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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.

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. (Milpitas, Calif.) is the trusted leader in on-chip network (NoC) and power-management technologies used by the world's top semiconductor and electronics product companies, including Broadcom®, Intel®, Marvell®, MediaTek, and Microchip®. Sonics was the first company to develop and commercialize NoCs, accelerating volume production of complex systems-on-chip (SoC) that contain multiple processor cores. Sonics' ICE-Grain™ Power Architecture is the IP industry's first complete power management solution, which enables SoC designers to exploit "dark silicon" states to save more energy than conventional software-based approaches. Sonics is also a catalyst for ongoing discussions about design methodology change via the Agile IC Methodology LinkedIn group. Sonics holds approximately 150 patent properties supporting customer products that have shipped more than four billion SoCs.

UltraSoC is transforming the way companies develop and deliver next-generation electronic devices and systems. UltraSoC's products are supplied as semiconductor IP to be designed into system-on-chip (SoC) products, but their impact goes far beyond the chip: UltraSoC technology fundamentally changes the way electronic products are developed, enabling manufacturers to improve them throughout their lifecycle.

SoC Solutions' focus is to enable the next generation of IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (Machine to Machine) silicon devices by supplying IP Subsystems and following them with world class services to successfully build innovative "connected" products. Their experienced ASIC and Embedded Software designers have a rich history of designing SOCs with embedded microprocessors which are crucial to building small connected smart chips.

Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) Corporation has been engaged in the LSI design business for almost 30 years. In that time, we have built up considerable experience and achieved numerous results, meaning we have the technological prowess to handle designs from ASIC to large-scale SoC development. Furthermore, since undertaking high-level design from 2002, we are able to provide C/C++ as well as SystemC based system design and verification services and IPs. Always utilizing state-of-the-art technology lets us become a leading company in digital/analog/mixed-signal design. We also provide LSI Shuttle Service, which means that we are an IP integrator, rather than an IP vendor.