Global Unichip Corp. (GUC) Licenses Arteris FlexNoC Fabric IP for 16nm System-on-Chip (SoC) IP Verification Platform

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Campbell, April 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CAMPBELL, California - April 10, 2014 - Arteris Inc., the inventor and leading supplier of silicon-proven commercial network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect IP solutions, today announced that GUC has licensed Arteris FlexNoC fabric IP for use in its 16nm system-on-chip (SoC) IP verification platform.

The world's leading SoC developers use FlexNoC interconnect fabric IP as the on-chip communication backbone for their products, connecting the tens or hundreds of IP blocks present on a modern system-on-chip. The top three Chinese semiconductor companies by revenue - HiSilicon Technologies, Spreadtrum Communications, and RDA Microelectronics - use Arteris FlexNoC IP in their most important SoCs. Other publicly announced customers in Greater China include Allwinner Technology, Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics, Actions Semiconductor , and Socle Technology. According to IHS iSuppli data, the majority of Chinese semiconductor companies in terms of revenue license Arteris FlexNoC IP.

"Our evaluation of Arteris FlexNoC was extremely quick, and received very positive results in routing and timing closure," said Ching-Che Liang, Senior Vice President of R&D at GUC. "We know that Arteris FlexNoC is the fastest way to implement a SoC design platform and to create derivative SoCs from it. Using FlexNoC creates unique time and cost advantages for us and our customers."

"We are honored that GUC has chosen Arteris FlexNoC as a critical enabler to its 16FF+ system-on-chip (SoC) IP verification platform project," said K. Charles Janac, President and CEO of Arteris. "Arteris is the best and safest option for companies creating derivative SoC designs based on a SoC reference design platform."

About GUC

GLOBAL UNICHIP CORP. (GUC) is the Flexible ASIC LeaderTM who provides the semiconductor industry with leading IC implementation and SoC manufacturing services. Based in Hsin-chu Taiwan, GUC has developed a global reputation with a presence in China, Europe, Japan, Korea, and North America. GUC is publicly traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the symbol 3443. For more information, visit www.guc-asic.com.

About Arteris

Arteris, Inc. provides Network-on-Chip interconnect IP and tools to accelerate System-on-Chip semiconductor (SoC) assembly for a wide range of applications. Rapid semiconductor designer adoption by customers such as Samsung, Altera, and Texas Instruments has resulted in Arteris being the only semiconductor IP company to be ranked in the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists in 2012 and 2013. Customer results obtained by using the Arteris product line include lower power, higher performance, more efficient design reuse and faster SoC development, leading to lower development and production costs. More information can be found at www.arteris.com.

Arteris, FlexNoC and the Arteris logo are trademarks of Arteris. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.

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Kurt Shuler							
Arteris, Inc.							
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