SAN FRANCISCO Korea's System Integration and IP Authoring Center (Sipac) has joined the intellectual property (IP) plug-and-play standards organization Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP).
OCP-IP also announced the launch of a Korean Web site to allow Korean visitors to access the organization's information and materials in their native language. OCP-IP said Sipac played a role in the creation of materials for the new Web site.
In a statement released by OCP-IP, Ian Mackintosh, the organization's president, said interest in Open Core Protocol (OCP) in Asia is extremely high. Mackintosh pointed to the recent additions of Toshiba, NEC, Kawasaki, Zuken and Realtek to OCP-IP as evidence, adding that the Korean Web site is part of OCP-IP's recognition of the need to deliver OCP information to members in their native language. "Local language accessibility drives the globalization of the OCP standard so that both members and visitors can do their jobs efficiently and effectively," he said.
Sipac was established in 2001 with the help of the Korean Intellectual Property Office. Its stated mission is to build infrastructure for the creation, assessment and internet-based trading of IP, as well as provide legal and technical means for the protection of IP.
(Portland, Ore.), which has more than 100 member companies throughout the world, oversees the standard for intellectual property core interfaces, or sockets, used to provide plug-and-play capabilities in cores.