SOURCE: Sonics, Inc.

Sonics, Inc.

October 03, 2011 07:00 ET

Sonics and Lantiq Team to Design Next-Generation Networks for the Digital Home

Sonics Partners With Top European Communications, Broadband Leader to Develop End-to-End SoCs for Smart Home Networks

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2011) - Sonics, Inc.®, the world's number one supplier of on-chip communications IP, and Lantiq, a leading supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies, today announced a collaboration where Sonics will provide Lantiq with on-chip networks, memory subsystems and advanced design verification tools. Sonics will partner with Lantiq to develop end-to-end, next-generation home networking, broadband access and advanced communications SoCs to connect the digital home.

Lantiq's solutions enable global system manufacturers to gain a commercial edge and create high-speed data and communication products which drive innovation in this market and deliver value to carriers and operators. Lantiq's solutions are deployed by major carriers and found in access networks and home networks around the world. The company's core expertise combines world-class mixed signal and digital signal processing to deliver innovative system partitioning and high-level SoC integration. Lantiq's advanced SoC solutions address a wide variety of technologies, including all flavors of xDSL, VoIP, wireless LAN and Gigabit Ethernet.

"As a partner, Sonics offered us an additional level of value and expertise that strengthened our existing design competencies," said Alex Haggenmiller, director of Central R&D at Lantiq. "The product development cycles for our next-generation networks are paramount and Sonics helps us achieve attractive cost positions, time-to-market schedules and performance levels. We look forward to working with Sonics for development of our future SoCs."

Sonics offers the largest portfolio of on-chip communications solutions that address the connectivity challenges and memory bottlenecks associated with advanced embedded processing and SoC design. The Sonics' family of on-chip networks, memory subsystems, bridges and design tools uniquely offers designers superior advantages required for peak performance, power-aware and cost-efficient designs.

"Sonics' technology is an ideal match for Lantiq's design requirements and will help them gain significant performance and cost advantages," said Jack Browne, senior vice president of sales and marketing. "Home networking and broadband is one of Sonics' sweet spots, and with Lantiq's clear technology edge and commanding presence in this sector, we are well aligned as design partners to continue driving innovation throughout the home."

About Sonics
Sonics, Inc. is a pioneer of network-on-chip (NoC) technology and today offers SoC designers the largest portfolio of intelligent, on-chip communications solutions for home entertainment, wireless, networking and mobile devices. 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. As the leading supplier of on-chip communications networks, Sonics has more than 100 patent properties and has enabled its customers to ship more than one billion units worldwide. Founded in 1996, Sonics is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif. with offices worldwide. For more information, please visit,, and follow us on twitter at

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