April 24, 2012 -- IPextreme, Inc. today announced a major advance of its Constellations initiative to bring together like-minded semiconductor IP companies to develop and promote advanced IP solutions.
Constellations is a collective of independent IP companies collaborating at both the marketing and engineering levels. Companies participating in Constellations offer complementary products; membership is open only to non-competing companies to encourage teamwork. Within Constellations, companies work together and share resources to promote mutual success.
Constellations member companies currently include Analog Bits, Certus Semiconductor, Northwest Logic, Sonics, and IPextreme itself. Enrollment is open to new companies at any time, provided that a competitor has not previously secured a place in the program.
Products are featured on IPextreme's Xena IP management system. Member companies are given a private area on the Xena cloud with full access to all capabilities of Xena, including: cataloging, product management, and customer support. Xena also provides a convenient method for member companies and their customers to recommend IP products from other member companies to colleagues and other customers.
Constellations holds member events throughout the year and facilitates joint participation at trade shows around the world. Increased press exposure and media coverage are added bonuses as companies collaborate on projects and promote one another through their own channels, in turn.
"IP companies increasingly need to partner with other companies in the supply chain to provide effective solutions to customers," said Warren Savage, President and CEO, IPextreme. "With Constellations, we bring together the best-of-breed IP companies to demonstrate to the industry what can be accomplished by working in tandem."
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