SAN FRANCISCO Intellectual property (IP) plug-and-play standards organization Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP) Tuesday (May 24) announced the addition of two new Chinese organizations to its membership roster.
The newest OCP-IP members are the China Software and Integrated Circuit Promotion (CSIP) Center and the Shanghai Silicon Intellectual Property Exchange (SSIPEX).
OCP-IP also announced the launch of a simplified Chinese language Web site, which was created with the help of SSIPEX. The new Web site is part of a push by OCP-IP to make the organization's materials available to members in their native language. OCP-IP announced the launch of a Korean language Web site on May 3.
In two separate statements issued Tuesday, OCP-IP President Ian Mackintosh hailed the joining of both CSIP and SSIPEX and touted the "tremendous support" for the organization in Asia.
"Local language accessibility drives the globalization of the OCP standard so that both members and visitors can do their jobs efficiently and effectively," Mackintosh said.
CSIP is a public service organization supported by the Chinese government to assist enterprises in solving common problems to accelerate the formation of the software and IC industry chain in China. SSIPEX, formed in 2003, has a mission of bringing together buyers and sellers of silicon IP to help companies maximize their return on R&D investment and deliver IC products to market.
OCP-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.