MegaChips Licenses Arteris FlexNoC Fabric IP for Next-Generation Imaging SoCs

MegaChips Licenses Arteris FlexNoC Fabric IP for Next-Generation Imaging SoCs

Network-on-Chip (NoC) interconnect technology pioneer enables faster
frequencies with smaller gate count and lower power consumption

PR Newswire

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arteris Inc., the inventor
and leading supplier of network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect IP solutions, today
announced that MegaChips Corporation of Osaka, Japan, has selected Arteris
FlexNoC fabric IP for use within next-generation imaging SoCs.

MegaChips previously licensed Arteris' inter-chip link IP products for
chip-to-chip connectivity. They chose Arteris' FlexNoC interconnect fabric IP
to support the small size and low power consumption requirements for the
world's most advanced imaging SoCs. These image processing SoCs must
instantaneously balance the competing needs for high throughput while being
able to maintain extremely low latencies for real-time response, all while
consuming as little battery power as possible.

Arteris FlexNoC was the only commercial SoC interconnect fabric IP able to
meet these competing requirements at the gate counts and power consumption
required by MegaChips and its customer.

"From our experience with Arteris' NoC technology over the years, we knew that
Arteris FlexNoC IP was the fastest interconnect fabric for SoCs with multiple
initiator and target IP blocks. However, we were surprised that FlexNoC could
continue to run at fast design frequencies with a significantly lower gate
count and less power consumption than alternative bus fabrics," said Gen
Sasaki, General Manager of Division No.2, MegaChips Corporation. "MegaChips'
choice of Arteris FlexNoC interconnect IP not only gives us the best possible
performance for our SoCs, but also allows our team members to perform detailed
architectural analysis using FlexNoC's built-in FlexExplorer simulation module
and its SystemC model export capabilities. We can easily use FlexNoC SystemC
models within our existing Synopsys Platform Architect MCO environment to
perform system-level analysis and communicate requirements to internal and
customer design teams."

"MegaChips started with our interchip link technology and moved to using our
FlexNoC interconnect. We are honored to have earned the trust of MegaChips
with Arteris' technology, products and support," said K. Charles Janac,
President and CEO of Arteris. "Our collaboration is resulting in the world's
fastest image processing SoCs for the world's best consumer devices."

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, 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 MegaChips

MegaChips Corporation (1st section of the TSE: 6875) was established in 1990
as an innovative fabless company dedicated to system LSIs with the goal of
integrating LSIs and systems knowledge. Their focus is on the development of
cutting-edge system LSIs and systems products incorporating original
algorithms and architecture in the areas of imaging, audio, and
communications, and using the advances they achieve to offer outstanding
products and solutions that meet the needs of their clients. For additional
information, please visit:

For Release January 8, 2013

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

SOURCE Arteris Inc.

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