NETSPEED SYSTEMS AIMS TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE DESIGN OF SOCS WITH ON-CHIP NETWORK SOLUTION

Emerging startupwill debut advanced on-chip network technologies at DAC 2014

SAn Jose, Calif., May 29, 2014NetSpeed Systems Inc., the supplier ofon-chip networkIP that revolutionizes the design of systems on chip (SoC),will introduce the company with a series of presentations at the 2014 Design Automation Conference (DAC).NetSpeed has developed technology that enables SoC architects to design, configure and simulate on-chip networking solutions that are significantly smaller, faster and more power efficient in a fraction of the time normally required. The company’s products bring a new level of automation and intelligence to thedesign and implementation ofthe on-chip communicationnetworks. They provide a SoC design platformthatstreamlines the process of interconnecting thenumerous IP cores and subsystems that make up today’s sophisticatedSoCs.

“We’ve reached a point at which the complexities of SoC infrastructure can no longer be solved effectively at the IP level alone,” said Sundari Mitra co-founder and CEO at NetSpeed. “Instead we need to be usinga new design and planning methodology. NetSpeed wants to bring the power of synthesis to SoC design.”

“The complex SoC architectures required by today’s increasingly sophisticated applications need an interconnect IP solution that is not only robust, but that is also scalable, adaptable and verifiable,”said Richard Wawrzyniak, Senior Market Analyst at Semico Research. “More and more, that means moving to an on-chip network architecture. It is exciting to see a new player in the space like NetSpeed, who brings new thinking to tough challenges.”

SoCs inmobile, automotive, high-performance computing and networking applications evolve rapidly, adding vast new capabilities at every generation. Meanwhile, the methodology and tools for designing and developing complex SoCs have not kept pace,and in some cases SoC architects need to use spreadsheets and general purpose drawing programs to track designs. Once a design is handed off for development, architects have little visibility into the process. It is not uncommon for a design to fail to meet specification on the first try. The process involves trial and error with multiple iterations, thus adding to the risks and delays that are common in SoC development today.

NetSpeed aims to change all this. Founded in 2011 by Sundari Mitraand Sailesh Kumar, NetSpeed is backed by top-tier investors in Silicon Valley. Ms. Mitra previously founded Prism Circuits which was acquired by MoSys. Dr. Kumar,the company’s CTO, previous held Chief Architect positions at Huawei and Cisco.NetSpeedhopes to revolutionize the way SoCs are developed.NocStudio, NetSpeed’sSoC architecture exploration platformoffers SoC designers powerful analysis and simulation tools that let them explore potential design solutions and predict potential outcomesat various stages of the development process.NocStudio works in conjunction with the company’s two families ofadvanced on-chip network IP cores, Orion and Gemini. These products deliverscalable, high performance on-chip network solutions.

NetSpeed will be at DAC 2014, June 2-4 in San Francisco,exhibiting in the ARM Connected Community Pavilion, Booth #2001. Please join us for the following presentations:

  • June 2, 3, 4  — NetSpeed’s co-founder and CEO, Sundari Mitra will present the company’s vision for a new architecture platform that enables SoC architects to design, configure and simulate on-chip networking solutions in a fraction of the time normally required. June 2,3 at 11:15am in the ARM Connected Community Theater and June 2 at 2:30pm in the Cadence Theater.
  • Monday, June 2—NetSpeed’s Vice-President of Engineering PoonachaKongetira and Kevin Yee of Cadence Design Systems will present a paper, “The Virtual Chip: Validating & Emulating End-to-End System Performance.” The paper is co-authored by Rajesh Chopra and AnushMohandass of NetSpeed Systems and will be presented at the IP Track Session #3, 1:30-3:00pm, Room 101.
  • Monday, June 2—PoonachaKongetira will team up with Frank Schirrmeister and Nick Heaton of Cadence Design Systems and Rob Kaye of ARM for a tutorial session that addresses “Optimizing ARM-Based SoCs for Performance and Speeding System Validation,” at 10:30am - 12:00pm, Room 304.
  • Wednesday, June 04—Eric Norige, NetSpeed’s software architect will be sharing his work on “NetSpeed Gravity: Turbocharging NoC Design, Optimization and Performance Simulation with One Integrated Specification,” at the work-in-progress poster session, 6:00pm - 7:00pm in the Esplanade Foyer.

About NetSpeed Systems, Inc.

NetSpeed Systems provides scalable, coherent, on-chip network IPs to SoC designers for a wide range of markets from mobile to high-performance computing and networking. NetSpeed's on-chip networkplatform delivers significant time-to-market advantages through a system-level approach, a high level of user-driven automation and state-of-the-art algorithms. NetSpeed Systems was founded in 2011 and is led by seasoned executives from the semiconductor and networking industries. The company is funded by top-tier investors from Silicon Valley. It is based in San Jose, California and has additional research and development facilities in Asia. For more information, visit www.netspeedsystems.com.

NetSpeed, NocStudio, and the NetSpeed Systems logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NetSpeed Systems Inc. in the United States and other countries. NetSpeed Systems and other parties may also have trademark rights in other terms used herein.

The URL for this release is located at: www.netspeedsystems.com


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