Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

March 31, 2010 08:00 ET Announces New IP Partners

With More Than 27,000 Registered Users, Leading IP Portal Offers a Broad Catalog of IP From More Than 200 Companies

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - March 31, 2010) - announced today that more than two dozen IP companies recently have joined or upgraded their memberships to the chip planning and IP portal.

New members joining at the Prime Plus partner level include True Circuits, Inc., Virage Logic and Xilinx. New members joining at the Prime partner level are Alvand Technologies, Boeing, ChipStart, Evatronix, HDL Design House, Imagination Technologies, National Semiconductor, NTLab and Snowbush IP. Twelve additional companies are being added to the Choice partner level.

"We are extremely pleased to have these leading companies join the IP partner community," said Sean O'Kane, marketing director, Chip Planning Solutions. "They join a comprehensive group of IP vendors who have teamed with and share the common vision of helping the worldwide design community achieve greater profitability and success by exploring the most up-to-date, silicon-proven IP listed on"

O'Kane added, " helps bring focus to our IP partner products and services, allowing them greater visibility for their IP offerings. This newly added IP enhances the options SoC design teams can consider when seeking IP for a broad set of applications." was launched in 2005 to provide comprehensive chip planning capabilities to the electronics and semiconductor community. In addition to searching the broad IP catalog and using IP Concierge, designers can download InCyte software at to plan their next chips and explore die size, power, leakage and cost tradeoffs. These IP providers can now be searched for and considered in chip estimations with InCyte through the website.

Prime Plus Partners

  • True Circuits, Inc. develops and markets a broad range of award-winning PLLs, DLLs and other mixed-signal hard macros for ICs for the semiconductor industry.

  • Virage Logic provides IP products including processor solutions, interface IP, embedded SRAM and NVM, embedded test and yield optimization, logic libraries, and memory development software.

  • Xilinx offers a robust catalog of IP cores to meet traditional FPGA logic design requirements, as well as domain-specific (DSP, embedded, connectivity)

Prime Partners

  • Alvand Technologies specializes in high-speed, low-power and ultra-small (ADC/DAC) and (AFE)

  • Boeing maintains a corporate center of excellence for integrated circuit design in the Solid-State Electronics Development (SSED) organization.

  • ChipStart provides sales, marketing and support engagement solutions for companies that commerce third-party semiconductor IP.

  • Evatronix is a complete digital IP solutions and design services provider.

  • HDL Design House delivers soft IP cores under flexible license model and analog/digital design and verification services for SoC/FPGA projects.

  • Imagination Technologies is an IP design and licensing business that provides market-leading multimedia, communications and processor capabilities for complex SoC devices.

  • National Semiconductor develops advanced power controllers designed for intelligently saving power on complex SoCs.

  • NTLab specializes in designing mixed-signal and RF ASICs and systems-on-chip.

  • Snowbush IP (a division of Gennum Corporation) offers PHY and controller solutions for high-speed serial communication standards like PCIe, SATA and SerDes.

Choice Partners

  • Aeroflex Gaisler provides IP cores and supporting development tools for embedded processors based on the SPARC architecture.

  • Chips&Media, Inc. is a global leading video IP core provider covering the full line-up of video standards.

  • Cortus is a processor core IP company whose products enable the creation of low-power, high-performance ASICs.

  • Cosmic Circuits is a leading provider of differentiated analog and mixed-signal silicon IP.

  • Discretix develops embedded security co-processors and a broad range of security applications.

  • Eureka Technology is a leading provider of system connectivity IP cores for memory
     and external bus interfaces.

  • NSCore is a provider of PermSRAM, the only embedded CMOS, one-time programmable (OTP), non-volatile memory (NVM) IP.

  • IQ-Analog is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in developing optimal analog interface technology for system-on-chip integration.

  • intoPIX provides leading-edge JPEG 2000 image compression, security and hardware enforcement IP cores for audiovisual markets.

  • Innovision Research & Technology plc is a leading fabless developer of short range data communication semiconductor IP and system solutions, including the GEM NFC SoC IP, with a focus on NFC/RFID.

  • Novocell Semiconductor specializes in developing and delivering advanced non-volatile memory IP to the semiconductor industry.

  • VeriSilicon specializes in providing expert design services, market-leading licensable cores and platforms, industry-standard semiconductor IP and scalable ASIC turnkey services.

The chip planning portal is an ecosystem comprising more than 200 of the world's largest IP suppliers and foundries. These companies all share the common vision of helping the worldwide electronics design community achieve greater profitability and success. To date, a diverse global audience of more than 27,000 users has joined the community and has collectively performed more than 100,000 chip estimations. is a property of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic design innovation.

Cadence is a registered trademark and the Cadence logo and InCyte are trademarks of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  Any use of the term "partner" in this release or in other materials is in the sales and marketing sense and the parties are not "partners" under the technical legal definition of that term.

Contact Information

  • For more information please contact:

    Dean Solov
    Cadence Design Systems