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IPextreme to Provide ColdFire IP Cores to Tabula Customers as Standard 32-Bit Processor for Tabula ABAX 3PLDs

Campbell, CA – May 20, 2010 – IPextreme® Inc., the company bringing famous IP (intellectual property) to SoC (system-on-chip) designers worldwide and Tabula® Inc., a fabless semiconductor company developing 3-D Programmable Logic Devices (3PLDs), today announced Tabula’s selection of the ColdFire® embedded controller as the 32-bit processor architecture of choice for Tabula ABAX™ 3PLDs. Under the agreement, Tabula’s customers will have access to Freescale® ColdFire processor cores and other valuable IP cores at prices competitive with processor platforms from leading FPGA suppliers. IPextreme will deliver and support the ColdFire processor cores through IPextreme’s XPack™ technology.

“We chose the ColdFire processor for its high performance, compact size, rich ecosystem, and standard AMBA system bus for connection of on-chip peripherals” said Alain Bismuth, Vice President of Marketing at Tabula, Inc. “And, since the same ColdFire IP cores have been deployed for many years in millions of Freescale Semiconductor devices and in general licensing by IPextreme for several years now, we consider the ColdFire processor to be the ideal solution for our customers.”

IPextreme packages, delivers, and supports IP for several versions of Freescale’s popular ColdFire architecture at different price/performance points. “We see ColdFire processors as the perfect processor platform for Tabula’s customers” said Warren Savage, CEO of IPextreme, “The ColdFire IP cores are among our most widely used products and are easy to use due to their high quality design, maturity, ease-of-integration, and vast ecosystem of development tools and software.”

The announcement underscores the success of the alliance between IPextreme and Freescale Semiconductor with respect to making the ColdFire architecture available to SoC designers around the globe. “Our relationship with IPextreme has enabled us to bring the ColdFire architecture to new markets and applications in addition to those in which our ColdFire microcontrollers have a strong history of success” said John Weil, Global Enablement Manager Industrial Microcontrollers at Freescale Semiconductor. “We’re excited that Tabula has chosen ColdFire processors as its standard 32-bit processor architecture and confident in our relationship with IPextreme and their ability to help make Tabula and its customers successful.”

About IPextreme, Inc.
IPextreme packages, delivers and supports famous IP designed by large semiconductor companies and used by SoC 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 portfolios 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

About Tabula, Inc.
Tabula is a privately held, fabless semiconductor company developing 3-D Programmable Logic Devices (3PLD) based on Tabula’s patented Spacetime architecture. Spacetime uses time as a third dimension to advance logic density, memory capability and signal processing performance while preserving a traditional design flow. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Tabula has over 100 employees and has assembled a leadership team consisting of industry veterans and successful entrepreneurs. Tabula is backed by top-tier investors with a long-term view toward enduring market leadership. For further information, please visit www.tabula.com.



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