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Korea’s Leading Fabless Semiconductor Company Selects Sonics for Mobile Digital Multimedia Product

Sonics, Inc.®, a premier supplier of intelligent on-chip communications solutions, said today that its SonicsMX product has been selected by Core Logic as part of the company’s chip design for a multimedia product with HD video. Core Logic expects to ship its design by end of Q4 2010.

The selection of SonicsMX provides Core Logic a full-featured, high-speed on-chip network that simplifies SoC design. SMX provides a “socket-based” interface that allows isolation of each core in the system making it easy to integrate IP cores with different interfaces from multiple vendors. It also provides advanced data flow services including quality-of-service (QoS), error management and data security.

“We looked at a number of options for the design of our semiconductor, but none could match the optimal blend of performance and ease of integration advantages that SonicsMX could,” said Jae-Young Jang, Director of SoC Development Team. “This design is the first in what we hope is a long collaboration and will help us continue our market edge as a global leader in digital IC design.”

“This agreement with Core Logic is further evidence of our commitment to providing best-of-breed solutions for the mobile multimedia and HD video markets,” said Jack Browne, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our products are well-suited for semiconductor leaders, such as Core Logic, who strive for design reuse, top performance and a faster time-to-market. We look forward to working with Core Logic as the company expands its award-winning product portfolio for digital consumer devices.”

SonicsMX provides multimedia device designers a tested and established solution that gives them the design edge needed to compete in the highly competitive consumer market.

About Core Logic

Founded in 1998, Core Logic has been one of the leading Korean fabless companies in the growing digital entertainment and imaging markets. With leading technologies combined with strong expertise in IC design, Core Logic has grown into a worldwide leader in developing and delivering mobile multimedia solutions.

The company's business areas consist of mobile handset business, where its leading-edge mobile SoC technologies are created for handsets, and mobile digital consumer business, where various multimedia functions are realized in a broad portfolio of digital devices. For more information please visit, www.corelogic.co.kr.

About Sonics

Sonics, Inc. is a pioneer of network-on-chip (NoC) technology and today offers SoC designers the largest portfolio of intelligent, on-chip communications solutions. Sonics’ products optimize memory access, seamlessly manage on-chip network traffic, accelerate system performance and reduce power consumption in SoCs with advanced voice, data and video features—including those found in home entertainment, networking, wireless, and mobile devices. With a broad array of silicon-proven IP, Sonics helps designers eliminate memory bottlenecks associated with complex, high-speed SoC design, streamline and unify data flows and solve persistent network challenges in embedded systems with multiple cores. As the leading supplier of on-chip communications networks for the embedded market, Sonics has enabled its customers to ship more than 750 million units worldwide. Founded in 1996, Sonics is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif. with offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.sonicsinc.com and www.sonicsinc.com/blog.

Sonics, Inc. and the company's logo are registered trademarks of Sonics, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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