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IPextreme and Globetech Solutions Announce Availability of Industry’s First Complete IEEE 1149.7 cJTAG IP Solution

Complete SIP + VIP solution ensures easy 1149.7 cJTAG integration into any SoC design

Campbell, CA – February 10, 2010 – IPextreme® Inc., the company bringing famous IP (intellectual property) to system-on-chip (SoC) designers worldwide and Globetech Solutions, a leader in verification automation solutions for the SoC design-for-test and debug ecosystem, today announced the availability of the electronics industry’s first complete IEEE 1149.7 cJTAG IP solution. The IEEE 1149.7 cJTAG standard uses fewer pins and maintains backward compatibility with IEEE 1149.1-based hardware and software. The solution, comprising IPextreme’s cJTAG silicon IP (SIP) and Globetech’s cJTAG verification IP (VIP) products, will help system designers quickly and easily take advantage of the many performance and cost saving features of the 1149.7 standard.

“Texas Instruments, a major contributor to the IEEE 1149.7 specification, has been working with both IPextreme and Globetech to ensure that both the SIP and VIP comply with the IEEE 1149.7 standard and that the combined solution works well in real world SoC design activities” said Stephen Lau, emulation technology product manager, Texas Instuments (TI). “TI is committed to the success of cJTAG and having this complete IP solution available will accelerate its adoption.”

Although the IEEE 1149.7 specification was ratified in December of 2009 by the IEEE 1149.7 working group, IPextreme and Globetech have been working together for over a year to ensure interoperability of their respective SIP and VIP products.

“Ease of integration and having a complete solution is critical to the success of any semiconductor IP core.” said Rick Tomihiro, VP of Marketing, IPextreme. “Our close working relationship with Globetech, a leader in design verification and test solutions, will ensure that our customers will have interoperable world class VIP available for integration of our cJTAG SIP into their SoC.”

“IPextreme is leading the market with their cJTAG SIP core”, said Iraklis Diamantidis, Director for Verification IP, Globetech Solutions. “By matching their semiconductor IP with Globetech’s powerful verification suite and compliance management system, we are bringing a very high-quality cJTAG IP offering to market, backed by expert support for the IEEE 1149.7 specification”.

About IPextreme Inc.
IPextreme packages, delivers and supports famous IP (intellectual property) designed by large semiconductor companies and used by system-on-chip (SoC) 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.

About Globetech Solutions
Globetech Solutions provides verification intellectual property products and electronic design automation flows. Globetech’s Verification for Test (VFT™) product suite includes verification automation capabilities for test and debug standards like IEEE 1149.1, 1149.7, 1500 and 1450. For nearly ten years, Globetech has addressed key challenges in electronic system level design from specification to volume production. Customers, including some of the world's largest IDMs, design IP suppliers and systems manufacturers, use Globetech's products and services to increase quality, control predictability, and improve productivity. For further information, please visit www.globetechsolutions.com.

About IEEE 1149.7
The IEEE 1149.7 standard was ratified by the IEEE in December 2009.

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