Livingston, SCOTLAND and San ose, USA - 9 September 2002
LDIC to use VCX Market Channel for IP Latest IP Vendor to use VCX TradeFloor & TransactionWare
LDIC (LSI Design and Integration Corp.) today
announced its intention to register its entire portfolio of 150 semiconductor
IP blocks on the Virtual Component Exchange (VCX). The VCX is a provider of
exchange software and services for the semiconductor IP industry, as well as
the central Internet registry of IP blocks.
LDIC will use the VCX TradeFloor to market its
Analog (Mixed Signal), Interface, Microprocessor and Communications IP. LDIC
will also license VCX TransactionWare supply chain software solution to
manage and expedite IP license deals.
VCX tools will enable LDIC to easily upload and
maintain their IP data and meta-data in an industry-standard format, in one
central location, and have this data fed out to a growing number of VCX Gateway
locations: currently Chartered Semiconductor, EEDesign.com, Sonics SOCWorks,
TSMC, OCP-IP and e-insite.net.
The TransactionWare license also enables LDIC to
use VCX TradeFloor tools for lead-handling, NDA drafting and data disclosure.
"VCX is pleased to welcome LDIC to the growing
ranks of VCX IP Sellers. The addition of LDIC IP will provide even more choice
to the established VCX TradeFloor Buyer community and to the wider design community,
through the VCX Gateway." said Andy Travers, VCX's CEO. "We are confident
that LDIC will achieve wider market reach, and increased efficiency through
the use of the VCX solution."
In the past six years LDIC has established a vast
library of silicon-proven IP through the completion of many SoC designs for
world class OEMs in areas such as HDD, PHY, MAC, level 2 switches and networking
communications; many of which have gone into mass production and shipped under
LDIC's logo. The company has recently adopted an IP licensing model for products
targetted at mass storage, networking communications and HDD.
"The growing market channel offered through
the VCX provides an ideal and efficient way of maintaining and distributing
our product data to SoC designers globally. The online data request software
will also enable us to improve the efficiency of our presales activities."
said Mehdi Bathaee, CEO/CTO of LDIC. "The decision to license LDIC IPs
grew out of our experience using other third party IP. Unlike much IP available,
all of LDIC's IP blocks are proven on silicon, taking the guess work out of
design. Our IP-Free-ASIC business model will enable companies to obtain
free LDIC IP blocks if LDIC wins the design for their ASIC."
The Virtual Component Exchange is a unique Business-to-Business (B2B) software
and E-commerce company focused on producing Internet tools for trading Intellectual
Property. It has already delivered the world's only regulated online exchange
for trading Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP): the VCX TradeFloor. Powered
by VCX TransactionWare, the TradeFloor tools link the Engineering, Procurement
and Legal functions of both Buyers and Sellers with a common toolset and language.
Alignment of data evaluation, access and contracting protocols between Buyers
and Sellers, using industry standards, dramatically accelerates the speed of
SIP transactions, fulfilling the common business imperative of getting more
products to market in shorter time cycles. Distributed Internet access to the
VCX TradeFloor is provided through the VCX Gateway - distributing VC data and
transaction agents to the web-based market, extending the reach and value for
Buyers and Sellers alike. To find out more about the VCX TradeFloor, or to access
the VCX market channel, visit the web site at http://www.thevcx.com.
LDIC is the technology leader in providing
low power, high-performance IP and Integrated circuits for communications, NAS
and data storage. LDIC provides IP solutions for communications, NAS and data
storage, which includes physical layer transceivers (PHY), SerDes, Media Access
Controller "MAC", Ethernet Networking, level 2 switch, Serial ATA,
Analog mega-cells, Microprocessors, Peripherals/Specialty IO, ATA-6 controllers,
Error Correction, Spindle/VCM Controllers/Drivers, Pre-Amp, PRML, R/W Channel,
Servo Interface and Firmware products to provide our customers with total system
solutions for communications, NAS and data storage.
LDIC is headquartered at 2081 Forest Ave. San Jose, California.,
95128, with offices in Europe and Asia. Phone 408-283-8540, fax
408-283-8544. To access LDIC website visit,http://www.ldic.com.
Contact: Max Bathaee