August 8, 2008 -- Cosmic Circuits today announced the validation of silicon IP cores for 90-nm Common Platform technology. This includes IP cores for high-performance power-regulation and analog-to-digital conversion that are used predominantly in chips for portable consumer products and communications. These IP cores have been designed with Common Platform technology ground rules and are silicon-proven at IBM today. Due to GDSII compatibility between Common Platform technology manufacturers – IBM, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. – this IP can be made available at additional manufacturers upon request.
The Common Platform Solution Provider designation demonstrates that Cosmic Circuits’ silicon IP cores have been validated as compatible with Common Platform process technology, and that industry quality levels have been achieved. Validated solutions can provide clients with potential time-to-market advantages while helping to reduce development risk. Common Platform Solution Provider membership also signals Cosmic Circuits’ participation in a growing, collaborative ecosystem that fosters innovation and that is dedicated to providing comprehensive, proven semiconductor solutions.
"We are happy to announce this validation that came out of our collaboration with the Common Platform companies," said Krishnan Ramabadran, Vice President of Marketing for Cosmic Circuits. "Power-regulators and general purpose A/D converters are typically sought after by chip designers in the portable consumer and communication space. These IP cores have been designed for enhancing performance and battery-life, bringing both differentiation and quality to our offerings."
"The Common Platform model enables customers to move their designs among multiple manufacturers and add their own differentiating IP to focus on the market opportunities most valuable to their specific business," said Mark Ireland, Vice President, Common Platform, IBM. "The validation of Cosmic Circuits’ silicon IP cores on 90-nm Common Platform technology is another example of the expanding IP ecosystem that enables the Common Platform companies to provide customers with silicon-proven IP, which can help speed time-to-market, enhance performance and reduce cost."
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