Fort Collins, CO--April 28, 1997--Symbios Logic (Fort Collins, CO) announced its membership in the Virtual Socket Interface (VSI) Alliance.
As a VSI Alliance member, Symbios Logic will actively participate in the definition, development, refinement, testing, and industry-wide adoption of open intellectual property (IP) standards.
Along with companies representing all segments of the system-chip industry, including semiconductor vendors, systems companies, independent IP providers and electronic design automation (EDA) vendors, Symbios Logic will offer the Alliance its expertise to assist in establishing the technical standards that will enable the mix and match of IP blocks from multiple sources. The IP standardization will accelerate and increase system-chip industry growth, while speeding system-chip design cycles, and lowering IP productization and support investments.
Symbios Logic supports the vision of the VSI Alliance to create intra- and inter-company worldwide IP networks (WIN) that will facilitate the exchange of IP, which will be designed to common interface and productization standards. In standardized "virtual component" forms, IP will be rapidly mixed and matched into system chips. Interface standards will allow virtual components to fit quickly into "virtual sockets," at both the functional and physical levels. Also, standards for IP design data will be based on open formats supported by all EDA vendors, so IP providers will need to productize and maintain one set of IP deliverables, rather than the many sets of IP deliverables required today to support unique customer design flows.
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