I&C Technology Selects Mixed-Signal IP from S3 for Mobile TV SoC

SAN JOSE, Calif. & SEOUL, Korea—(BUSINESS WIRE)—February 9, 2009— Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3), a leading provider of mixed-signal semiconductor IP solutions, today announced that I&C Technology, a South-Korean supplier of innovative multi-standard System-on-Chips (SoCs) for Mobile TV, has licensed S3's mixed-signal IP for their leading-edge mobile TV SoC. The SoCs are now in volume production for the Korean mobile TV market and integrated into market-leading mobile phone devices. As part of the deal, S3 designed and delivered the world’s lowest power 90nm ADC for mobile TV applications to I&C Technology. This ADC IP was developed by S3’s engineers based in their design center in Lisbon, Portugal.

"S3 achieved first-time-right silicon and helped us to enter volume production within nine months of their IP delivery. The ultra low power attributes of this ADC IP mean that we can offer mobile handset manufacturers the lowest power SoC solution in the market, a key issue for the device market. The key advantages of working with S3 are first-time-right silicon, best-in-class performance, on-time delivery and excellent integration support. Our partnership with S3 has enabled us to develop the most optimum SoC solution for Mobile TV," said Gea Ok Cho, CTO, at I&C Technology.

Commenting on S3's success at I&C Technology, Mike Murray, General Manager for Mixed Signal IP at S3, said "We are very pleased to have enabled I&C Technology to get to market quicker with its T-DMB product through the rapid and successful deployment of our leading edge mixed-signal IP and we look forward to extending our working relationship further for their next SoC developments".

S3 has grown its portfolio of silicon proven mixed-signal IP significantly since it acquired Acacia Semiconductor S.A., a developer of high-performance data converter IP based in Portugal, last year. S3 has also increased its client base, most notably in the Asian market.

About Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3):

S3 is the Connected Consumer Technology Company, providing products and professional services to enable semiconductor companies, consumer electronics companies and healthcare providers to deliver next-generation devices, systems and services to consumers at home and on the move. For IC designers and product managers, S3 delivers a comprehensive portfolio of mixed-signal IP and design services for power-efficient single-chip systems. S3’s mixed-signal IP includes a wide portfolio of high performance A/D and D/A converters, PLLs, Analog Front Ends (AFEs) and other miscellaneous circuits which have been silicon proven at a number of merchant foundries (TSMC, UMC, Chartered, IBM, Tower, SMIC) at nodes ranging from 0.18um to 65nm. End markets served by S3 clients include WiFi, WiMAX, LTE, mobile and fixed digital broadcasting, DOCSIS, Digital Video, Imaging and power-line communications.

S3 is also a leading provider of mobile DTV client software, via its TV Technology business.

Founded in 1986, S3 has design centers in Ireland (Dublin and Cork), Lisbon in Portugal, Wroclaw in Poland, Prague in the Czech Republic and San Jose in the USA, with sales offices and representatives globally. For further information please visit www.s3group.com/silicon-ip.

About I&CT

I&C Technology Co., Ltd is a leading fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets innovative integrated circuit solutions for the mobile TV, STB (Set Top Box) industry. With its proven CMOS radio frequency (RF) and SOC expertise, I&CT provides state-of-the-art CMOS RF receiver and CMOS single-chip T DMB digital receivers and other SOC solutions serving different mobile TV stanadrd supporting handset manufacturers while reducing component cost, lowering power consumption and offering a smaller footprint.

I&CT holds major market share in T DMB market and develop multi standard mobile TV SoC.

For more information please visit http://www.inctech.co.kr/

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