SAN FRANCISCO—IC design foundry and custom silicon provider VeriSilicon Holdings Co. Ltd. has licensed a wide range of intellectual property from ARM Holdings plc, including Cortex processor and Mali graphics processing unit (GPU) cores and Artisan physical IP, ARM said Monday (Nov. 28).
The agreement includes VeriSilicon licenses for the Cortex-A9 MPCore (with Artisan processor optimization packs), Cortex-A8 and Cortex-A5 processors and ARM Mali-400 MP GPU, ARM said. Cortex-R4, Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M3 processors for use in embedded applications have also been licensed, the company said.
VeriSilicon (Santa Clara, Calif.) will use the ARM cores and IP for its platform-based system-on-chip (SoC) design and turn-key services for devices targeting key markets such as mobile computing, smart-TVs, cloud computing and others, ARM (Cambridge, U.K.) said.
"This agreement provides VeriSilicon’s customers with access to a rich portfolio of ARM IP," said Wayne Dai, VeriSilicon's president and CEO, in a statement.
"Our SoC platforms and world class design capabilities allow us to unleash the performance potential and energy-efficiency of the ARM processors we have licensed. This provides differentiated custom silicon solutions for a range of consumer markets."