Physical IP supports
Grace process technologies
Grace Semiconductor and ARM have concluded their first licensing agreement, which enables ARM to develop a suite of its Artisan physical IP to support Grace's 0.18 and 0.13um process technologies
This agreement expands Grace's domestic and global foundry strategy by having access to the thousands of ARM physical IP users worldwide. 'ARM products are the leading physical IP solutions for SoC design', said Dr Arthur Kuo, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Grace semiconductor manufacturing Company.
'Our partnership with ARM will help us expand our global presence and provide customers with silicon-proven, high-quality products, which can help shorten design time, minimize risk and accelerate time to market'.
The licensed ARM physical IP products include its Artisan SRAM, ROM and register-file memory generators as well as its Sage-X standard cell library and the general-purpose I/O library that support Grace's 0.18 and 0.13um processes.
This IP conforms to the Artisan design standards and includes ARM's extensive set of views and models in support of industry leading EDA tools.
Additionally, the agreement enables ARM to distribute its Grace technology-based physical IP on a worldwide basis under its Access Library Programme, to licensed design teams at no charge.
'ARM's partnership with Grace is an important addition to our continued commitment and support for our Partners in China', said Jun Tan, President of ARM China Operations.
'This agreement expands the proliferation of the ARM and Grace technologies and helps enable our mutual customers' design to silicon success'.
Front-end views of the ARM memory generators, Sage-X standard cell library and general-purpose I/Os for Grace's 0.18um process are immediately available for licensed designers to download via the ARM website at no charge.
Complete views of these products are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2006.
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