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Arteris NoC on-chip communication solution selected by Pixelworks for high performance digital video applications

Pixelworks successfully produces a complex image processing SoC with an Arteris Network on Chip(NoC) interconnect IP solution

San Jose, California – February 26, 2008 – Arteris Inc, the leading provider of Network-on-Chip (NoC) solutions, today announced that Pixelworks, Inc. has selected Arteris’s on-chip interconnect IP solution for use in its next-generation digital video image processor products. Pixelworks, a leading provider of chips to the advanced display industry, is utilizing the Arteris NoC solution to speed design and increase performance in its innovative co-processor solutions for digital flat panel display television applications.

“The Arteris NoC solution provides us with a new option for on-chip communication to help deliver higher performing products, faster and at lower cost,” said Bob Zhang, VP of Technology of Pixelworks. The Arteris’ NoC technology offers an efficient platform for semiconductor companies to reuse existing IP so that current chips can become IPs for the next generation of designs. The methodology delivered by Arteris’ NoC architectural exploration tools enables onchip communication optimization in the early stages of the IC design cycle and allows designers to perform more in-depth analysis of design decisions “We are very excited to work with Pixelworks and be part of their success. Their use of our NoC technology demonstrates the broad impact that Network-on-Chip technology can have in the semiconductor industry,” said K. Charles Janac, President and CEO of Arteris. ”Pixelworks production of a digital television image co-processor with a Network on Chip interconnect is a major milestone for Arteris.”

Arteris’ NoC Solution handles high bandwidth traffic between multiple processors, video engines, and high-speed memories and has proven to provide significant performance and IP integration improvements while, in many cases, using fewer gates and wires and operating at lower power than traditional bus-based approaches.

About Arteris

Arteris, Inc. provides Network-on-Chip (NoC) interconnect IP, NoC generation and verification tools to improve performance of system-on-chip (SoC) architectures for multimedia, mobile, telecom, and other applications. Arteris' NoC solution allows chip developers to implement scalable, efficient and high-performance SoC designs, overcoming limitations of traditional layered or pipelined bus-based architectures. Results obtained by using Arteris NoC Solution include lower power, higher performance, lower risk of development and faster delivery of complex SoCs while increasing profits.

Founded by networking experts, Arteris operates globally with headquarters in San Jose, California and an engineering center in Paris, France. Arteris is a private company backed by a group of international investors including TVM Capital, Crescendo Ventures, Ventech, Synopsys and DoCoMo Capital . More information can be found at

For more Arteris information, contact:
K. Charles Janac
Arteris, Inc.
+1 408-625-6001

Mike Sottak
Wired Island, Ltd.
+1 408-876-4418

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