"As an established supplier of IP for ASIC and COT design flows, Virtual Silicon recognizes the need for open standards that help develop IP blocks," said John Ford vice president of marketing for Virtual Silicon. "The use of OCP will allow us to increase design reuse and shorten time to market for our customers."
"We are delighted to see yet another prominent IP provider join the ranks of OCP-IP," said Ian Mackintosh, president OCP-IP. "The addition of Virtual Silicon further illustrates the industry need for and support of OCP as the only complete, fully supported socket to speed development of IP blocks."
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, Calif., 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, call 408/548-2700 or visit Virtual Silicon online at www.virtual-silicon.com.
The OCP International Partnership Association, Inc. (OCP-IP) was
formed in December 2001 to promote and support the open core protocol
(OCP) as the complete socket standard that ensures rapid creation and
integration of interoperable virtual components. In addition to
Sonics, Inc., the inventor of the OCP technology, OCP-IP's founding
members and initial Governing Steering Committee participants are:
NOK), Texas Instruments (NYSE:
TXN), MIPS Technologies
(NasdaqNM: MIPS), and United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE:
OCP-IP is a non-profit corporation focused on delivering the first
fully supported, openly licensed core-centric protocol that
comprehensively fulfills system-level integration requirements. The
OCP facilitates IP core reusability and reduces design time and risk,
along with manufacturing costs for SOC designs. For additional
background and membership information, visit
OCP-IP Ian Mackintosh, 650/938-2500 ext. 106 Email Contact or VitalCom Scott Seiden, 650/637-8212 ext. 208 Email Contact or Virtual Silicon John Ford, 408/548-2737 Email Contact