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Arteris and YOGITECH Announce Strategic Partnership Enabling ISO 26262 Compliant Advanced Automotive Systems-on-Chip

Integration of Arteris FlexNoC Resilience Package and YOGITECH faultRobust Technology Enables More Efficient ISO 26262 and ASIL Compliance



CAMPBELL, Calif. and PISA, Italy, Feb. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arteris Inc., the inventor and only supplier of silicon-proven commercial network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect IP solutions, and YOGITECH S.p.A., the leader in functional safety verification tooling and solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to help semiconductor design teams develop automotive and industrial systems-on-chip (SoCs) more effectively. The two industry-leading companies are teaming up to integrate their products to enable SoC vendors to more easily implement and assess functional safety requirements in complex chips.

The explosion of features developed in mobile phone and consumer electronics markets is now enabling new automotive features such as Advance Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and dedicated functional safety control units. As these automotive SoCs become larger and more complex, they are becoming harder to develop in accordance with ISO 26262 functional safety standards and to assess their compliance with automotive safety integrity levels (ASIL).

The Arteris and YOGITECH partnership will address these issues by providing SoC design teams:

  • A quantitative and qualitative functional safety assessment of the Arteris FlexNoC interconnect IP and the FlexNoC Resilience Package
  • A set of ISO 26262 deliverables for a series of SoC reference designs, which can then be used as a starting point in the preparation of ISO 26262 work products for Arteris FlexNoC Resilience Package users implementing custom designs
  • An Arteris FlexNoC Safety Verification Component for use with the YOGITECH Safety Designer Tool Suite and the Safety Verifier Tool Suite.

YOGITECH and Arteris will extend this offering to the IEC 61508 standard, addressing safety-related industrial markets such as robotic systems.

"The fruits of this YOGITECH and Arteris partnership will help the automotive and semiconductor industries to more quickly implement in silicon the complex features required for autonomous driving systems," said Silvano Motto, President and CEO of YOGITECH. "Using fRMethodology, designers can determine the best combination of hardware and software to achieve functional safety goals. Implementing functional safety features in silicon offers many advantages over software-only approaches by enabling less complexity, pre-characterized quality and more semiconductor vendor control over the system-wide functional safety feature implementations."

"The Arteris FlexNoC Resilience Package has established itself as the easiest way to assemble complex automotive SoCs, and YOGITECH's faultRobust technology is at the forefront of automating the functional safety verification of chips," said K. Charles Janac, President and CEO of Arteris. "This combination of YOGITECH and Arteris technology will enable faster development of a new generation of smart automotive SoCs, with more advanced embedded vision, artificial intelligence and communications in our joint effort to support the goal of the self-driving car."

About Arteris

Arteris, Inc. provides Network-on-Chip interconnect IP and tools to accelerate System-on-Chip semiconductor (SoC) assembly for a wide range of applications. Rapid semiconductor designer adoption by customers such as Samsung, Altera, and Texas Instruments has resulted in Arteris being the only semiconductor IP company to be ranked in the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists in 2012 and 2013. Customer results obtained by using the Arteris product line include lower power, higher performance, more efficient design reuse and faster SoC development, leading to lower development and production costs. More information can be found at www.arteris.com.

About YOGITECH

YOGITECH S.p.A., based in Pisa, Italy, was founded in 2000 and is a leading provider of services and solutions to silicon vendors and system integrators to help them meet their functional safety challenges in different safety application domains like automotive, industrial, medical and railway.

Arteris, FlexNoC and the Arteris logo are trademarks of Arteris. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Kurt Shuler Arteris, Inc. +1 408-470-7300 kurt.shuler@arteris.com Daniela Gravino YOGITECH S.p.A. +39 050-86351 daniela.gravino@yogitech.com

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