Hsinchu, Taiwan and Sunnyvale, California – May 16, 2006
Faraday Technology (TAIEX: 3035), a leading ASIC and IP provider, today announced that it has entered a partnership with Intilop Corporation, a total solution semiconductor custom IP developer. Faraday’s ASIC and Structured ASIC customers now have access to proven IPs and services from Intilop to accelerate time to market and reduce design integration risk in implementing designs in the network infrastructure, security and storage markets.
The partnership is particularly strategic to Faraday’s Composer™
series Structured ASIC product initiative. In many instances Faraday’s
customers need to design custom logic in the metal programmable cell array (MPCA)
sections of the Composer Structured ASIC products; they need silicon IP and
expert resources for tailoring an ASIC/ASSP product, and require the corresponding
software. Intilop can offer relevant IP blocks, customization and front-end
design services and necessary software for the Composer Structured ASIC implementations,
complementing Faraday’s back-end design and ASIC manufacturing outsourcing
Intilop has developed several “processing engines” that Faraday
will leverage in its ASIC design engagements, including a complete deep packet
content inspection engine, a 2Gbps TCP/IP offload Engine (TOE), a protocol analysis
engine and an email attachment document content inspection engine. These IP
components are central to many new ASICs targeting networking, security, and
storage markets, while they are fully customizable to meet different customers’
needs. During a joint customer engagement, Intilop has managed the complete
integration and customizations of the IP building blocks for the customer, and
supplied necessary software drivers for both ASIC and Structured ASIC projects.
“We expect the combination of Intilop’s networking know-how and
silicon proven IP and Faraday’s leading ASIC service and Structured ASIC
portfolio, will yield complete customized end-to-end ASIC solutions meeting
time to market, cost and performance requirements of our customers,” said
Christopher Moezzi, VP of Marketing and Business Development for Faraday’s
International Business Unit.
“The Composer Structured ASIC platforms offer an unprecedented price/performance advantage, enabling significant cost reduction in networking SoCs,” said Kelly Masood, President and CEO of Intilop. “We are excited about the partnership opportunity with Faraday. I believe the cooperation will bring value-added networking silicon to our combined customer base.”
Intilop Corporation is a custom IP developer, IP provider, SoC/ASIC integrator for network infrastructure and network security systems. The company’s silicon-proven semiconductor IP with comprehensive hardware and software security platform enable vendors to build complete network security solutions while reducing total cost and time to market. More information: http://www.intilop.com/
Faraday Technology Corporation is a leading silicon IP and fabless ASIC vendor.
The company's broad IP portfolio includes 32-bit RISC CPUs, USB 2.0, Ethernet,
Serial ATA, and PCI-Express. With more than 630 employees and 2005 revenue of
$175 million, Faraday is one of the largest fabless ASIC companies in the Asia-Pacific
region, and it also has a significant presence in other markets, worldwide.
Headquartered in Taiwan, Faraday has service and support offices around the
world, including the U.S., Japan, Europe, and China. For more information, please
Press Contact, Faraday HQ
Press Contact, Intilop