ChipStart and Digital Core Design Partner to Bring the Power of Innovation to the Market

Leading Semiconductor IP Provider adds DCD’s microcontroller, serial interface, LCD and peripheral controller IP to comprehensive suite of IP for ASIC and Fabless Semiconductor Companies

SAN FRANCISCO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 15, 2012 — ChipStart, LLC, a leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property (SIP), and Digital Core Design (DCD), an intellectual property and System-on-a-Chip (SoC) design house, are partnering to bring the power of innovation to the market through a joint relationship. The relationship will involve the sale, marketing and worldwide distribution of DCD’s products and capabilities through ChipStart’s extensive development and sales channel.

“We are extremely pleased to be in a position to take advantage of DCD’s intimate knowledge of the market and to be able to offer their extensive category of products and services,” said Howard Pakosh, president and chief executive officer, ChipStart. “By officially recognizing this partnership, we are continuing to grow our capabilities and services giving our customers the tools necessary to develop next generation technologies.”

“DCD is looking forward to expanding the relationship with ChipStart and its team, we feel that their experience and customer base will drive our products at an accelerated rate in the marketplace and we look forward to expanding our footprint globally,” said Jacek Hanke, President, Digital Core Design. “The innovativeness of our products with the innovativeness of ChipStart’s strategy is the perfect fit for what we are trying to accomplish.”

Digital Core Design, based in Bytom, Poland, has been a provider of semiconductor intellectual property since 1999 and is considered an expert in IP core architecture improvements. The company has over 500 licensees and has sold to over 200 customers worldwide. With the ChipStart relationship, the company believes that the extension of its product strength will continue to accelerate its role in the market by taking advantage of ChipStart’s customer base for its 8-bit and 16-bit controllers and other interface IP.

About ChipStart

ChipStart is a semiconductor intellectual property solution company based in Palo Alto, California. ChipStart provides sales, marketing, and support engagement solutions for companies that commerce third party semiconductor intellectual property, high quality pre-verified subsystem solutions, and support design services for ASIC and fabless semiconductor companies. ChipStart solutions are used as critical components of communications, consumer and computing products including switches, routers, modems, cellular phones, set-top boxes, HDTVs, DVD players and PCs. For more information, see

About Digital Core Design (DCD)

DCD is a leading Intellectual Property (IP) Core provider and System-on-Chip (SoC) design house based in Poland, European Union. The company provides Verilog and VHDL high quality synthesizable IP Cores of processors and microcontrollers, bus interfaces, arithmetic coprocessors and components. What distinguishes DCD from other IP Core providers is the Power of Intellectual Property goes together with the Power of Innovation. That's the key to its unique solutions - a combination of customers' application know-how with almost two decades of its own design methodology reinforced with IP Cores and System-on-Chip knowledge.


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