SOURCE: Chip Estimate

February 25, 2008 14:00 ET

Elliptic Upgrades to Chip Estimate's Prime IP Partner Program

Deepening Relationship Reflects Popularity of Elliptic IP and Value of Chip Estimate Tool

OTTAWA and CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - February 25, 2008) - Elliptic Semiconductor and Chip Estimate Corp. announced today that Elliptic has upgraded its sponsorship to become a Chip Estimate Prime IP Partner. As a Prime IP Partner, Elliptic is enabling centralized access to information about the company's security IP for IPsec, 3GPP, WiMAX storage, digital rights management and conditional access applications at™. Elliptic will also participate in the IP Concierge™ service that connects customers directly with IP suppliers offering customized IP solutions. was launched in 2005 to provide comprehensive chip planning capabilities to the electronics and semiconductor community.

In addition to searching the comprehensive 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. Elliptic IP can now be searched for and considered in chip estimations with InCyte though the website.

"Our customers find the trade-offs in security quite challenging as they try to balance among cost, power, performance and the threat models for their designs," indicated Al Hawtin, VP Marketing and Business Development at Elliptic. "The availability of the entire portfolio of Elliptic IP combined with the chip planning tool allows Elliptic customers to evaluate these trade-offs in detail and thereby make these critical decisions much more accurately to fully meet their market and end customer requirements."

"We are pleased that Elliptic has upgraded to Prime IP Partner status, which will give the community even greater access to the popular security IP the company offers," commented Sean O'Kane, VP of Business Development at Chip Estimate.

About Elliptic

Recently ranked as the fastest growing provider of security semiconductor IP by Gartner, Elliptic provides semiconductor intellectual property (IP) cores and middleware for secure communications ranging from low power to multi-gigabit per second implementations. Elliptic SIP cores enable system-on-chip designers to efficiently balance threat resistance, power, performance and silicon area in complex security-based systems. Ellipsys software offers a highly configurable toolkit that allows customers to implement security algorithms entirely in software or transparently as a mix of hardware and software to optimize the overall performance of the target system. Demanding customers in markets such as implantable devices, wireless, storage, content distribution and high performance communications trust Elliptic IP cores. Website:

About Chip Estimate Corporation

Chip Estimate Corporation is an EDA company that delivers streamlined access to integrated chip project planning solutions. The company develops and markets the InCyte chip estimation systems, into which it integrates IP and manufacturing process models for the most accurate chip estimation possible. Chip Estimate partners with leading IP vendors and semiconductor manufacturers who share our mission of early and accurate chip planning for our mutual customers' ultimate design success. Since the 2005 launch of, over 15,000 users have performed over 55,000 chip estimations with InCyte

The company is headquartered at 10050 North Wolfe Road, Suite SW1-266, Cupertino, Calif. Telephone: 408 255 0444. Facsimile: 408 255 0344. Email: Website:

InCyte, and IP Concierge are registered trademarks of Chip Estimate Corporation. Chip Estimate Corporation acknowledges trademarks or registered trademarks of other organizations for their respective products and services.

Contact Information

  • Elliptic Press Contact
    Al Hawtin
    VP Marketing and Business Development
    +1 613 254 5456 X102
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    Chip Estimate Press Contact
    Georgia Marszalek
    +1 650 345 7477
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