Sonics and AlphaChips Collaborate to Develop Advanced SoC Design Platforms

Korean Design Service Company to Use SonicsGN NoC for IP Integration and the ICE-Grain™ Power Architecture for SoC Power Management

MILPITAS, Calif., July 7, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —   Sonics, Inc., the world's foremost supplier of on-chip network (NoC) technologies and services, today announced that it is collaborating with AlphaChips, a Korean semiconductor design services company, on the development of advanced SoC design platforms. Sonics will provide the SonicsGN® NoC for integration of semiconductor IP and consult with AlphaChips on the front-end RTL design flow for the SoC platforms. In addition, Sonics will work closely with AlphaChips on power management specification and implementation for the SoC platforms based on its recently introduced ICE-Grain™ Power Architecture.

"We are excited to be working with AlphaChips, one of the leading semiconductor design services firms in Korea," said Grant Pierce, CEO of Sonics. "AlphaChips has strong business and technical relationships with key system and semiconductor customers. Our collaboration on these new SoC design platforms will give Sonics' NoC and power management technologies greater exposure in the region."

"As semiconductor process technology advances rapidly, we are integrating various applications into a single system semiconductor," said Kyoung Ro Yun, Vice President of SoC Solution at AlphaChips. "The two most important considerations in SoC development are time-to-market and optimizing competitiveness. AlphaChips builds SoC platforms with on-chip network architecture and power management technologies from Sonics because this IP accelerates the SoC development process. Customers using AlphaChips' platforms can expect to enter the market as soon as possible and ensure a competitive edge. Leveraging Sonics' IP in our SoC platform implementation enables AlphaChips to focus on providing a complete and a total solution to our customers."

About AlphaChips

AlphaChips is a Korean provider of semiconductor solutions that owns multiple IPs and products, such as MHL and HDMI, that have been created based on knowledge of high speed data transmission. High speed data transmission between devices is becoming ever more important as high quality audio and high definition video content becomes readily available. AlphaChips delivers to customers the most optimized solutions based on maintaining cutting-edge SoC design technologies. For more information, visit

About Sonics, Inc.

Sonics, Inc. (Milpitas, Calif.) is the trusted leader in on-chip network (NoC) and power-management technologies used by the world's top semiconductor and electronics product companies, including Broadcom®, Intel®, Marvell®, MediaTek, and Microchip®. Sonics was the first company to develop and commercialize NoCs, accelerating volume production of complex systems-on-chip (SoC) that contain multiple processor cores. Sonics' ICE-Grain™ Power Architecture is the IP industry's first complete power management solution, which enables SoC designers to exploit "dark silicon" states to save more energy than conventional software-based approaches. Sonics is also a catalyst for ongoing discussions about design methodology change via the  Agile IC Methodology LinkedIn group. Sonics holds approximately 150 patent properties supporting customer products that have shipped more than four billion SoCs. For more information, visit, and follow us on Twitter ( @ sonicsinc) and LinkedIn.

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