerous applications in networking, communication, consumer, and IT products. The 440T90 is a proven core, thus reducing both risk and time to market.

"By offering the 440T90 hard macro, GDA provides a flexible platform and offers exceptional value to customers wanting to develop SOC designs for a variety of markets," said Tom Quan, Deputy Director, Design Services Marketing at TSMC.

About GDA Technologies:

GDA Technologies is a leading Electronic Design Services (EDS) and Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP) solution provider for the embedded, networking, and consumer electronics markets. GDA is a 100% subsidiary of the L&T Infotech and part of Product Engineering Services (PES) offerings that aim to provide end-to-end product design capability to customers. GDA is headquartered in San Jose, CA, with satellite design centers in Boston, Sacramento, Chennai and Bangalore.

GDA is a leader in Interface IP's. GDA IP blocks are validated and certified by standard consortiums such as PCI-SIG PlugFest, USB-IF forum, UNH and RTA. Complete interoperability with major PHY vendors and exhaustive verification with major verification partners make the GDA offering one of the most reliable and complete IP solutions in the marketplace.

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