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Growth of Constellations™ Continues: IPextreme® Welcomes UltraSoC as Newest Star

Debug solutions for multicore system-on-chip designers enrich collective portfolio of semiconductor IP

Campbell, Calif. – March 26, 2015 – IPextreme Inc. today welcomed UltraSoC as the newest member of its Constellations initiative, which brings together like-minded companies to advance the state of the global semiconductor intellectual property (IP) ecosystem. UltraSoC brings vital debug and analytics technology for multi-vendor multicore system-on-chip (SoC) designs to the Constellations community.

Constellations is a collective of independent IP companies and industry partners working together at both the marketing and engineering levels to develop and promote advanced IP solutions. IPextreme initiated Constellations in 2010 and is the driving force behind the collective, serving as program organizer and facilitator.

Embedded software is increasingly an essential part of the semiconductor market. Multi-processor chips are becoming common in SoC design, often with cores from different vendors, and the industry is challenged to support the growing complexity of hardware/software interaction. UltraSoC products help solve this problem. “Multicore processors are widely used in the industry, but the analytics tools have not kept pace,” said David Rose, VP Business Development and Strategic Relationships, UltraSoC. “Our UltraDebug® technology is uniquely positioned to address these problems as a platform supporting any processor from any vendor, enabling designers to debug an entire system. That accelerates time to market, but it also enables ‘in field’ analytics: identifying problems, optimizing performance or reducing power consumption and providing deep forensics.”

Warren Savage, President and CEO, IPextreme, stressed the importance of relationships with companies that are helping customers address real design challenges and reduce time to market: “UltraSoC represents the cutting edge of technology that will be essential to customers that have significant hardware/software content in their SoCs. The ability to debug complex interactions of the hardware, embedded software, and application code in real time provides an important differentiator to semiconductor companies looking to increase the value of their products to customers. We are thrilled now to have UltraSoC as part of our growing community of Constellations members developing innovative technology for licensing.”

UltraSoC will exhibit alongside IPextreme and other Constellations member companies in the Constellations IP Community (Booth #3501) at the upcoming 52nd Design Automation Conference (DAC) in San Francisco. The conference takes place at the Moscone Center, June 7 – 11, 2015. Additional information about DAC is available here: https://dac.com.

About Constellations

"Cooperate. Collaborate. Win."

Constellations is a collective of independent IP companies and industry partners working together at both the marketing and engineering levels to develop and promote advanced IP solutions. IPextreme initiated Constellations in 2010 and is the driving force behind the collective, serving as program organizer and facilitator. Constellations member companies currently include: Adapt-IP; Atrenta Inc.; Certus Semiconductor; IPextreme, Inc.; Methods2Business B.V.; Sonics, Inc.; and UltraSoC Technologies Ltd.

Companies participating in Constellations offer complementary products, creating a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor IP from which customers can develop complete SoC solutions. The program is open only to non-competing companies to encourage teamwork and cooperation—member companies work together, share resources to promote mutual success, and participate in collective events.

Products of Constellations companies are featured in the Constellations Semiconductor IP Center, powered by IPextreme’s Xena™ IP management system. The IP Center enables members to easily catalog, distribute, and support their products. Each member company is given a private area on the Xena cloud with full access to all capabilities of Xena. The IP Center also provides a convenient method for member companies and their customers to recommend IP products from other member companies to colleagues and other customers. Registered guests can browse all available IP and services in the Constellations Semiconductor IP Center for free at https://constellations.xena-cloud.com.

Products of Constellations companies are featured in the Constellations Semiconductor IP Center, powered by IPextreme’s Xena™ IP management system. The IP Center enables members to easily catalog, distribute, and support their products. Each member company is given a private area on the Xena cloud with full access to all capabilities of Xena. The IP Center also provides a convenient method for member companies and their customers to recommend IP products from other member companies to colleagues and other customers. Registered guests can browse all available IP and services in the Constellations Semiconductor IP Center for free at https://constellations.xena-cloud.com.

Constellations Membership and Pricing

The Constellations program continues to expand and grow, and enrollment is currently open. Annual membership in the Constellations program is $5,000. Included with this fee are two full Xena user licenses. Additional Xena licenses are available to Constellations members at a 50% discount.

For more information and details on becoming a part of this groundbreaking initiative, visit
http://www.ip-extreme.com/partners/constellations.shtml.

About IPextreme, Inc.

Founded in 2004, IPextreme is a privately held company providing an array of innovative business and technical solutions focused around the licensing of semiconductor intellectual property (IP) within the global electronics market. Working with the largest semiconductor companies in the world, including Freescale, Infineon, Intel, NXP, National Semiconductor, and Texas Instruments, IPextreme unlocks the value of captive intellectual property assets and then licenses that IP to other companies. IPextreme’s cloud-based Xena™ software provides semiconductor and IP companies with enterprise-level management of their entire IP portfolios and operations. In 2010, IPextreme created Constellations™, a collective of independent IP companies and industry partners working together at both the marketing and engineering levels to develop and promote advanced IP solutions to common customers.

IPextreme has over 100 customers in more than twenty countries. Offices are located in Campbell, California; Munich, Germany; and Tokyo, Japan, with representatives in Europe, China, India, Israel, Korea, and Taiwan.

To learn more, please visit www.ip-extreme.com.

About UltraSoC Technologies

UltraSoC is a VC-funded independent provider of infrastructure for SoC that enables rapid development and deployment of embedded systems based on advanced SoC devices. The Company, backed by Octopus Investments, is pioneering advanced on-chip analytic technology for the embedded electronic systems used in most everyday products from cars to smartphones. The Company licenses UltraDebug®, an advanced IP platform to enable debugging, system optimization and in-field analytics of the complex multiple processor systems necessary to deliver the functionality, performance and reliability required of modern electronic systems.

For additional information, visit www.ultrasoc.com.