SOURCE: Chip Estimate

April 04, 2007 11:45 ET

IC Nexus Joins Chip Estimate's Prime IP Partner Program, Offers Broad Portfolio of Semiconductor IP to Customers

Services Firm Leverages Chip Planning Portal to Serve Customer Needs

TAIPEI, TAIWAN and CUPERTINO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 4, 2007 -- IC Nexus and Chip Estimate Corp. announced today that IC Nexus has partnered with Chip Estimate Corporation and joined its Prime IP Partner Program. As a result, IC Nexus can now offer a broader portfolio of semiconductor intellectual property (IP) to its global customer base.

IC Nexus provides customers with comprehensive, differentiated IP and semiconductor services to meet the requirements of the most challenging 90nm integrated circuit designs. At™, over 10,000 community members worldwide can search for IC Nexus IP for consideration in their next chip design projects. They also have access to the Chip Estimate's InCyte™ software, which allows fast exploration of IP for die size, power and leakage.

"By partnering with Chip Estimate, we make IP selection and chip planning easier for our customers at the inception of their chip design," said Michael Wang, Sales Manager for IC Nexus, "We're also pleased to make our own portfolio of IP available to the rapidly growing community at"

"The addition of IC Nexus to our Prime IP Partner Program gives our design community more IP options to consider when planning their next chip," said Sean O'Kane, Director of Partner Programs for Chip Estimate. "Partnering with firms like IC Nexus helps fuel the rapid expansion of the community."

About Chip Estimate's Prime IP Partner Program

The Prime IP Partner Program enables centralized access to information about intellectual property portfolios of industry-leading IP providers. Over three dozen IP providers have joined this program since the July 2006 launch of the portal, which offers comprehensive chip planning capabilities to the electronics and semiconductor community. Members of the Prime IP Partner Program combined with other IP providers listed on the site represent over 180 companies whose over 6,000 IP components can be searched for and considered in chip estimations though the website.

A complete list of Prime IP Partners is at

About Chip Estimate's Products

The website includes datasheets for all IP suppliers' portfolios, which can be searched for by vendor or functional type using a rank-by-relevance search engine. Selected IP can be added to an IP list that can be imported into a copy of Chip Estimate's InCyte software for exploration and consideration in a chip design context.

InCyte performs estimations of chip die size, power, leakage, yield and cost and allows for rapid "what if" analysis at the architectural stage in the design flow. It is used by leading semiconductor companies and electronic designers to refine chip size, power and cost estimates throughout chip implementation flows. InCyte Enterprise™ was among the recipients of the 2007 International Engineering Consortium DesignVision Awards.

About IC Nexus

IC Nexus is a leading fabless ASIC design & manufacturing services company, providing RTL to ASIC design services and silicon fabrication service. The Company is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan and credits its success to a strong technological base, a competent and qualified workforce, and a highly trained, strategically distributed support network. The company is now partnering with Fujitsu to offer its customers deep submicron-90nm and finer geometry ASIC design services and Fujitsu wafer foundry services.

For more information and inquiries about our products and services, please contact us via Telephone: +886 2 27891200, Email:, Website:

About Chip Estimate Corporation

Chip Estimate Corporation is an EDA company that delivers streamlined access to integrated chip planning solutions. The company develops and markets the InCyte chip estimation system, into which it integrates Intellectual Property (IP) and manufacturing process models for the most accurate and early estimation possible. InCyte performs estimations of chip die size, power, leakage, yield, and cost and allows for rapid "what if" analysis at the architectural stage in the design flow and is used by leading semiconductor companies to refine chip size, power and cost estimates throughout chip implementation flows. Chip Estimate partners with leading IP vendors and semiconductor manufacturers who share the mission of achieving early and accurate chip planning for mutual customers' ultimate design success. Since the 2005 launch of, over 10,000 users have performed over 40,000 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, InCyte Enterprise and are trademarks of Chip Estimate Corporation. Chip Estimate Corporation acknowledges trademarks or registered trademarks of other organizations for their respective products and services.

Contact Information

  • Press Contacts:
    Georgia Marszalek
    ValleyPR for Chip Estimate Corp.
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    Michael Wang
    for IC Nexus Co. Ltd.
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