MANHASSET, N.Y. Extending a long-term standard cell technology licensing agreement, Virage Logic announced that Japan-based Yamaha Corp. has strengthened its relationship by licensing components of Virage Logic's IPrima platform including embedded memories and standard cells.
Yamaha, a global leader in several businesses including musical instruments and consumer audio, will employ Virage Logic's Area, Speed and Power (ASAP) Memory, High-Density (HD) and Ultra-Low-Power (ULP) memories and ASAP Logic Ultra-High-Density (UHD) standard cell libraries for its next-generation sound chip for multimedia phones.
The IPrima platforms from Virage Logic (Fremont, Calif.) deliver integrated and technologically optimized semiconductor IP targeted for specific technology nodes, foundry processes and target applications. Each IPrima platform comprises some combination of ASAP memories and/or Self-Test and Repair (STAR) memories, and ASAP Logic standard cell libraries and/or Base I/O Libraries.
"We are confident that the IPrima platform components that Yamaha has selected will provide them with the significant power and area savings they need to extend their leadership with their next-generation Mobile Platform product line," said Jim Ensell, vice president of marketing and business development at Virage Logic, in a statement.