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IPextreme® Announces Atrenta® as First EDA Company to Join Constellations™

New star of semiconductor IP quality now shines with other members of the groundbreaking collective

Campbell and San Jose, Calif. – January 9, 2013 – IPextreme, Inc., the company bringing famous IP (intellectual property) to system-on-chip designers worldwide, today announced Atrenta Inc., a leading provider of SoC Realization solutions for the semiconductor and electronic systems industries, as the newest member of its Constellations initiative, bringing together like-minded companies to advance the state of the global semiconductor IP ecosystem.

"Finding quality third-party IP is a major challenge for system-on-chip designers. The Constellations program is a powerful example of what teamwork in the supply chain can accomplish to address this challenge," said Mike Gianfagna, vice president of corporate marketing at Atrenta. “We look forward to working with IPextreme and the rest of the Constellations membership to make the SpyGlass® platform part of the Constellations initiative.”

Constellations is a collective of independent IP companies collaborating at both the marketing and engineering levels. Companies participating in Constellations offer complementary products; membership is open only to non-competing companies to encourage teamwork. Within Constellations, companies work together and share resources to promote mutual success.

Products and services offered by member companies are featured on IPextreme’s Xena™ IP management system. Each member is given a private area on the Xena cloud with full access to all capabilities of Xena, including: cataloging, product management, and customer support. Xena also provides a convenient method for member companies and their customers to recommend IP products from other member companies to colleagues and other customers. Visitors may go to https://xena.ip-extreme.com to view the available products from each of the member companies.

Constellations holds member events throughout the year and facilitates joint participation at trade shows around the world. Member companies also produce informational webinars and other such educational materials. Increased press exposure and media coverage are added bonuses as companies collaborate on projects and promote one another through their own channels, in turn. Examples of this collaboration in action can be seen in videos available on IPextreme’s “IP WATCH” video channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/watchipextreme.

“We have been working with the Atrenta team and SpyGlass for years and are continually impressed with their technological leadership in this important area of IP quality,” said Warren Savage, President & CEO of IPextreme. “With the addition of Atrenta to Constellations, we now bring together not only the best-of-breed IP companies, but also critical ecosystem partners that are committed to collaborations that push the industry forward to new levels of quality standards that benefit both the buyers and suppliers of semiconductor IP.”

Constellations Membership and Pricing
Annual membership in the Constellations program is $5,000. Included with the fee are two full Xena user licenses. Additional Xena licenses are available to Constellations members at a 50% discount. For more information and details of the program, visit http://www.ip-extreme.com/partners/constellations.shtml.

For more information on Xena and IPextreme, please visit http://www.ip-extreme.com/xena/xena.shtml.

About IPextreme, Inc.
IPextreme is an industry leader in the commercialization and licensing of semiconductor IP (intellectual property). Working with other leading companies in the semiconductor industry, such as Freescale, Infineon, Motorola, National Semiconductor, and Texas Instruments, IPextreme provides a rich portfolio of famous IP to hundreds of SoC designers worldwide. IPextreme also licenses its proprietary Xena cloud-based technology to other IP and semiconductor companies, providing a secure environment for the marketing, evaluation, licensing, management, and support of their IP portfolios.

Founded in 2004, IPextreme has over 100 customers in more than twenty countries. Offices are located in Campbell, California; Munich, Germany; and Tokyo, Japan, with representatives in China, India, Israel, Korea, and Taiwan.

About Atrenta, Inc.
Atrenta’s SpyGlass® Predictive Analysis software platform significantly improves design efficiency for the world’s leading semiconductor and consumer electronics companies. Patented solutions provide early design insight into the demanding performance, power and area requirements of the complex system on chips (SoCs) fueling today’s consumer electronics revolution. More than two hundred companies and thousands of design engineers worldwide rely on SpyGlass to reduce risk and cost before traditional EDA tools are deployed. SpyGlass functions like an interactive guidance system for design engineers and managers, finding the fastest and least expensive path to implementation for complex SoCs. SpyGlass from Atrenta: Insight. Efficiency. Confidence.