Silicon-IP President Kurt Wolf Presented Case Studies at 2010 Design Automation Conference

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Presentation at Chipestimate.com Booth Demonstrated Best Practices for 3rd Party Semiconductor IP Due-Diligence and Acquisition

Implementing proprietary industry best practices for due diligence & acquisition of 3rd party IP

Currently, there are about as many ways to go about selecting semiconductor IP as there are designs

SoC Designers looking for an optimal methodology for selecting and acquiring third-party IP for their next chip designs found standing room only at the presentation by Silicon IP, Inc. President, Kurt Wolf during the Design Automation Conference. “Currently, there are about as many ways to go about selecting semiconductor IP as there are designs,” said Mr. Wolf. “While that speaks to the continuing fluidity of the IP market, there are better and more predictable procedures to ensure you get what you need. Today, it is possible to develop and follow a more rigorous methodology, including well-defined best practices for due diligence in acquiring IP.” At the ChipEstimate Booth #521 in the Anaheim Convention Center, Mr. Wolf provided a how-to guide to implement industry Best Practices for due diligence of 3rd party IP acquisition.

The presentation included case studies explaining the technical and business due-diligence procedures that Silicon-IP implements for its clients. Technical procedures include independent validation of IP specifications, quality, and system-level silicon validation. Business procedures are derived from IP licensing best practices from the GSA IP Interest Group

Designers increasingly require independent and objective third-party IP information to drive the make-vs-buy, evaluation, and implementation decision-making process. Mr. Wolf demonstrated how the company uses its proprietary industry Best Practice methodology and 11 years of expertise for the benefit of SoC chip designers. The benefit for designers and IP providers is a repeatable, structured business process that successfully reduces the time and cost associated with the silicon IP licensing. As an independent service, Silicon-IP provides even the smallest and newest design team with the same or better knowledge, insight, and implementation skills as enjoyed by the largest companies - but without the expense of a dedicated, full-time team of technical and business professionals.

Silicon-IP, Inc. is The industry's first & only firm implementing proprietary industry best practices for due diligence & acquisition of 3rd party semiconductor IP. SoC chip designers are now able to capture the full benefits of 3rd party semiconductor IP outsourcing. To schedule a discussion with Silicon-IP, Inc. founder Kurt Wolf please visit us at contact Silicon-IP, Inc.

About Silicon-IP, Inc.
Silicon-IP is the first & only independent outsourcing firm for Silicon-IP procurement and is dedicated to serving silicon design teams. The deliverables to semiconductor design teams include technical and quality due diligence & license negotiation of 3rd party IP. Silicon-IP provides even the smallest and newest design team with the same or better knowledge, insight, and implementation skills as enjoyed by the largest companies - but without the expensive cost of a dedicated, full-time team of technical and business professionals.

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