S2C Teams with Ittiam Systems to Offer Embedded Wi-Fi Solutions on SoC in China

 

Shanghai, China – November 29, 2007—S2C Inc., a provider of advanced system-on-chip (SoC) design solutions, is pleased to announce that it has entered an agreement to distribute the intellectual property (IP) solutions of Ittiam Systems, a leading provider of digital media processing and communication IP solutions.

Ittiam Systems' Wi-Fi Certified TM extensive portfolio of IEEE 802.11-based wireless LAN IP is available for secure evaluation and integration on FPGA prototype through S2C's TAI Logic Module evaluation platform. S2C's IP prototyping on FPGA and SoC design Servicess can help customers incorporate 802.11 capabilities into their SoCs while reducing cycle time by three to six months.

The wireless LAN market shipped approximately 213 million chipsets units in 2006 and is expected to double in size to 430 million chipsets shipped in 2009, according to research firm In-Stat. Primary growth is expected to transition from traditional network equipment to portable devices such as cell phones and handheld games. As power, size, and cost optimization are key drivers in portability, utilizing embedded Wi-Fi IP in SoC is the most practical means to implement Wi-Fi functionality.

“Now more than ever, consumers and enterprises expect to see wireless connectivity in the electronics equipment they purchase,” said Toshio Nakama, CEO of S2C. “Wi-Fi is a natural complement to other technologies, and through our collaboration with Ittiam, we are excited to be one of the first to supply related SoC design capabilities and prototyping solutions to IC and system vendors in China.”

“We have successfully licensed our WLAN IP to over 15 customers around the world, including global leaders in Semiconductors and Communication Systems,” commented Vikram Bose, Vice President, Sales, Ittiam Systems. “With S2C's rich experience in IP integration and deep customer base, we see them as a valuable partner to represent us in the China market.”

The entire suite of WLAN products from Ittiam Systems includes IEEE 802.11b PHY, 802.11a PHY and 802.11g PHY along with 802.11a/b/g/I/e MAC – packaged and available in the “plug and play” form for SoC designs. IP deliverables include Verilog RTL source/object code, system models, test bench frameworks, and comprehensive user documentation.

About S2C S2C provides comprehensive solutions for system-on-chip (SoC) customers, offering advanced SoC prototyping and design Servicess, silicon IP, and tools that enable FPGA-Based SoC Design design. As long as you have an idea of the SoC you want to build, we can help you realize your goal. The company was founded in 2003 by a team with extensive experience in ASIC emulation, FPGA prototyping, and SoC validation technologies. Headquartered in San Jose, CA, S2C also has offices in Shanghai, Beijing, and Shenzhen, China. For more details, visit www.s2cinc.com .

About Ittiam Ittiam Systems Private Limited, headquartered in Bangalore, is a technology product company singularly focused on digital signal processing systems in media and communication. The company operates through its network of offices and representatives around the world. Ittiam's customers include Fortune 100 companies and are distributed across U.S., Europe, Japan and Asia. In 2004, 2005 and 2006 the company was rated as the ‘World's Most Preferred DSP IP Supplier' in a survey conducted by Forward Concepts Incorporated. In 2005 Ittiam had been selected by Red Herring into the top 100 private companies in Asia. In February 2007, Ittiam received the NASSCOM IT Innovation Award, one of the seven most innovative companies in India to get this recognition. For more details, visit www.ittiam.com

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Press Contact: Allen Tan S2C Corporate Marketing Manager (408) 213-8818 allent@s2cinc.com