eSilicon, ARM sign multi-year IP agreement
ARM and eSilicon have signed a comprehensive multi-year licensing agreement for a broad portfolio of ARM intellectual property (IP).
Included in the agreement are the high-performance, energy-efficient ARM Cortex processor and ARM Mali graphics processing unit (GPU) families, ARM CoreSight on-chip debug and trace IP, and hard macro implementations using ARM Artisan Physical IP.
According to Gino Skulick, eSilicon vice president and general manager of ASIC Solutions, the goal is to design an optimized, first-time-right chip for the firm’s customers and to meet their market timing demands.
"The huge and diverse ARM ecosystem is key to enabling innovation throughout the Industry,`said Noel Hurley, ARM vice president, marketing and strategy, processor division. “Collaborating with partners like eSilicon enables customers to reduce risk and time to market by incorporating ARM IP that has been proven in a wide range of products and across multiple process nodes."