Sonics, Inc.  Corporate Overview August 2011  © Sonics 2010.  All rights reserved
Driving SoC Innovation in Key Markets Mobile & Automotive  Consumer Entertainment &  Home Networking  Enterprise & Wireless
System-Level Technology for Advanced SoCs 1+ Billion Chips Shipped with Sonics Technology <ul><li>High-growth technology L...
Industry Leader in System-Level IP <ul><li>Answering the Challenge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help designers integrate entire s...
Industry Leadership and Innovation Sonics Cumulative Shipments (M#) Sonics Patent Properties <ul><li>Invents Open Core Pro...
Global R&D / Worldwide Support
Sonics – A Snapshot <ul><li>Continued Profitability & Growth • World’s #1 On-chip network IP company  (Gartner) </li></ul>...
Challenge: SoC Architecture Trends Distributed Heterogeneous Architectures System On Chip <ul><li>Massive feature integrat...
Sonics Advanced Product Roadmap
Sonics Development Environment
Advanced NoC Solutions <ul><ul><li>High-speed, low latency: SonicsSX, SonicsLX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High-speed sched...
Strong Ecosystem Drives Success •  Enabling customers to bring the latest ARM cores to market (A5, A9, A15, and more) •  E...
Sonics – Leader in SoC Integration <ul><li>Sonics enables designers to integrate any IP from anywhere, anytime  </li></ul>...
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  • Sonics is the heart of system-on-a-chip. We are the Leader, Innovator, the Inventor – of Interconnect Intellectual Property. Our Interconnect IP works like a micronetwork, connecting the various elements used to process video, voice or data in a system chip. We license our Interconnect IP to Semiconductor Manufacturers and Consumer Electronics OEMS on a royalty basis. We have built a profitable company Whether its cellphone chips from Texas Instruments, WiFi chips from Broadcom, or Digital Television chips from Samsung, we are proud to say that our customers have shipped more than 300 million chips with “Sonics Inside.”
  • Our company started originally as an ASIC company – but the first challenge we saw was how to connect IP from so many different sources with differing bus interfaces etc. As we worked to solve this problem, we say the opportunity to be an IP company with solutions for these and other SoC design challenges. We are the only IP provider with a full range of on-chip communications network IP that addresses the complete range of SoC markets. We do this with a standard GUI (Graphical User Interface) that enables architect’s to define the system, obtaining both SystemC and RTL that is right be design. The resultant IP block is one of the most configurable IP products offered by any company, yet right be design. Over 100 of the most demanding design have been done by about 2 dozen of the most demanding customers in the world. This includes 6 of the top 10 semiconductor companies. And the complete solution means our customers have an infrastructure to take care of the requirements today and tomorrow with our ongoing R&amp;D efforts sustained by our onging business. We are recognized as the #1 IP company providing interconnect IP for the on-chip communications network used to connect IP blocks on an SoC.
  • 104 patent properties, Feb 10, 2011
  • 1QCY2010 availability of next design environment; same capabilities but based on open standards (Eclipse and IP-XACT) IP-XACT defines metadata to convey info from one design environment to other – e.g Interconnect definition provides key abstraction data used by EDA tools to obtain better results Demonstrated interoperability at DAC with Magillem (working with ST) and Atrenta From Left Can use Sonics Design cockpit or another (Magillem, Atrenta, In-house?) Easy to add IP (ST cores, or ST customer cores) Tools can be provided by Sonics or integrated from others Sonics working with ST AST in complementary and collaborative environment – offering openness to enable ST to add own capabilities with architecture license – use what we have to supplement what is needed to get Spidergon enabled SoC’s to market
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    1. 1. Sonics, Inc. Corporate Overview August 2011 © Sonics 2010. All rights reserved
    2. 2. Driving SoC Innovation in Key Markets Mobile & Automotive Consumer Entertainment & Home Networking Enterprise & Wireless
    3. 3. System-Level Technology for Advanced SoCs 1+ Billion Chips Shipped with Sonics Technology <ul><li>High-growth technology Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Headquartered in Silicon Valley </li></ul><ul><li>Pioneer of on-chip network IP </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced memory subsystems </li></ul>
    4. 4. Industry Leader in System-Level IP <ul><li>Answering the Challenge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help designers integrate entire systems onto one piece of silicon and connect any third party IP on-chip </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Proven Technology for 15 years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>>1 Billion units shipped </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>>150 designs taped out </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Key Designs with Semi Leaders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7 of top 10 SoC semi companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 of top 10 systems companies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pioneering Technology Leader </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pioneer and World’s #1 supplier of on-chip networks for advanced SoCs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highest efficiency memory subsystems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Market Leader </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leading supplier of on-chip networks in digital entertainment, wireless segments </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Industry Leadership and Innovation Sonics Cumulative Shipments (M#) Sonics Patent Properties <ul><li>Invents Open Core Protocol (OCP) </li></ul>1996 Sep 2010 <ul><li>MemMax AMP delivered </li></ul>Sep 2010 <ul><li>Licensee SoC tape out with >200 cores </li></ul>Nov 2009 <ul><li>SNAP delivered – Sonics Network for AMBA Protocol </li></ul>2008 <ul><li>SSX delivered: IMT multi-channel memory enhancing TSV memory performance </li></ul>2006 <ul><li>SLX delivered: focus - lower cost SoCs </li></ul>2004 <ul><li>Rapid royalty growth </li></ul>2002 <ul><li>MemMax & S3220 delivered </li></ul>2001 <ul><li>OCP-IP organization co-founded w/ Nokia, TI, MIPS, and UMC </li></ul>1998 <ul><li>Silicon Backplane delivered </li></ul>1996 <ul><li>SONICS (Systems On ICs) founded </li></ul>
    6. 6. Global R&D / Worldwide Support
    7. 7. Sonics – A Snapshot <ul><li>Continued Profitability & Growth • World’s #1 On-chip network IP company (Gartner) </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent profitability/strong growth last 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>Products & Licensees: </li></ul><ul><li>• Largest on-chip network product portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>>150 solutions in market </li></ul><ul><li>• >1B total units shipped to customers </li></ul>Experienced Engineering Teams with Global Design Centers • Milpitas, CA • Chicago, IL (New!) • Yerevan, Armenia • Taipei, Taiwan (New!)
    8. 8. Challenge: SoC Architecture Trends Distributed Heterogeneous Architectures System On Chip <ul><li>Massive feature integration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Driven largely by Moore’s Law (supply) and convergence (demand) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Distributed architectures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher scalability (and independence) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing memory </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multiple processors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Multicore) CPU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DSP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special purpose (MPEG, GFX, …) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Distributed DMA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Removes centralized DMA bottleneck </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplifies driver software integration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increasing software complexity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Re-use with multiple platform SoCs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broader end use market coverage per SoC with software programmability </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Sonics Advanced Product Roadmap
    10. 10. Sonics Development Environment
    11. 11. Advanced NoC Solutions <ul><ul><li>High-speed, low latency: SonicsSX, SonicsLX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High-speed scheduler for optimized DRAM access: MemMax </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High-efficiency AMBA connections: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SNAP </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MemMax AMP </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross clock domains: SonicsExpress (GALS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spans long distances with low gate count: Sonics3320 </li></ul></ul>Complex SoC Using Sonics Products Complete range of on-chip networks for every SoC
    12. 12. Strong Ecosystem Drives Success • Enabling customers to bring the latest ARM cores to market (A5, A9, A15, and more) • Early adopter of AMBA® 4 and AXI4 communications specification <ul><li>• Broad partnership: OVM, design flows </li></ul><ul><li>Denali DDR controller enabled at multiple customers </li></ul>• Sonics enables integration of a broad range of MIPS processors (1074K, 1004K, 74K, M14K, and more) • Broad partnership: VMM, verification IP • Synopsys memory controller reseller <ul><li>• TSMC Open Innovation Platform Partner </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Flow 12 partner: On-chip networks for fabless semiconductor customers </li></ul>
    13. 13. Sonics – Leader in SoC Integration <ul><li>Sonics enables designers to integrate any IP from anywhere, anytime </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy IP re-use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connecting third party IP/subsystems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Total system approach: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intelligent memory scheduling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optimal power-aware designs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software drivers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data flow services: QoS, Security firewalls </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Worldclass, multi-site engineering team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Largest resource base of on-chip network engineers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Commanding presence in digital entertainment, mobile and wireless </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7 of top 10 semiconductor companies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Results: >1B units shipped </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TTM improved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Right by design </li></ul></ul>

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