ARTERIS FLEXNOC INTERCONNECT IP LICENSED BY ROCKCHIP FOR ANDROIDTM-BASED TABLETS Interconnect IP addresses frequency and Double Data Rate (DDR) efficiency while improving performance

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Arteris Inc., the inventor and leading supplier of network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect IP solutions, today announced that Rockchip has selected Arteris® FlexNoC™ interconnect IP as the backbone SoC interconnect for its upcoming Application Processor. The company, a leading Chinese fabless semiconductor company and mobile internet System-on-Chip (SoC) provider will leverage the chip in new cost-effective Android-based tablets and other mobile devices.

The combination of Rockchip's high-performance, energy-efficient processor and Arteris' FlexNoC interconnect IP will deliver a robust platform for data-intensive tablet applications. These key benefits will translate to faster time-to-market for Android table manufacturers striving to meet fast changing consumer demands.

"We evaluated all the leading interconnect technologies and proved that Arteris' NoC technology is the good choice for our multicore ARM-based SoCs," said Li Shiqin, IC Design Manager at Rockchip. "Arteris FlexNoC is the suitable way for us to meet our design frequency, power, memory efficiency and QoS requirements."

"Rockchip's reliance on Arteris FlexNoC as the SoC interconnect within their most important platforms speaks volumes for Arteris' unique network-on-chip technology," said K. Charles Janac, President and CEO of Arteris. "Arteris NoC technology resolves key system bottlenecks – and delivers significant technological and economic benefits."

About Arteris

Arteris, Inc. provides Network-on-Chip interconnect IP and tools to accelerate System-on-Chip semiconductor (SoC) assembly for a wide range of applications. Results obtained by using the Arteris product line include lower power, higher performance, more efficient design reuse and faster development of ICs, SoCs and FPGAs.

Founded by networking experts and offering the first commercially available Network-on-Chip IP products, Arteris operates globally with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California and an engineering center in Paris, France. Arteris is a private company backed by a group of international investors including ARM Holdings, Crescendo Ventures, DoCoMo Capital, Qualcomm Incorporated, Synopsys, TVM Capital, and Ventech. More information can be found at www.arteris.com.

About Rockchip

Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Co., Ltd. is a China leading fabless semiconductor company and mobile-internet SOC solution provider founded in Year 2001. Rockchip focuses on mobile Internet Platform with products targeted on Mobile Internet terminals (smart-phone/MID/Internet TV/e-Book) and portable multimedia entertainment terminals (MP3/PMP). Rockchip has combined its Video and Audio experience to produce semiconductor (IC) solutions for the world-famous OEM/ODM and Brand customers. Owning a bunch of proprietary intellectual property rights, Rockchip has been working hard to the development of Chinese electronics industry. The chips independently developed by Rockchip had won the "China chip" for five consecutive years. The headquarters of Rockchip is in Fuzhou, responsible for designing and developing. We have three branches in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, with focus on programs and marketing.  For more information, please visit www.rock-chips.com

Arteris, FlexNoC and the Arteris logo are trademarks of Arteris. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.

For more Arteris information, contact:

Kurt Shuler
Arteris, Inc.
+1 408-470-7300
kurt.shuler@arteris.com

SOURCE Arteris Inc.



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