Kawasaki Microelectronics Licenses SNAP to Design Next-Generation, High-Volume Networking Chips
August 30, 2011-- Sonics, Inc. today announced that K-micro (Kawasaki Microelectronics, Inc.) has licensed the company's SNAP (Sonics Network for AMBA Protocol) solution to help advance its position in the PON (passive optical network), XGPON1 and 10G EPON markets. SNAP is ideally suited for networking and communications designs that require rapid time-to-market cycles and increased efficiencies for cost-sensitive applications, including next-generation PON markets.
With SNAP, Sonics offers the design community an easy-to-use turnkey environment that dramatically accelerates the IP evaluation process and streamlines on-chip complexities across the network in even the most advanced SoCs.
"SNAP has a clear advantage over other commercial solutions we considered and was able to rapidly offer an easy-to-use design methodology that ensured we could get to market quickly and on budget," said Kyoichi Kissei, Executive Vice President for K-micro. "Sonics provided the highest ROI overall of any on-chip network we reviewed, and with SNAP's low-risk platform, helped us design a high-performance, cost-efficient ASIC to maintain our networking leadership."
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