Core Store IP supplier membership triples in first three months
IPextreme’s new ecosystem gains ground as IP providers list products, explore fingerprinting technology
Campbell, Calif. – Jan 13, 2016 – IPextreme, a leader in the field of semiconductor intellectual property (IP) commercialization and IP management, today announced that it has seen the member count among IP suppliers on the Core Store® triple in just three months since the portal’s inception. The Core Store is a new IP marketplace where IP providers can, at no cost, list their IP products to a global audience of IP buyers. For IP buyers, the Core Store offers a safe, anonymous site to search for IP products.
“We’re thrilled to see such an enthusiastic response to this new IP ecosystem,” said Warren Savage, President and CEO, IPextreme, and the visionary behind the movement. “Companies—especially small, independent IP providers—are keen to have an egalitarian environment in which to showcase their products. For IP buyers, the browsing experience strikes a chord because the Core Store respects their privacy. Being able to click on a product without triggering a sales onslaught is a breath of fresh air.”
The Core Store team would like to give special recognition to the following IP providers as Inaugural Members:
- CAST, Inc.
- Certus Semiconductor, Inc.
- Embedded Access, Inc.
- EnSilica, Ltd.
- IPextreme, Inc.
- Oxford Digital, Ltd.
- Sidense Corp.
- SoC Solutions, LLC
- Sonics, Inc.
- UltraSoC Technologies, Ltd.
and to thank the following companies for joining as Early-Adopting Members:
- Alma Technologies
- Comcores ApS
- Crucial IP
- IP Cores
- Pacific MicroCHIP Corp.
- Perceptia Devices
- Think Silicon
- True Circuits Inc.
"IPextreme is doing a wonderful job of providing a marketplace for quality IP suppliers to showcase their products while giving designers a quality ‘storefront’ to do their one-stop shopping,” said Jim Bruister, President and CEO, SoC Solutions. “SoC Solutions joined the movement as an inaugural member because we believe in the spirit of professional cooperation and collaboration that IPextreme is fostering with the Core Store ecosystem."
“We are excited to be an inaugural member of this great initiative, which represents a win-win for IP vendors and SoC suppliers. IP vendors get product exposure while SoC designers get to ‘kick the tires’ on IP of interest before they chose to initiate contact with the IP vendor,” said Jim Lipman, Director of Marketing at Sidense. “This is a great shop window for our 1T-OTP products and provides a nice complement to IP listings on traditional IP catalog websites.”
Interested companies may join the Core Store at any time and are encouraged to peruse https://the-core-store for more information.
Introducing the Core Store: A New Kind of IP Marketplace
Fingerprinting is a novel approach for IP suppliers to protect their IP from accidental reuse by customers by creating a unique identity for that IP that can allow semiconductor customers to detect the presence of their IP in their SoC design with the use of DNA analysis technology. DNA analysis provides the semiconductor customer to scan their chip database and generate a report that lists all the detected IP, the version of the IP, and any modification of the IP that may have taken place after delivery from the IP supplier.
Pricing for Core Store, Fingerprinting, and DNA Analysis
IP suppliers can become members of the Core Store for no charge. The elective self-publishing news option is available at $1000 per year per Core Store member and includes an unlimited number of news items.
The fingerprinting app is free for IP suppliers and semiconductor users of IP alike and is available for free download from the Core Store at https://the-core-store.com/#fingerprint.
Unlimited DNA analysis is available at no extra charge for existing Xena Enterprise customers.
DNA analysis for non-Xena customers is available on the Core Store as a subscription service. Interested customers may request more information through the Core Store landing page.
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.