S2C and PROTOtyping Japan Partner to Provide Reliable and Easy-to-use SoC Prototyping Solutions in Japan exhibiting at EDS Fair 2009

Kobe, Japan – Jan 20, 2008 — PROTOtyping Japan, Corp. today announced a new partnership with S2C Inc., a leading total solution provider in facilitating systems to chip innovations, to distribute S2C's SoC prototyping products in Japan in consideration of the growing market demand in reliable, easy-to-use, and cost-effective FPGA-based prototyping solutions. S2C's proven FPGA-based prototyping hardware and software have been adopted by more than fifty companies world-wide and with PROTOtyping Japan's strong local sales and support team, this partnership will enable Japanese designers to enjoy less spendings on SoC prototyping using FPGA hardware and to shorten its related development time.

S2C's latest generation Virtex-5 TAI Logic Module has great usage flexibility with features such as multiple voltage settings, programmable on-board clock sources, and dual DDR2 SO-DIMM SoCket support. Using the latest Xilinx Virtex5-LX series FPGA, this particular product is designed to be highly extendable with 720 dedicated I/O pins, which can also be configured as LVDS differential I/O. The Dual Virtex-5 TAI Logic Module can also provide 600 interconnections between the two FPGAs. These interconnections are also pulled to the external connectors for bus extensions. Foremost among new features is the ability to run TAI Logic Module's key functions from PC via an on-board USB interface. Users can download to FPGA, generate clocks, and self-test hardware through the TAI Player runtime software provided with the TAI Logic Module.

"With the addition of S2C's product line, we are proud to present the most complete range of FPGA-based prototyping solutions in Japan. S2C's products stand out because they have high flexibility and are equipped with abundant software features for ease-of-use," said Motohiko Torimoto, CEO of PROTOtyping Japan, Corp. "The Virtex-5 TAI Logic Module has the most scalable I/O architecture in the market providing up to 1320 I/O's for design implementation and they can be stacked easily for additional logic capacity. S2C's TAI Player software gives designers full control over the prototype flow process, from RTL-level probing, synthesis, partitioning, pin assignment to FPGA place-and-route."

"We are excited to work closely with PROTOtyping Japan to meet the expanding demand for reliable and easy-to-use SoC prototyping solutions in Japan," said Toshio Nakama, CEO of S2C. "S2C possesses the ideal FPGA-based prototyping products for the Japan market. And, with PROTOtyping Japan's extensive SoC prototyping experience in serving the Japanese design companies since 2003, we will together provide exceptional total solutions and Servicess to customers in Japan."

PROTOtyping Japan will be demoing the S2C's Virtex-5 TAI Logic Module at the Electronic and Design Solution Fair on January 22 and January 23 in Yokohama, Japan. For more information about S2C's SoC Prototyping Solution in Japan, please contact PROTOtyping Japan at mail@prototyping-japan.comor visit sales@s2cinc.com.

About S2C

Founded and headquartered in San Jose, California, S2C is the leading total solution provider in facilitating systems to chip innovations. S2C has four solutions for system-on-chip (SoC) development:

  • Rapid SoC prototyping on Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
  • Third-party silicon intellectual properties (IP)
  • Customizable, zero mask-charge eASIC semiconductor devices
  • SoC design, prototype and production Servicess

S2C's value proposition is our highly qualified engineering team and customer-focused sales force that understands our customers' commercial needs in SoC development. S2C's unique FPGA-based electronic system level (ESL) solution, using our patented TAI IP technology, enables designers employ silicon IP to quickly assemble SoC prototypes on FPGA easily and securely, thereby enabling customers to start software development, typically the long pole item in development schedules, immediately. Combining rapid prototyping methodologies with a comprehensive portfolio of silicon IP and advanced design solutions, S2C can reduce the SoC design cycle by up to nine months.

S2C currently has 3 direct offices located in Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen to meet the demand for accelerated SoC design activities in China. S2C is also the organizer of the annual SoCIP seminar and exhibition in China, which brings SoC designers/professionals from the Asia-Pacific region together with international silicon IP and SoC solution vendors.

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For more information, please contact: 

Lawrence Liang, Sales Director of China Region, S2C Inc. +86 21 6887 9287, lawrencel@s2cinc.com 

Lam Cheng En, Marketing Consultant, S2C Inc., +86 21 6887 9287, lamce@s2cinc.com