AUSTIN, Texas Intrinsity Inc. said Monday (Oct. 2) that it will work with Agere Systems to incorporate Intrinsity's form of mixed dynamic and static logic, called Fast14, in macrocells used in Agere's semiconductor products. The agreement with Agere includes memory circuits and design services.
Over the past decade, Intrinsity, based here, has developed domino circuit technology, along with the supporting EDA tools and libraries, which deliver higher performance than traditional CMOS logic, while remaining compatible with a foundry process, according to the company.
An earlier design services agreement with AMCC, announced last March, is continuing and aims to boost performance of the Power (formerly PowerPC) 400-series processors, which AMCC purchased from IBM in 2004.
Intrinsity completed a design services deal with graphics processor company ATI (recently acquired by Advanced Micro Devices) which used the Fast14 technology.