Open-Silicon Implements Arteris FlexNoC Interconnect IP in ARM Cortex-A9 ASIC

Open-Silicon Implements Arteris FlexNoC Interconnect IP in ARM Cortex-A9 ASIC

Open-Silicon leverages silicon-proven network-on-chip (NoC) technology to
enable faster timing closure and flexible QoS demands

PR Newswire

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Arteris, Inc., the inventor
and only supplier of silicon-proven commercial network-on-chip (NoC)
interconnect IP solutions, today announced that Open-Silicon implemented the
Arteris^® FlexNoC™ interconnect IP as the backbone SoC interconnect in a
high-performance ARM^®-based networking SoC design.


In 2011, Open-Silicon licensed the Arteris NoC interconnect IP as a key
technology needed for derivative and ASIC design engagements with its Center
of Excellence for ARM Technology. In 2012, Open-Silicon integrated the fabric
into a state-of-the-art media gateway SoC as part of a derivative design
engagement leveraging Open-Silicon architecture, RTL design, physical design,
and software services.

"We used the Arteris FlexNoC interconnect IP within our Center of Excellence
for ARM Technology to optimize power consumption and performance for an
ARM-based subsystem," said Colin Baldwin, senior director of marketing,
Open-Silicon. "Arteris' network-on-chip interconnect IP made timing closure
much easier and allowed us to implement the QoS management required for the
design's high-performance I/O and sophisticated hardware acceleration engines.
In addition, we were able to close timing in a fraction of the schedule needed
previously for designs using older crossbar-based architectures."

"Arteris is excited that the ARM Technology Center of Excellence at
Open-Silicon has chosen Arteris FlexNoC to meet the needs of its most
demanding SoC customers," said K. Charles Janac, President and CEO of Arteris.
"Arteris NoC technology eases timing closure and enables SoC designers to
complete their projects in a fraction of time compared to older technologies."

About Arteris
Arteris, Inc. provides Network-on-Chip interconnect IP and tools to accelerate
System-on-Chip semiconductor (SoC) assembly for a wide range of applications.
Results obtained by using the Arteris product line include lower power, higher
performance, more efficient design reuse and faster development of ICs, SoCs
and FPGAs.

Founded by networking experts and offering the first commercially available
Network-on-Chip IP products, Arteris operates globally with headquarters in
Sunnyvale, California and an engineering center in Paris, France. Arteris is a
private company backed by a group of international investors including ARM
Holdings, Crescendo Ventures, DoCoMo Capital, Qualcomm Incorporated, Synopsys,
TVM Capital, and Ventech. More information can be found at

About Open-Silicon, Inc.
Open-Silicon® is a leading semiconductor company focused on SoC realization
for traditional ASIC, develop-to-spec, and derivative ICs. In support of the
industry trend towards collaborative engineering and design-lite, Open-Silicon
offers SoC architecture, system design, physical design, IP, system software,
and high-quality semiconductor manufacturing services with one of the world's
broadest partner ecosystems for IC development. For more information, visit
Open-Silicon's website at or call +1-408-240-5700.

Arteris, FlexNoC and the Arteris logo are trademarks of Arteris. All other
product or service names are the property of their respective owners.

Kurt Shuler
Arteris, Inc.
+1 408-470-7300

SOURCE Arteris, Inc.

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