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December 05, 2012 08:00 ET

Autotalks Deploys Sonics Technology Advancing Automotive Industry With Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication

Ease of Design and Improved Efficiency Enable Autotalks to Develop World's First VLSI for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 5, 2012) - Sonics, Inc., the leading supplier of system IP for cloud-scale SoCs, today announced that Autotalks has chosen its Sonics Network for AMBA Protocol (SNAP) to power the design of integrated vehicle safety communications processors enabling the world's first very-large-scale integration (VLSI) for vehicle-to-vehicle communication, dubbed CRATON.

Based in Israel, Autotalks is developing breakthrough solutions for vehicle-to-vehicle communication, including CRATON communication processor and PLUTON advanced RFIC transceiver. Together, CRATON and PLUTON will deliver a comprehensive, automotive-grade VLSI solution powering OEMs' deployment of vehicle communication beginning with 2015 model year. Autotalks chose Sonics to deliver the needed processing performance required for supporting a complete integrated SW solution, including security, networking, safety applications and vehicle integration handling.

"Sonics' SNAP empowers Autotalks designers to aggressively drive innovation in the automotive technology market, while still upholding our commitment to high-quality vehicle-to-vehicle communication," said Onn Haran, CTO, Autotalks. "The intuitive user interface greatly increased productivity, enabling us to bring CRATON to market on schedule, as the first VLSI for vehicle-to-vehicle communication. Thanks to SNAP's improved AMBA performance and low latency architecture, we were able to achieve CRATON's superior performance for the demanding vehicle to vehicle software solution requirements."

As the number of IP cores continues to increase in embedded SoCs, current multilayer bus structures must evolve beyond the complex and arduous design approach. Fully compliant with the AMBA specification, SNAP allows Autotalks to simplify processes, through a reusable platform with universal connectivity on the interconnect matrix, allowing designers to mix new and legacy IP cores. The end result for Autotalks is a better solution to market, delivered at a faster rate.

"Sonics is thrilled that Autotalks has chosen SNAP to power their vehicle-to-vehicle communication products," said Mark McMillan, vice president of sales, Sonics. "We strive to provide our customers with essential system IP that drives innovation across multiple industries. We are excited to be included in Autotalks' CRATON product which will enhance the wider automotive experience for consumers for years to come."

On October 16, Sonics announced that its licensee shipments surpassed two billion units worldwide, fueled by the growing demand for high-bandwidth content on cloud-connected devices. Following this achievement, the company also announced its next-generation SonicsGN on-chip network with performance improvements and advanced new features that will help designers build new SoCs that power a new generation of cloud-connected devices, accelerating Sonics' time to shipping another two billion units worldwide.

About Sonics
Sonics, Inc. is the leader of system IP for cloud-scale SoCs. As a pioneer of network-on-chip (NoC) technology, Sonics offers SoC designers one of the world's largest portfolios of system IP for mobile, digital entertainment, wireless and home networking. With a broad array of silicon-proven IP, Sonics helps designers eliminate memory bottlenecks associated with complex, high-speed SoC design, streamline and unify data flows and solve persistent network challenges in embedded systems with multiple cores. Sonics has more than 137 patent properties to date and has enabled its customers to ship more than two billion chips worldwide through the end of 2012. Founded in 1996, Sonics is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., with offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.sonicsinc.com, www.sonicsinc.com/news-events/blog/, and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/sonicsinc.

About Autotalks Ltd
Autotalks is the world's leading developer of integrated vehicle-to-vehicle communication processors. The company's products provide OEMs and Tier1s with a complete and comprehensive vehicle-to-vehicle communication solution, at high communication and information reliability, while maintaining size, power and cost efficiency. Autotalks Ltd is a privately held company and funded by Gemini Israel Funds, Magma Venture Partners and Mitsui & Co. Global Investment Ltd. For more information, visit www.auto-talks.com

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