Texas Instruments Wins OCP-IP Contributor of the Year Award

  Texas Instruments Wins OCP-IP Contributor of the Year Award

Business Wire

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- February 13, 2013

Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP)  today announced that
Texas Instruments (TI) is the recipient of the coveted annual Outstanding
Contributor of the Year Award for 2012. The OCP-IP Governing Steering
Committee grants this award each year to a member who has made key
contributions to the further advancement of the OCP specification or
supporting infrastructure.

The committee specifically acknowledged Prashant Karandikar, lead software
engineer of TI for his leadership, commitment and contributions to OCP-IP’s
Metadata Working Group (MDWG). Karandikar played a key role in driving the
efforts to migrate OCP metadata capture to IP-XACT and advancing extensions
supporting configurable interfaces into Accellera IP-XACT.

IEEE 1685 IP-XACT provides for a machine-readable XML structure for IP modules
and systems databooks. The XML data documents many different aspects of
electronic design elements, enabling designers using IP-XACT tools to
automatically create different expressions of a design in a consistent and
correlated form. Design and verification engineers benefit from using IP-XACT
by the automation of testbench creation and exploration. The OCP Vendor
Extensions package created by the MDWG provide a way to describe configurable
bus interfaces (like Open Core Protocol) in machine-readable XML structure and
as an IEEE standard format.

"We are pleased to be named Contributor of the Year by the OCP-IP," said Zoran
Mladenovic, general manager, software development organization, TI. "Working
with other leading companies in the OCP-IP community, we are creating standard
interfaces that are critical for the next generation of heterogeneous
processor, multicore designs while simultaneously delivering the tools needed
to help our customers bring products to market more quickly.”

Work on OCP-IP’s Metadata package was executed by members of the OCP-IP
Metadata Working Group including: TI, Magillem, Sonics Inc, and Synopsys along
with other industry-leading companies.

Companies wishing to participate in the OCP-IP Metadata Working Group are
invited to contact admin@ocpip.org

“The work of the Metadata Working Group is an excellent example of the
productive collaboration we achieve between member companies which ensures
best-in-class deliverables. We are grateful for the tremendous effort and
contributions provided by Prashant and TI, and we thank them for their
efforts,” said Ian Mackintosh, president OCP-IP. “We are pleased to present
them with the 2012 Outstanding Contributor Award and look forward to their
continued partnership in the future.”

The OCP-IP Metadata Package is available to both OCP-IP members and
non-members alike. Members may access the OCP Metadata Vendor Extension
package by completing the online click-through Commercial Metadata Vendor
Extension License. Non-Members may access the package via online click-through
research license.

For the latest information about OCP-IP please see our newsletter at

About OCP-IP

Formed in 2001, OCP-IP is a non-profit corporation promoting, supporting and
delivering the only openly licensed, core-centric protocol comprehensively
fulfilling integration requirements of heterogeneous multicore systems. The
Open Core Protocol (OCP) facilitates IP core reusability and reduces design
time, risk, and manufacturing costs for all SoC and electronic designs by
providing a comprehensive supporting infrastructure. For additional background
and membership information, visit www.OCPIP.org.

About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments semiconductor innovations help 90,000 customers unlock the
possibilities of the world as it could be – smarter, safer, greener, healthier
and more fun. Our commitment to building a better future is ingrained in
everything we do – from the responsible manufacturing of our semiconductors,
to caring for our employees, to giving back inside our communities. This is
just the beginning of our story. Learn more at www.ti.com.


Ian Mackintosh, 408-761-5980
Joe Basques, 512-551-3377
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