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hynix Semiconductor Forms System-On-a-Chip Alliance for Foundry Customers

By May 16, 2001 December 7th, 2020 No Comments
– hynix announced the system-on-a-chip (SOC) alliance of leading intellectual property (IP), library and design service partners to facilitate and accelerate SOC development by application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) and customer-owned tooling (COT) customers.

SEOUL, South Korea, May 15, 2001

hynix Semiconductor Inc. (formerly Hyundai Electronics Industries Co. Ltd.), an industry leader in high-quality semiconductors, today announced the system-on-a-chip (SOC) alliance of leading intellectual property (IP), library and design service partners to facilitate and accelerate SOC development by application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) and customer-owned tooling (COT) customers.

SOC alliance partners 3DSP, e-MDT, FTD, LEDA Systems, picoTurbo, VeraTest, and Wipro will offer hynix customers special input/output (I/O), mixed-signal, micro processor unit/micro controller unit (MPU/MCU), digital signal processing (DSP), bus interface, peripheral and consumer cores and design services. These offerings will complement the hynix portfolio that includes IP licensed from ARM, DSP Group, inSilicon, WDC, Artisan, and Mentor Graphics, as well as library cells, analog Ips, and embedded memory blocks developed in-house. hynix will assist customers in making all IP requirement decisions quickly and easily by providing IP lists classified by verification level (product proven, silicon proven) and by making partner introductions for additional resources and expertise. In addition, partners will have free fabrication access for IP verification, as well as opportunities to conduct joint promotional activities with hynix. Easy access to more silicon- and product-verified IPs will allow hynix customers to develop better SOC designs more quickly. Additional companies will be invited to join the alliance to better meet changing customer demands and industry trends. “With competitive pricing, hynix achieved 300 percent foundry revenue growth from 1999 to 2000,” said Channy Lee, executive director and general manager of Semiconductor Manufacturing Service Business Unit (SMS BU) responsible for foundry, ASIC and COT services. “We expect revenue growth to continue this year. The SOC Alliance program will serve as a catalyst to provide more business opportunities for our customers, partners and hynix. We look forward to building our partner relationships and increasing the total number of customer designs using this path to silicon.” About hynix Semiconductor Inc. hynix Semiconductor Inc., with its principal place of business in Ichon, Korea, is an industry leader in the development, sales, marketing and distribution of high-quality semiconductors including DRAM, SRAM, Flash memory and System IC products. It is the world’s largest DRAM supplier with twelve semiconductor manufacturing facilities worldwide. In addition, hynix is aggressively expanding its System IC business. hynix plans to derive 25% of it’s revenue from System IC products in 2003 by focusing on foundary services and standard products including LCD Display ICs, MCUs and Image Sensor ICs. More information on hynix Semiconductor Inc. and its products is available from the company’s web site at

About 3DSP

3DSP is a leader in implementing advanced digital signal processing solutions in silicon for embedded systems. The company offers the industry’s only fully configurable DSP architecture, backed by a robust environment and application-based intellectual property to speed complex system-on-a-chip (SoC) implementations to silicon with first time success. 3DSP’s capabilities are used by Internet, broadband, wireless and multimedia designers to implement next generation products. For more information on the company and its products, visit or contact 3DSP headquarters at 16271 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92618 (phone: (949)435-0600; fax: (949)435-0700). About e-MDT e-MDT specializes in the design of sub-micron, ASIC and ASSP integrated circuits along with intellectual property (IP) necessary to design the new innovative products for the emerging markets. While e-MDT typically provides the traditional, back-end design services, (Netlist into ASIC) we also provide full turn-key, front-end design services, (Architecture to ASIC). e-MDT’s strength lies in the experience of our engineering team and in the alliances we have formed with our foundry partners and tool suppliers. e-MDT with innovative ASIC designs coupled with the foundry services provided by our foundry partners is committed to delivering you the most cost-effective ASIC design solutions in the shortest period of time. More information on e-MDT is available at

About FTD

Operating from its headquarters in Singapore, Future Techno Designs Pte Ltd (FTD) is a leading design solution and IP provider in the Asia-Pacific region. The company provides design flow solutions (IC/PCB design and Software Modeling), customer support, design, training and consultancy services and IP licensing. FTD has representative offices in Malaysia and Philippines as well as an associate office in India with four other marketing offices. More information on FTD is available at

About LEDA Systems

LEDA Systems, Inc. is a privately held company specializing in design, development, marketing and sales of analog intellectual property (IP) blocks, special I/Os and RF CMOS circuits. Company’s product is distributed directly to semiconductor manufacturers, ASIC and COT design houses, foundries and captive fabs, as well as other companies who use analog IP, special I/Os and RF IP. Strategic alliances formed with customers and partners enable LEDA Systems to develop and qualify products in a timely manner, gaining time-to-market and enhancing the offered product portfolio. More information on LEDA Systems is available at

About picoTurbo

picoTurbo is a leading CPU alternative for 16/32-bit RISC microprocessor cores in the mobile, wireless and embedded markets. With synthesizable high-performance cores and Turn-key IP solutions, picoTurbo offers design flexibility, lower development costs and maximum manufacturing freedom for semiconductor manufacturers, fabless companies, ASIC vendors and system OEMs. picoTurbo’s innovations reduce time-to-market and increase performance by enhancing microprocessor capabilities and enabling new applications, while leveraging industry standard legacy software. picoTurbo is based in Silicon Valley (U.S.), with a Taiwan design center and worldwide distributors. For more information, visit or call (408) 586-8801. picoTurbo, picoTurbo logo and Turn-key IP are trademarks of picoTurbo, Inc. About VeraTest VeraTest, Inc. is a technology oriented company which is dedicated to Design-for-Test (DFT) technologies to electronics industries in order to improve the product quality of system IC and full-custom IC designs by developing a set of world-class DFT solutions, which can be further customized to user-specific design and test environment. Another important mission of VeraTest is to provide high quality consulting services in the area of structured design-for-test and test verification of system LSI designs. The engineering staffs in VeraTest have been exposed to wide variety of test design and verification area, which total over 30 years’ of combined test design experience. VeraTest guarantees the highest levels of engineering services and responsibilities for our customers with the Pride in Excellence. For more information on VeraTest, please visit our web site or send us an email to or call +82-2-522-9097 (Korea office), +82-2-522-9020 (fax).” About Wipro Wipro Technologies is a part of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT), and is a leading global provider of high end IT solutions. The IT solutions provided include application development services to corporate enterprises and hardware and software design services to technology companies. Our top clients include Lucent, NCR, Nortel, Transco, Thomas Cook and Compaq. Wipro Technologies was the first IT services provider in the world to be awarded the SEI-CMM Level 5 quality certification, a standard widely accepted in the software industry to measure the maturity and effectiveness of software processes. For further information, visit

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