BEAVERTON, Ore.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—September 12, 2007— Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP) today announced five new members: Averant, HDL Dynamics, Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), PLS, and Silicon Laboratories. The new members represent a breadth of technologies, illustrating the combined industry-wide acceptance and adoption of the OCP standard.
Averant Inc., founded in 1997, is a privately held EDA firm
pioneering new methodology and technologies for static formal
verification. Averant's flagship product is Solidify(TM), a robust
formal verification engine that provides the basis for property-based
design and protocol verification, and automatic design checks. These
tools are easily adopted into the design flow, and help improve
quality, reduce risk, and speed the design process.
Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Texas, HDL Dynamics is
focused on solutions for emerging areas to SoC and multicore
infrastructure and development. and offers a range of digital systems
IP, including instrumentation blocks and customized cores and bus
interfaces. HDL Dynamics provides both SoC and IP development and
consulting services for RTL and ESL Design (including VHDL Verilog,
and SystemC modeling and tooling), Design for Debug (OCP custom
On-Silicon Instrumentation) and related areas of analysis and
integration between instrumentation and EDA environments.
KETI, a specialized research institute in the electronics and
information field, was established in 1991. The company contributes to
the reinforcement of international competitiveness of the electronics,
information and other related components industries by encouraging the
R&D necessary for technological innovation and support of small and
medium enterprises. KETI develops specialized areas and works to
improve specialized research not only fostering special research on
technology for venture, small and medium enterprises, but also R&D
projects at the front of key technologies.
PLS Development Tools is one of the leading development tools
manufactures of debug and emulators. These tools are specialized for
the 16bit and 32bit microcontroller architectures SAB C16x, TriCore,
Xscale, ARM7 and other ARM derivatives.
Silicon Laboratories is a leader in the innovation of
high-performance, analog-intensive, and mixed-signal ICs.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Silicon Labs is a global enterprise
with worldwide operations, sales and design activities. Silicon Labs'
application specific and general purpose products serve a broad set of
markets and applications including consumer, communications,
computing, industrial and automotive. Silicon Labs is a fabless
semiconductor company. For more information, please visit
OCP-IP members receive free training and support, software tools,
and documentation, enabling them to focus on the challenges of SoC
design. Leveraging OCP-IP's infrastructure eliminates the need to
internally design, document, train and evolve a proprietary standard
and accompanying support tools, freeing up critical resources for the
real design work, while providing enormous cost savings.
"This new group of members represents a diverse set of product
offerings, and highlights the broad OCP acceptance and adoption across
many markets," said Ian Mackintosh, president OCP-IP. "We are very
proud to announce and welcome our new members, and look forward to
working with them in the future."
The OCP International Partnership Association, Inc. (OCP-IP),
formed in 2001, promotes and supports the Open Core Protocol (OCP) as
the complete socket standard ensuring rapid creation and integration
of interoperable virtual components. OCP-IP's Governing Steering
Committee participants include: Nokia (NYSE:NOK), Texas Instruments
(NYSE: TXN), Toshiba Semiconductor Group (including Toshiba America
TAEC), and Sonics. OCP-IP is a non-profit corporation delivering the
first fully supported, openly licensed, core-centric protocol
comprehensively fulfilling system-level integration requirements. The
OCP facilitates IP core reusability and reduces design time, risk, and
manufacturing costs for SoC designs. For additional background and
membership information, visit www.OCPIP.org.
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