I&C Technology Selects Mixed-Signal IP from S3 for Mobile TV SoC

Monday, February 9th, 2009
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SAN JOSE, Silicon Valley and SEOUL, Korea — Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3), a leading provider of mixed-signal semiconductor IP solutions, today announced that I&C Technology, a South-Korean supplier of innovative multi-standard System-on-Chips (SoCs) for Mobile TV, has licensed S3’s mixed-signal IP for their leading-edge mobile TV SoC. The SoCs are now in volume production for the Korean mobile TV market and integrated into market-leading mobile phone devices. As part of the deal, S3 designed and delivered the world’s lowest power 90nm ADC for mobile TV applications to I&C Technology. This ADC IP was developed by S3’s engineers based in their design center in Lisbon, Portugal.

“S3 achieved first-time-right silicon and helped us to enter volume production within nine months of their IP delivery. The ultra low power attributes of this ADC IP mean that we can offer mobile handset manufacturers the lowest power SoC solution in the market, a key issue for the device market. The key advantages of working with S3 are first-time-right silicon, best-in-class performance, on-time delivery and excellent integration support. Our partnership with S3 has enabled us to develop the most optimum SoC solution for Mobile TV,” said Gea Ok Cho, CTO, at I&C Technology.

Commenting on S3’s success at I&C Technology, Mike Murray, General Manager for Mixed Signal IP at S3, said “We are very pleased to have enabled I&C Technology to get to market quicker with its T-DMB product through the rapid and successful deployment of our leading edge mixed-signal IP and we look forward to extending our working relationship further for their next SoC developments”.

S3 has grown its portfolio of silicon proven mixed-signal IP significantly since it acquired Acacia Semiconductor S.A., a developer of high-performance data converter IP based in Portugal, last year. S3 has also increased its client base, most notably in the Asian market.