Sonics® Joins IPextreme’s Constellations™ Program
Program Makes IP More Accessible to Design Teams

Campbell, Calif., – June 11, 2009 – Sonics, Inc., and IPextreme Inc., announce today that Sonics has joined the IPextreme Constellations program, which is designed to make semiconductor IP more accessible to a greater number of SoC designers.

Sonics is a premier supplier of on-chip communications solutions and IPextreme brings intellectual property to worldwide SoC designers.

The Constellations program increases sales opportunities for independent IP companies through lead-sharing among program members.  With this collaborative effort, IP from multiple companies is now more accessible to potential customers.  The entire design process is streamlined because designers can reduce the amount of time they spend searching for the right IP solution.

“The IPextreme Constellations program is a unique way for us to reach potential customers that we may not have been able to otherwise,” said Jack Browne, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Sonics. “We support all new ways that can help customers quickly find IP solutions for their designs which can save them development time and shorten the time-to-market.”

"Sonics’ on-chip communications technology is increasingly important in putting together semiconductors with multiple IP cores," said Warren Savage, president and CEO of IPextreme. "We’re excited to see Sonics add its star to our growing Constellation of leading IP companies working together in open collaboration."

Constellations was formed to provide IP companies a cost-effective way to expand their visibility to potential customers who are looking for the right technology for their system designs.

About Sonics
Sonics, Inc. is a pioneer of network-on-chip (NoC) technology and today offers SoC designers the largest portfolio of intelligent, on-chip communications solutions.  Sonics’ products optimize memory access, seamlessly manage on-chip network traffic, accelerate system performance and reduce power consumption in SoCs with advanced voice, data and video features—including those found in home entertainment, networking, wireless and mobile devices.  With a broad array of silicon-proven IP, Sonics helps designers eliminate memory bottlenecks associated with complex, high-speed SoC design, streamline and unify data flows and solve persistent network challenges in embedded systems with multiple cores.  As the leading supplier of on-chip communications networks for the embedded market, Sonics has enabled its customers, including semiconductor leaders Broadcom Corporation, Samsung, Texas Instruments and Toshiba, to ship more than 500 million units worldwide.  Founded in 1996, Sonics is headquartered in Milpitas, California with offices worldwide.  For more information, please visit and

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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