S3 Group licenses custom ADC and DAC Solution to Avalent Technologies’ SoC Platforms

DUBLIN, May 7th, 2013 -- S3 Group, a global independent Mixed-Signal IP supplier and service provider of Analog, Mixed-Signal, RF, Power Management and professional System on Chip (SoC) services to OEMs, system vendors and semiconductor companies, today announced that it has licensed a custom ADC and DAC solution to Avalent Technologies for the development of their latest SoC.

Avalent Technologies, founded in 1999, is a leading SoC development and supply company. They are the SoC solution provider for Bluetooth, Networking, Media Encoders/Decoder, Printers and Wireless Devices. Their range of SoC Platform IP enables customers to obtain application optimized SoCs and thus access new markets and satisfy new demands.

“Choosing the right partner is critical to satisfying our customers need to provide first-time-right, on time solutions. S3 Group has proven itself to be a highly reliable, high quality design partner with excellent project management skills. S3 Group customized their IP to our exact and very demanding specification enabling us to get to volume production in the shortest possible time. The resulting SoC will enable our customers to benefit from additional functionality in market leading products at affordable rates” said Mazin Khurshid, VP of Engineering, Avalent.

“For customization projects we put huge emphasis on optimum design methodologies, strong adherence to design process and solid project management to ensure right first time silicon. This level of flexibility enables our customers to differentiate their end-products, reduce their design risk and accelerate their time-to-revenue. Avalent is recognized as a leading company in SoC solutions and has a reputation for high quality and high reliability. We look forward to building further on our successful relationship with them and growing our SoC customer base globally” said Dermot Barry, VP Silicon, S3 Group.

About S3 Group:

S3 Group delivers IP and professional services to OEMs, system vendors and semiconductor companies. The company is the longest serving independent service provider in the industry, building a wealth of experience and engineering expertise over the last 25 years. In addition to design services the company has a comprehensive portfolio of RF and mixed-signal IP. The IP portfolio includes high performance ADC and DAC converters, PLLs, Analog Front Ends (AFEs), Power Management, RF Transceivers and other miscellaneous circuits which have been silicon proven at a number of silicon foundries (TSMC, GlobalFoundries, UMC,  SMIC, IBM, Tower) at nodes ranging from 180nm to 40nm and below. Global end markets served by S3 Group clients include Wireless and Wireline Communications, Digital Broadcasting, Imaging, Solar, Green Energy and Industrial. Founded in 1986, S3 Group, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, focuses on three business areas: Semiconductor, TV Technology and Telehealth, and has development centers in Ireland, Poland, the Czech Republic and Portugal with sales offices and representatives worldwide. For further information please visit www.s3group.com/silicon and www.twitter.com/S3Group_Silicon

About Avalent Technologies:

Avalent's founding team of experienced SGI and Intel chip designers had a vision of creating a low-power, high-performance SoC solutions. Starting in 1999, Avalent's engineers have upheld this vision in every milestone. The net result over the last twelve years has been a series of SoC platform solutions enabling customer successful mass production products. With each SoC, the vision of providing flexible and superior SoC platforms to our customers has slowly become a reality. For more information, please visit www.Avalent.com


Dermot Barry,
VP Silicon, S3 Group
Tel.: +353 1 291 1000
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