Electronics Production | August 08, 2008
Jennic: record uptake of Intellectual Property in cellular base-stations
Jennic has reported a record uptake of Intellectual Property usage in the cellular base-station and mobile data communications markets.
This is reflected in a fivefold increase of sales of Intellectual Property (IP) licenses in the first half of 2008 versus first half of 2007, due to strong performance of their RapidIO® system-level IP products, FEC and ATM-SAR cores. Jim Lindop, Jennic’s CEO, commented “The communications sector has been showing strong growth with base-stations turning to high-performance digital signal processing in response to increased demand for high-bandwidth mobile data communications. Licensing RapidIO IP, allows companies to achieve a significant performance boost, and a fast entry into the high-performance market, whilst lowering design overhead and risk.” Jennic directly serves semiconductor companies as end-users, and also serves system-OEM companies via ASIC and FPGA partners such as IBM, NEC and Altera, where Jennic's IPR is at production status. Jennic’s technology has also been directly or indirectly licensed by semiconductor companies and by system OEMs.