Sonics Partners with Synkom to Bring Energy Processing Unit IP to Japan

June 06, 2018 by Paul Shepard

Sonics, Inc. announced a partnership with Synkom, a leading electronic design services firm in Japan, that incorporates Network on Chip (NoC) and Energy Processing Unit (EPU) IP into Synkom’s design flow for companies creating complex chips using Synkom’s services.

Sonics will train Synkom chip design engineers to optimize NoCs and EPUs in their integration and power management methodologies to increase performance and lower power consumption for their customers’ chip design projects.

“Synkom is a highly respected design services firm with major system and semiconductor companies in Japan,” said Grant Pierce, CEO of Sonics. “We have mutual customers who will benefit from our partnership and we expect to attract new customers as Synkom adds NoC and EPU expertise to its design arsenal.

“We look forward to working with Synkom in support of key accounts to provide the chip integration and power management services needed for their designs,” added Pierce.

“Sonics’ IP has a long history of chip design success with top customers in our base,” said Makoto Hayashi, CEO of Synkom. “Our partnership expands our offering to address interconnect-related performance and power issues facing chip designers in today’s most important markets, including IoT, automotive, machine learning/AI, and mobile.

“We anticipate working with Sonics to grow our mutual business and provide industry-leading NoC and EPU solutions and services for semiconductor design customers,” concluded Hayashi.