BANGALORE, India—In an unusual win for an Indian tech company, ARM Holdings plc is using phase-locked loop (PLL) solutions from Indian IP vendor Cosmic Circuits Ptd. Ltd., according to Cosmic Circuits.
Cosmic Circuits, a provider of analog and mixed signal IP cores that was founded by a former Texas Instruments India engineer, is one of the few tech companies from India to find its solutions being used by major global firms.
“We selected Cosmic Circuits' PLL for our test chip evaluation because of its wide selection of PLLs for a broad range of technology nodes," said Dipesh Patel, vice president of technology for ARM.. "Their extensive portfolio and investment in validation facilities ensures accurate silicon results. In addition, the flexibility, customer support and availability of IP across multiple foundries make Cosmic Circuits a valuable partner for ARM as we continue to develop leading intellectual property in multiple technology nodes."
Sundararajan Krishnan, director of intellectual property at Cosmic Circuits, said the company expects to see significant adoption of its clocking solutions with customers "given the range of applications and process nodes that our solutions cover."
Cosmic Circuits has been claiming increasing traction in the last several months. The company made waves early this year when it elected Lip-Bu Tan, a successful venture capitalist and president and CEO of EDA vendor Cadence Design Systems Inc., to its board of directors, an unusual step for an Indian tech firm.
I've been used this company's IPs for sometime now and loving it. They are ex-TI guys and have good background on analog design unlike many other Indian design houses. But their sales support has a lot more room for improvement.
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