ASTC Partners and Affiliations

Accellera

Accellera Systems Initiative is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to create, support, promote and advance system-level design, modeling and verification standards for use by the worldwide electronics industry. The organization accelerates standards development, and as part of its ongoing partnership with the IEEE, its standards are contributed to the IEEE Standards Association for formal standardization and ongoing change control.

ARM

ARM

ARM Holdings is the world's leading semiconductor intellectual property (IP) supplier and as such is at the heart of the development of digital electronic products. Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, and employing over 2,000 people, ARM has offices around the world, including design centers in Taiwan, France, India, Sweden, and the US.

 

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CEVA

CEVA is the world's leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) DSP cores and platform solutions for the mobile handset, portable and consumer electronics markets. CEVA's IP portfolio includes comprehensive technologies for cellular baseband (2G / 3G / 4G), multimedia (HD video, Image Signal Processing (ISP) and HD audio), voice over packet (VoP), Bluetooth, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA). In 2011, CEVA's IP was shipped in over 1 billion devices and powers handsets from every top handset OEM, including Nokia, Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony, Huawei and ZTE. Today, more than 40% of handsets shipped worldwide are powered by a CEVA DSP core. 

Cognivue

CogniVue specializes in embedded vision processing, delivering revolutionary vision processing IP and software for performance-hungry and power-sensitive embedded vision applications. Recently, CogniVue introduced the Image Cognition Processor (ICP) architecture as a solution for a new generation of embedded vision applications and has already secured significant IP licensees. The ICP architecture is a new processor architecture designed to significantly accelerate vision processing in deeply embedded systems. CogniVue achieves a >100X advantage in vision processing performance per power vs other alternative processing architectures.

Freescale

Freescale is the global leader in embedded processing solutions, advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors and microcontrollers to sensors, analog ICs and connectivity – our technologies are the foundation to the innovations that make our world greener, safer, healthier and more connected. 

 

OCP-IP

OCP-IP is dedicated to proliferating a common standard for intellectual property (IP) core interfaces, or sockets, that facilitate "plug and play" System-on-Chip (SoC) design. Making complex SoC design more efficient for the widest audience, the industry strongly supports the Open Core Protocol as the universal complete socket standard, regardless of on chip architecture or which processor cores are featured.

 

Renesas

Renesas Electronics Corporation, the world's number one supplier of microcontrollers, is a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions and a broad range of analog and power devices. Business operations began as Renesas Electronics in April 2010 through the integration of NEC Electronics Corporation and Renesas Technology Corp., with operations spanning research, development, design and manufacturing for a wide range of applications. Headquartered in Japan, Renesas Electronics has subsidiaries in 20 countries worldwide. More information can be found at www.renesas.com

 

Ryoden Trading Company, Limited

 

ASTC and VLAB Works have completed a distributor agreement with Ryoden Trading Company, Limited, to strengthen the sales and technical support organization in Japan. Ryoden Trading Company, in line with their corporate statement “Looking for the New-next,” aims to continue to provide customers with the very best in cutting-edge solutions, as a top-class specialized-technology trading company incorporating innovative technology, expertise and information, with excellent coordination and global support systems. 

Tanner EDA

Tanner EDA provides a complete line of software solutions that catalyze innovation for the design, layout and verification of analog and mixed-signal (A/MS) integrated circuits (ICs). Customers are creating breakthrough applications in areas such as power management, displays and imaging, automotive, consumer electronics, life sciences, and RF devices.

Tensilica

Tensilica, Inc. is the leader in dataplane processor IP cores (DPUs). DPUs combine the best capabilities of DSPs and CPUs while delivering 10 to 100x the performance because they can be optimized using Tensilica's automated design tools to meet specific and demanding signal processing performance targets. Tensilica's DPUs power SOC designs at system OEMs and seven out of the top 10 semiconductor companies for designs in mobile wireless, telecom and network infrastructure, computing and storage, and home and auto entertainment.