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IPextreme’s Industry Collective Goes Global as Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) Corp Joins Constellations™

Newest member establishes first Constellations program presence in Asia

Campbell, Calif. – Jan 7, 2016 – IPextreme Inc. today welcomed Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) Corporation, nicknamed TJ, 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. Headquartered in Kawasaki-city, Japan, Toshiba Information Systems brings an impressive offering of embedded system solutions and system integration solutions to the Constellations portfolio. This latest membership also marks the expansion of the Constellations program into Asia for the first time.

“TJ is a well-established company in Japan, with a long and storied history of innovation,” said Mitsumasa Tsutsui, Senior Vice President, Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) Corporation. “To expand our business in the US, we are looking for partners and alliances with local companies. We highly value all the cutting edge solutions provided by other members of Constellations. We are excited about this closer partnership with IPextreme and the other Constellations companies to expand the awareness of our unique talents to the semiconductor community. Together, I am optimistic that we will accomplish great things worldwide.”  

Warren Savage, President and CEO, IPextreme, stressed the importance of relationships with companies that are helping customers address real design challenges in today’s industry. “We are proud to welcome our first Japanese member company into the Constellations program, but even more so that Toshiba Information Systems is that member. TJ has a well-deserved reputation as a technological leader in the field of semiconductor design, including IP, vertical domains, and turnkey chip design. We look forward to working with the Toshiba Information Systems team and taking the Constellations program to new heights on a global level.”

Peng Liu, Field Application Engineer, spoke about Toshiba Information Systems and their technology at the Silicon Valley IP Users Conference on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 in Los Gatos, California. You can see complete video footage here.

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.; SoC Solutions, LLC; Sonics, Inc.; Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) Corporation; 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.

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.

About Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) Corporation

Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) Corporation has been engaged in the LSI design business for almost 30 years. In that time, we have built up considerable experience and achieved numerous results, meaning we have the technological prowess to handle designs from ASIC to large-scale SoC development. Furthermore, since undertaking high-level design from 2002, we are able to provide C/C++ as well as SystemC based system design and verification services and IPs. Always utilizing state-of-the-art technology lets us become a leading company in digital/analog/mixed-signal design. We also provide LSI Shuttle Service, which means that we are an IP integrator, rather than an IP vendor.