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ZCAN Licenses SonicsGN NoC and MemMax DRAM Scheduler for new Cryptocurrency Chip Design

Chinese Fabless Semiconductor Company Adopts Sonics IP to Accelerate Time-to-Market, Meet Performance and High Bandwidth Memory Requirements

San Jose, Calif. – September 18, 2018 Sonics, Inc., the world’s foremost supplier of on-chip network (NoC) and power management technologies and services, announced that it has licensed both SonicsGN® and MemMax to ZCAN Microelectronics Technology, based in Shanghai, China. ZCAN plans to incorporate Sonics’ NoC and memory scheduling IP into its new cryptocurrency system-on-chip (SoC) design.

“We continue to see strong uptake of our IP by aggressive chip designers in China,” said Grant Pierce, CEO of Sonics. “ZCAN is applying its proven SoC design experience to the challenges of data-intensive cryptocurrency silicon. Adoption of SonicsGN and MemMax as part of its IP strategy gives ZCAN the most trusted chip integration and memory bandwidth technologies available.”

“Our engineering team has a very tight schedule and demanding performance requirements for this cryptocurrency product and Sonics’ IP will enable us to meet these critical SoC design objectives,” said Mr. Gordon, CTO of ZCAN. “We chose to license Sonics’ IP due to its long history of SoC design success.”

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About ZCAN

ZCAN Microelectronics Technology is a Fabless RF and Mixed-signal wireless SoC design-house dedicated to providing world class solutions. With creativity in applications as well as sensitivity to customer requirements, ZCAN delivers solutions with competitive cost, reliable quality, and attentive service. ZCAN’s core competency in complex SoC design stems from the combination of technical know-how, system, and application knowledge. The company leverages competitive advantages in the large Asia market opportunity and customer base by providing: a broad SoC product portfolio with turnkey solutions; differentiated ICs with proprietary process technology; reliable product quality with competitive costs; experienced R&D team and strong technical staff; and strong IP portfolio and innovative product roadmap. For more information, visit ZCAN.

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 sonicsinc.com.

ZCAN Licenses SonicsGN NoC and MemMax DRAM Scheduler for new Cryptocurrency Chip Design


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