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Certus Semiconductor Joins IPextreme’s Constellations Program

Campbell, CA – August 24, 2010 – IPextreme® Inc., the company bringing famous IP (intellectual property) to SoC (system-on-chip) designers worldwide and Certus Semiconductor, a leading provider of IO and ESD design solutions, have announced the inclusion of Certus Semiconductor in IPextreme’s Constellations™ program. Constellations is collaborative effort through which member companies share leads to create a global “virtual sales force”. Member companies submit sales leads for semiconductor IP that they do not offer into the Constellations sales database, where the sales leads become available to the relevant member companies, thereby expanding the global sales footprint of each member company.

“The ultimate goal of a service and product provider is to successfully meet the needs of their customers” commented Stephen Fairbanks, Co-director of Certus Semiconductor. “In order to better meet those needs, Certus has found, within the Constellations community, a complementary team of companies who not only offer a complete and wide ranging scale of technology IP, but have a level of quality and expertise that is superior to most. We are proud to join this community.”

“Certus Semiconductor’s technology fills an important need in the Constellations IP catalogue” said Warren Savage, President and CEO of IPextreme. “The standard and custom ESD and IO libraries from Certus Semiconductor are the perfect complement to the growing collection of processor, video, audio, on-chip bus/network, and memory IP currently available through the Constellations program.”

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 Certus Semiconductor
Certus Semiconductor is a global company, founded by a collaborating team of world renowned experts in both ESD and IO design. Certus is offering the semiconductor industry a new approach to custom IO and ESD design libraries, including tailored IO designs, and ESD solutions based on simulation that leverages specialized silicon ESD models. The privately held and privately funded company is based in Queen Creek, AZ, with an additional office and design center in Munich, Germany. DR. Markus Mergens, founder of QPX, and Stephen Fairbanks, founder of SRF Technologies, are the Managing Directors of Certus. For additional information, please visit www.certus-semi.com.



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