SOURCE: Sonics, Inc.

Sonics, Inc.

December 06, 2010 07:00 ET

Sonics Surpasses One Billion Units and Remains World's Largest Supplier of Network-on-Chip Technology

Emerging Market Traction, Greater China Presence Fuel Company's Global On-Chip Network Growth

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - December 6, 2010) - Sonics, Inc.®, the world's number one supplier of on-chip communications IP, today announced its licensee shipments have surpassed the one billion unit mark worldwide, maintaining its leadership as the world's top network-on-chip (NoC) company for advanced SoC design. Sonics' recent milestone aligns with the company's accelerated growth across a number of emerging market segments, including next-generation video, portable media players, 4G and LTE processors, and tablet computers.

Last summer, Sonics opened a new design center in Taipei to accommodate increasing customer demand for its line of memory subsystem solutions that help SoC designers solve memory bottleneck challenges, and cost-effectively increase memory bandwidth and DRAM efficiencies. Sonics also established technical and sales support teams in China and Taiwan to support increasing customer demand and rapid growth expected from its latest memory IP solution, MemMax AMP™, launched in September. As Sonics' newest addition to the company's extensive product IP portfolio, MemMax AMP is the only standalone memory scheduler that optimizes memory bandwidth/DRAM scheduling on-chip in a single IP block. 

"It's been a thrilling year and one of the company's most exciting product and customer cycles in Sonics' history," said Grant Pierce, Sonics President and CEO. "With the rollout of MemMax AMP building on our successful SNAP and SonicsSX products, increased momentum and investment in Greater China, renewed customer commitment from top innovators, and strong growth in high-volume markets, Sonics has solidified its leading position as a valued, respected SoC design partner. We are deeply grateful to our customers and partners that have helped us achieve such a tremendous milestone and look forward to collaborating and innovating together into the next decade."

"Sonics has made impressive strides in 2010 and is recognized as one of the most versatile and comprehensive suppliers of on-chip network IP throughout the industry," said Rich Wawrzyniak, senior market analyst, ASIC & SoC at Semico Research Corp. "With the company's recent announcement of MemMax AMP, Sonics is clearly embracing the true significance of subsystems for SoC design. Sonics is helping to transform the semiconductor IP landscape with its focus and investment in memory IP subsystems, which will start to change the formula for how SoC designers build new solutions and platforms for next-generation devices." 

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 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

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