CoReUse™ Named as Finalist for 2009 DesignVision Award for Semiconductor IP

IEC award recognizes value of NXP and IPextreme’s contributions to the industry

SILICON VALLEY, CA – January 14, 2009 – CoReUse™ from IPextreme®, Inc., the company bringing famous IP (intellectual property) to system-on-chip designers worldwide, has been named as one of three finalists for the 2008 DesignVision Award in the Semiconductor IP category. CoReUse is an enterprise-class design reuse infrastructure that provides a proven framework for design teams to develop and use semiconductor IP.

“We are honored to be listed as a finalist for the 2009 DesignVision award,” said Warren Savage, president and CEO of IPextreme. “CoReUse provides the first publicly available standard for engineers to develop and reuse high quality IP throughout the enterprise. We are pleased that the industry recognizes the value of making a proven design reuse methodology standard available to the entire semiconductor community.”

“CoReUse, which is in use today by nearly every NXP design group worldwide, represents more than 10 years of investment by NXP to develop a comprehensive, practical and efficient system that can be deployed at the group and enterprise level,” said Ralph von Vignau, senior director in NXP Semiconductors’ Corporate Innovation and Technology group and President of the SPIRIT Consortium™. “It is used as the standard by which IP can be developed and shared across the company, and it is gratifying to see it appreciated by the industry as a whole.”

Winners of the 2009 DesignVision awards will be announced in the Main Theatre at DesignCon 2009 in the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA on Tuesday, February 3rd at 11:50am Pacific.

Pierre Thomas, IPextreme’s vice president of engineering, will be conducting a tutorial at DesignCon on CoReUse and QCore™, a tool that engineers use to check an IP’s compliance with the CoReUse standard and to provide an unbiased assessment of IP quality and completeness. “CoReUse/ QCore – Industry’s First IP-based Design Methodology and IP Compliance-checking Tool,” will be held on Monday, February 2nd, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Each attendee will receive one free printed copy of the CoReUse manual. Attendees can register at

IPextreme also will be exhibiting at DesignCon, in Booth #841 and in’s Booth, #753. The company also is participating in all-day sessions in the Power Architecture Ecosystem Solutions room, #212. Please see or more detail.

About CoReUse
Announced on April 2, 2008 (, CoReUse is an innovative enterprise-class design reuse infrastructure created by NXP Semiconductors for internal use and packaged and delivered by IPextreme for general use by the design market. CoReUse provides a proven framework for companies to develop, use and reuse semiconductor intellectual property. Developed and used at NXP over the last 10 years, CoReUse represents not only the industry’s leading example of IP reuse at work, but is a living and practical methodology that can adapt to changing technologies, standards, and EDA flows.

IPextreme delivers the CoReUse standard to customers in three components:

  • A set of electronic books that customers can purchase under a low cost subscription license. E-books are available for online purchase from the Core Store™.
  • A Starter Kit package of training, templates and checklists that customers wishing to adopt CoReUse can use to quickly get started.
  • A tool, QCore™ that engineers use to check the compliance of their IP against the CoReUse standard and produce certificates that provide an unbiased assessment of the IP quality and completeness.

About IPextreme Inc.
IPextreme licenses famous semiconductor IP (intellectual property) and methodologies developed by large semiconductor companies to chip designers worldwide. These production-proven IP products serve both broad horizontal markets and specific verticals such as consumer and automotive, and are provided in a process-independent and EDA-neutral format for easy use by the widest range of customers. With a decade of experience in developing, packaging, licensing and supporting IP, IPextreme offers a complete business solution that allows semiconductor companies to strategically leverage their internal IP portfolio and expand overall revenue. The company has offices in Campbell, California; Munich, Germany; and Tokyo, Japan with representatives in China, India, Israel, Korea and Taiwan. For additional information, please visit

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