San Jose, Calif. – June 6, 2018  –  Sonics, Inc., the world’s foremost supplier of on-chip network (NoC) and power management technologies and services, announced a partnership with Synkom, a leading electronic design services firm in Japan, that incorporates 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.”

“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.”

For more information about the Sonics-Synkom partnership, contact your company representative.

About Synkom

Synkom was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Shin-Yokohama, Japan. The company’s primary business is the development and design of semiconductor products. It also maintains relationships with top IP vendors. Synkom’s customers are top ranking Japanese semiconductor companies and system electronics companies. Synkom has fully staffed engineering and design centers in Shin-Yokohama, Osaka, and Fukuoka, Japan and two design centers in the Philippines. Visit for more information.

About Sonics, Inc.

Sonics, Inc. (San Jose, 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®, 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™ Family is the IP industry’s first complete Energy Processing Unit (EPU), which enables rapid development of SoC power management subsystems. Sonics holds approximately 150 patent properties supporting customer products that have shipped more than four billion SoCs. For more information, visit

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