MUNICH, GERMANY (ots) - Xignal Technologies AG, a leading analog
IP solutions provider for the communications semiconductor industry,
today announced its new Virtual Integrated Circuit (VIC) partnership
program. The program, the first of its kind in the analog and mixed
signal IP industry, significantly reduces upfront licensing fees and
shares the market risks with the customer.
In this model, Xignal will undertake the entire development of a
complete IC which is jointly defined with the customer. Xignal's VIC
program is unique in that it combines Xignal's technology with the
customer's sales channels and market access. It relieves customer
design and resource constraints while minimizing the customer's
upfront financial commitment.
"Xignal is well known for delivering highly-sophisticated analog
IP designs," said Al Gharakhanian, Vice President of Business
Development at Xignal. "Now with the Virtual IC program, Xignal
enables more customers to benefit from its analog/mixed signal
Xignal's VIC program is ideal for semiconductor companies,
broadband equipment vendors needing highly integrated analog chips
and ASIC vendors. Xignal is well equipped to adapt to the development
and manufacturing environment of its customers.
Solutions from Xignal are typically highly complex analog and
mixed- signal sub-systems intended for system-on-chip (SoC)
integration or standalone products. VDSL front ends and 10G
transceivers are prime examples. In addition, Xignal has access to a
rich library of basic building blocks such as PLLs, VCOs, ADCs, DACs,
amplifiers, high speed I/Os, SerDes and Clock/Data Recovery.
Xignal's unique CMOS-based designs are easily integrated to
deliver the right technology to support a number of applications for
the communication systems market, including digital subscriber line
(DSL), 10G Ethernet, 10G Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH and multi-gigabit
copper connections in backplane, shelf-to-shelf and rack-to-rack
About Xignal Technologies AG
Xignal Technologies is a leading analog IP solutions provider that
creates innovative, cutting-edge analog solutions for advancing the
design and manufacturing of communication systems ICs. With a focus
on high-growth market segments, Xignal's intellectual property
technology shortens design cycles, reduces costs and reduces time-to-
market. The Xignal Technologies headquarters are located at Leipziger
Strasse 16, D-82008 Unterhaching, Munich, Germany. Additional
information is available at http://www.xignal.com.
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