PARIS Design & Reuse SA (D&R) announced it has agreed to improve visibility of TSMC ported IPs by maintaining a comprehensive TSMC IP database on its web portal.
Since its creation in 1997, D&R (Grenoble, France) has become a global collaboration network for sharing system-on-chip design resources and continues to develop initiatives to build foundations for a connected IP world.
Commenting on D&R's agreement with TSMC, Philippe Coeurdevey, D&R web manager, said the initiative is aligned with the company's mission to forward valuable technical claims to the designer community.
ST Juang, senior director of Design Infrastructure Marketing Division at TSMC, added:"Designers can use Design and Reuse’s IP portal as a resource to find accurate IP listings, enabling quick and easy design decisions."
In December 2007, D&R announced that EDA Express, in Japan, Shanghai Silicon Intellectual Property Exchange (SSIPEX) and Korea Semiconductor Intellectual Property EXchange (KIPEX) had joined D&R world community by establishing an access to D&R IP data base from their websites.
"We have just resigned with Korea, and the other agreements are still continuing," stated Gabriele Saucier, CEO of D&R, to EE Times Europe. "The web portal is going very well."
Design and Reuse currently lists 7,000 IPs where 37,000 registered users find accurate IP information. D&R noted that there were about 1000 IPs from 100 providers in 2000 and 6558 IPs from 400 providers in 2007.
For the year 2008, D&R said it has posted a 50-percent annual revenue growth. "We are not the needy people in the current crisis," commented Saucier.
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