Jan 25, 2017
San Jose, Calif. – January 25, 2017 – Sonics, Inc., the world’s foremost supplier of on-chip network (NoC) and power management technologies and services, today announced it will collaborate with GLOBALFOUNDRIES on energy processing unit (EPU) product development that leverages the power and performance optimization capabilities of the 22FDX® process technologies for the system-on-chip (SoC) design community. The collaboration seeks to raise the level of abstraction for SoC power control through the integration of 22FDX body-biasing techniques into Sonics’ comprehensive EPU products. Sonics will develop an extension of its EPU product line, based on the ICE-Grain™ Power Architecture, which supports GLOBALFOUNDRIES body-biasing library components to increase SoC performance, reduce SoC power consumption, and enable SoC designers to tightly tune margins for higher manufacturing yields. As part of the collaboration with GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Sonics has also joined the FDXcelerator™ Partner Program.