"CAST's goal is to make IP practical for mainstream designers," said Hal Barbour president of CAST. "We are proud to support industry standards that help meet that goal. Use of the OCP socket allows us to increase IP reuse, shorten the design cycle, and as a result, makes IP more practical."
"CAST is a truly virtual organization with an international network of IP developers and distributors." said Ian Mackintosh, president OCP-IP. "We are proud to have leading IP providers, developers, and users such as CAST supporting our open industry standard."
About CAST, Inc.
CAST provides general purpose IP (gpIP), a broad range of popular and standards-based cores that includes processors, interfaces, and application-specific functions for multimedia and encryption. Designers use these cores so they can concentrate on the more unique, creative aspects of their system designs, or to quickly incorporate technology beyond their normal expertise.
Privately owned and operating since 1993 with a focus on making IP practical and affordable, the company has established a reputation for high-quality products, simple licensing, and responsive technical support. CAST is located near New York City, and works with an international network of IP developers and distributors. See www.cast-inc.com for core and company details.
The OCP International Partnership Association, Inc. (OCP-IP) was
formed in December 2001 to promote and support the open core protocol
(OCP) as the complete socket standard that ensures rapid creation and
integration of interoperable virtual components. In addition to
Sonics, Inc., the inventor of the OCP technology, OCP-IP's founding
members and initial Governing Steering Committee participants are:
NOK), Texas Instruments (NYSE:
TXN), MIPS Technologies
(NasdaqNM: MIPS), and United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE:
OCP-IP is a non-profit corporation focused on delivering the first
fully supported, openly licensed core-centric protocol that
comprehensively fulfills system-level integration requirements. The
OCP facilitates IP core reusability and reduces design time and risk,
along with manufacturing costs for SOC designs. For additional
background and membership information, visit
OCP-IP Ian Mackintosh, 650/938-2500 ext. 106 Email Contact or VitalCom Scott Seiden, 650/637-8212 ext. 208 Email Contact or CAST, Inc. Hal Barbour, 201/391-8300 ext. 111 Email Contact