Intel buys NetSpeed


The NetSpeed team is joining Intel’s Silicon Engineering Group (SEG) led by Jim Keller.

NetSpeed co-founder and CEO, Sundari Mitra (pictured centre front row) will continue to lead her team as an Intel vice president reporting to Keller.

“The challenge is synthesizing a broader set of IP blocks for optimal performance while reining in design time and cost,” says Keller, “NetSpeed’s proven network-on-chip technology addresses this challenge.”

Founded in 2011, NetSpeed provides scalable, coherent, network-on-chip (NoC) IP to SoC designers. NetSpeed’s NoC tool automates SoC front-end design and generates programmable, synthesizable high-performance and efficient interconnect fabrics.

Intel expects to honour NetSpeed’s existing customer contracts, but NetSpeed will become an internal asset.

As SoCs grow more complex and as new fabrication processes explode the number of design rules, architects are increasingly utilizing front-end tools like NetSpeed’s to automate the design and validation process.

NetSpeed’s technology helps architects estimate and optimize SoC performance in advance of manufacturing through a system-level approach, user-driven automation and state-of-the-art algorithms.



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