LONDON VeriSilicon Holdings Co. Ltd. (Shanghai, China), which describes itself as an ASIC design foundry and semiconductor IP provider, has made a deal with IBM Corp. to offer PowerPC 405 and 440 microprocessors to its customers.
The deal enables silicon manufacturers interested in IBM's processor offerings to work with VeriSilicon for system-chip IP, processor software, silicon design services, and manufacturing needs.
VeriSilicon also provides application-specific SoC platforms in such areas as portable multimedia and voice, addressing hardware and software.
"VeriSilicon's proven track record and ability to provide platform solutions around the Power Architecture will enable customers to get to market quicker with best-in-class silicon products." said Richard Busch, director of ASIC products, PowerPC Licensing and Cores for IBM Global Engineering Solutions, in a statement issued by VeriSilicon.
"While VeriSilicon already offers a number of processors, such as ZSP and ARM, our relationship with IBM represents our commitment to work with technology-leaders to provide customers the right solution for their application," said Wayne Dai, president and CEO of VeriSilicon, in the same statement.
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