MEDIATEK LICENSES SONICS’ NoC AND MEMORY SCHEDULER IP

San Jose, Calif. – January 10, 2017Sonics, Inc., the world’s foremost supplier of on-chip network (NoC) and power management technologies and services, today announced that MediaTek Inc., a market leader in developing innovative systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile device, home entertainment, connectivity and IoT products, has licensed multiple copies of SonicsSX® NoC and the MemMax® memory scheduler IP.

“MediaTek continues to be a strong Sonics customer. As one of the world’s leading fabless semiconductor companies, they have deep technical expertise in developing SoCs for many markets and applications,” said Grant Pierce, CEO of Sonics. “We are excited that MediaTek is deepening adoption of Sonics’ products. Using our NoC and memory scheduler enables MediaTek’s system architects and IC engineers to deliver the performance, power, and security required in the silicon as well as by the consumer electronic products these chips will ultimately drive.”

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Sonics to conduct ‘Energy Processing Units for Power-Sensitive Chip Designs’ Seminar in Israel on Tuesday, November 8th

San Jose, Calif. – October 07, 2016  Sonics, Inc., the world’s foremost supplier of on-chip network (NoC) technologies and services, today announced that it has developed the IP industry’s first Energy Processing Unit (EPU) based on the company’s ICE-Grain (Instant Control of Energy) Power Architecture originally introduced in 2015. Sonics’ ICE-G1 product is a complete EPU enabling rapid design of system-on-chip (SoC) power architecture and implementation and verification of the resulting power management subsystem. ICE-G1 reduces chip power consumption up to 90 percent for both expert and first-time users.

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Do Chip Designers Worry About the Impact of Power Consumption on Sustainability Sonics and Semico Team Up for Power Management Best Practices Survey

San Jose, Calif. – October 3, 2016  Sonics, Inc. and Semico Research Corporation have launched the On-Chip Power Management Best Practices survey. The purpose of this industry survey is to understand how chip designers are managing power consumption and contrast that with expected future best practices. The companies will publish results of the survey on their web sites in the fall of 2016.

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Starblaze Integrates Enterprise Solid State Drive Controller Chip Using SonicsGN

San Jose, Calif. – August 23, 2016  Sonics, Inc., the world’s foremost supplier of on-chip network (NoC) and power management technologies and services, today announced that Starblaze Technology has completed a new solid state drive (SSD) controller chip using SonicsGN to integrate more than 60 cores. Starblaze was founded in January, 2015 and offers world-class chip design capabilities from its research and development centers in Beijing, Shanghai, and Chengdu, China. The company selected SonicsGN as the NoC for this enterprise SSD controller chip design due to its advanced performance features, intuitive development environment, and support for standard EDA design flows. Starblaze completed tape out of this SSD controller chip in April, 2016 and is targeting it for volume production in TSMC’s 28HPC process technology later this year.

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Sonics Develops Industry’s First Energy Processing Unit Based on the ICE-Grain Power Architecture

“Energy Processing for Power-Sensitive SoCs”

Seminar Series Highlights Real-World Power Savings Using New ICE-G1 EPU

Milpitas, Calif. – May 2, 2016  Sonics, Inc., the world’s foremost supplier of on-chip network (NoC) technologies and services, today announced that it has developed the IP industry’s first Energy Processing Unit (EPU) based on the company’s ICE-Grain (Instant Control of Energy) Power Architecture originally introduced in 2015. Sonics’ ICE-G1 product is a complete EPU enabling rapid design of system-on-chip (SoC) power architecture and implementation and verification of the resulting power management subsystem. Sonics also announced the “Energy Processing for Power-Sensitive SoCs” seminar series which highlights power savings results from real-world customer use cases.

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Sonics signs first customer for ICE-Grain Power Architecture and closes 2015 with five new SonicsGN NoC licenses

Milpitas, Calif. – January 12, 2016  Sonics, Inc., the world’s foremost supplier of on-chip network (NoC) technologies and services, today announced that it has signed an agreement with the first customer for the company’s ICE-Grain Power Architecture that was introduced in May 2015. The customer, a global player in the consumer electronics and semiconductor industries, will incorporate Sonics’ hardware-based power management and control technology into a high-volume mobile application. In the fourth quarter of 2015, Sonics also added five new licensees of SonicsGN for use by customers integrating heterogeneous IP on systems-on-chip (SoC).

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Sonics Adds Three New NoC Licensees in China

Milpitas, Calif. – December 8, 2015  Sonics, Inc., the world’s foremost supplier of on-chip network (NoC) technologies and services, today announced that it has signed three new licensees of SonicsGN, the company’s flagship interconnect product, in China. The new customers include: ZTE–one of the country’s largest mobile technology companies; Artosyn, a provider of subsystems for drones (see related press release ARTOSYN LICENSES SonicsGN ON-CHIP NETWORK TO INTEGRATE DRONE SoC); and, a leading fabless provider of enterprise solid-state storage (SSD) chips.

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Artosyn Licenses SonicsGN On-Chip Network to Integrate Drone SoC

Milpitas, Calif. – December 8, 2015  Sonics, Inc., the world’s foremost supplier of on-chip network (NoC) technologies and services, today announced that Artosyn Microelectronics (Shanghai, China) has licensed SonicsGN, the company’s flagship NoC product. Artosyn is using SonicsGN as the IP integration technology for a new system-on-chip (SoC) design that combines several drone functions, which were previously separate chips, into a single device.

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Sonics Upgrades SoC Development Environment and Flagship NoC to Improve Chip Architecture Optimization and SoC Resiliency

Static Performance Analysis Speeds Network and SoC Configuration; Timeout Error Detection Accelerates System Bring Up

Milpitas, Calif. – November 17, 2015  Sonics, Inc., the world’s foremost supplier of on-chip network (NoC) technologies and services, today introduced new versions of its SonicsStudio system-on-chip (SoC) development environment and SonicsGN NoC. Sonics has enhanced the Director graphical user interface in SonicsStudio release 8.1 to be more responsive with larger SoC designs and to deliver fast, static performance analysis that aids designers in optimizing their SoC architecture to satisfy their application requirements across the full range of system use cases. SonicsGN release 3.1 includes new timeout error detection capability that identifies IP cores that fail to accept or complete their required transactions. Such error conditions typically result from either software defects in IP core programming or transient hardware failures. In addition, Sonics has improved its legacy interface support for ARM AMBA-based SoC designs.

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Sonics Supports ARM P-Channel Interface to Extend Commitment to AMBA Ecosystem

Greg Ehmann to Present on SoC Power Management at ARM TechCon

Milpitas, Calif. – November 10, 2015  Sonics, Inc., the world’s leading supplier of on-chip network (NoC) technologies and services, today announced that it is extending its support for the ARM, AMBA ecosystem by implementing the P-Channel interface in the Sonics ICE-Grain Power Architecture. The strength of the AMBA ecosystem is that it enables companies like Sonics to offer interoperable, value-added technologies for the benefit of customers through open access to interface specifications.

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