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IPextreme® Announces Partnership with Toppan Printing to Provide Easy Access to Freescale and National Semiconductor Microprocessor IP Cores

ColdFire® 32-bit, CR16® 16-bit and HCS08® 8-bit Synthesizable Microprocessors for Toppan’s Customers

Campbell, Calif., – September 15, 2009 – IPextreme®, the company bringing famous IP (intellectual property) to system-on-chip designers worldwide, today announced the immediate availability of Freescale’s 32-bit V1 ColdFire, National Semiconductor’s 16-bit CR16 and Freescale’s 8-bit HCS08  synthesizable microprocessor IP cores to Toppan’s design service customers. 

The partnership between Toppan and IPextreme provides designers with 3 industry standard, production proven synthesizable microprocessors for embedded systems of all types and to utilize them with the confidence that Toppan has experience with the microprocessors and has proven them through their design flow.  This program reduces cost and risk for Toppan’s customers.

“Our ability to provide production proven microprocessor cores with complete hardware and software development ecosystems is very important to our customers” said Akira Aso, President of Toppan Technical Design Center Co., Ltd.  “IPextreme’s microprocessors from Freescale Semiconductor and National Semiconductor enables us to satisfy this need with a full range of 8, 16 and 32-bit synthesizable microprocessor cores, each proven in hundreds of millions of production devices and easily integrated into our customer’s designs.”

“We are excited and honored to partner with Toppan, one of Japan’s largest and most respected semiconductor design service companies”, said Warren Savage, President and CEO of IPextreme.  “Enabling innovation, lowering cost and reducing risk have been primary goals of IPextreme since it was founded 5 years ago.  This program will help accomplish all three goals as well as establish IPextreme as a major IP provider to the Japanese semiconductor community”.

About Toppan Printing
Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., one of the largest printing companies in the world was established in Japan in 1900.  The seed of printing and pre-press technology has branched out into a variety of areas of business including: securities and smart cards, commercial printing, publications printing, packaging, industrial materials, electronics, and e-business.  The Electronics Division of Toppan Printing manufactures electronic components by using photofabrication technology, which has been developed in plate making technology.  Toppan products are used in semiconductor devices such as photomasks, leadframes  and substrates for BGAs.  Toppan also supplies, color filters for LCD display devices.  TOPPAN has provided LSI design services for over 30 years and also provides turnkey design services with foundry partnerships throughout the world.

About Toppan Technical Design Center
Toppan Technical Design Center is a subsidiary of Toppan Printing, specializing in LSI design.  LSI design, LSI consignment manufacturing and LSI prototype services are provided.

About IPextreme Inc.
IPextreme licenses famous semiconductor IP (intellectual property) and methodologies developed by large semiconductor companies to chip designers worldwide. These production-proven IP products serve both broad horizontal markets and specific verticals such as consumer and automotive, and are provided in a process-independent and EDA-neutral format for easy use by the widest range of customers. With a decade of experience in developing, packaging, licensing and supporting IP, IPextreme offers a complete business solution that allows semiconductor companies to strategically leverage their internal IP portfolio and expand overall revenue. The company has offices in Campbell, California; Munich, Germany; and Tokyo, Japan with representatives in China, India, Israel, Korea and Taiwan. For additional information, please visit www.ip-extreme.com.

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