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At IPextreme, we believe that a healthy semiconductor industry is best served by an IP ecosystem composed of many companies, large and small. To facilitate this, we have created Constellations, a collective of independent, likeminded IP companies and industry partners that collaborate at both the marketing and engineering levels for mutual benefit—and, more importantly, for the benefit of our customers. IPextreme serves as the Constellations program coordinator, but is also a member on equal standing with all others.

Constellations companies pool our resources and energy to do more than we would otherwise be able to do on our own. Sharing a presence at large industry trade shows, for example, allows us to save time and money by working together to prepare for the show and splitting the cost on a pro rata basis. We are greater than the sum of our parts.

Enrollment & Membership Benefits

Enrollment in Constellations is currently open to companies that are not in direct competition with any of our current members. Membership in Constellations costs only $5000 per year. Benefits of membership include:

  • Two Xena™ Cloud licenses for your company to manage IP (a $4800 value)
  • Online IP catalog listing in the Constellations Semiconductor IP Center
  • Participation in a monthly program steering call
  • A close working relationship with our other members, all of whom are available to serve as mentors and soundingboards for new ideas
  • Assistance with coordinating events, shows, and conferences—we participate in many of the top semiconductor industry events and hold a private Constellations IP Users Conference annually
  • Greater virtual presence through videos, webinars, and social media
  • Cost sharing for large events, such as trade shows, conferences, networking events, and parties
  • Access to PR, sales, and technical services, if desired

How To Join Us

We are always looking for the best and brightest stars in the IP industry. If you believe Constellations would be a good fit for your company, we would love to meet you! Please contact us to learn more about how membership can benefit your company. You may also explore the Constellations Semiconductor IP Center. Register for a free guest account to peruse the portfolio of IP solutions from IPextreme and our current members at https://constellations.xena-cloud.com.

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Adapt-IP is an industry leader in employing system-level design and verification methods to develop complex, robust and standards-compliant IP for ASIC and FPGA silicon. Standard product offerings include USB SuperSpeed and HighSpeed (USB3.0 and USB2.0) host, embedded host and device controllers, as well as video compression and decompression cores.

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.

Certus Semiconductor is a cooperative corporation, joining efforts of several of the worlds leading ESD and IO designers, to bring to the semiconductor IP market a novel support and service model in the area of ESD and IO design. Along with the standard silicon proven ESD and IO libraries in several technologies and foundries, Certus also offers the world’s first “IO template” libraries, as well as low cost, quick turn around and simulation proven custom ESD and IO libraries; using unique device models based on silicon proven designs that offer high confidence of first silicon passing ESD standards. Certus also offers the worlds best ESD strategies/devices for RF and III-V semiconductor products.

IPextreme licenses "famous 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. With a decade of experience in developing, packaging, licensing and supporting IP, customers and partners can count on IPextreme expertise.

Founded in 2010, Methods2Business is delivering the next generation semiconductor IP products built with the latest EDA tools and a proven system-level design methodology. With a focus on advanced technologies such as Wi-Fi™ 802.11 that can show the benefits of this approach, Methods2Business products provide System on Chip customers with IP cores that are highly customizable, verifiable, and contain all the hardware/software models needed for modern semiconductor designs.

Sonics, Inc. is a pioneer of network-on-chip (NoC) technology and is the world’s #1 supplier of on-chip communications IP for advanced SoC designs. Sonics offers SoC designers the largest portfolio of intelligent, on-chip communications solutions for mobile devices, digital entertainment, wireless and home networking. With a broad array of silicon-proven IP, Sonics helps designers eliminate memory bottlenecks associated with complex, high-speed SoC design, streamline and unify data flows, and solve persistent network challenges on-chip.

Since 1996, Sonics has delivered production-proven IP to leading semiconductor suppliers and OEMs around the world, and today has more than 110 patent properties. Sonics’ customers have shipped more than one billion units worldwide.

Recore Systems is a fabless semiconductor company that develops advanced DSP platform ICs and licenses reconfigurable semiconductor IP. The company specializes in reconfigurable multi-core designs that can instantly adapt to new situations and combine flexibility, high performance, low power, and low cost. Scalability of the technology allows its use in lean consumer as well as in demanding professional applications. Typical application areas are broadcasting, wireless communications, multimedia, and digital beamforming.

Truechip is a leading provider of Design and Verification solutions – which help you accelerate your design, lowering the cost and the risks associated with the development of your ASIC, FPGA and SoC.

Truechip creates world-class Verification IP Solutions and provides expert consultancy to ASIC and SoC Design companies.