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inSilica Announces Tape-Out of Its Next Generation Camera Processor with BA22 Embedded RISC Processor

Santa Clara, CA - December 10, 2009 - inSilica Inc., a leading developer of image processing application specific products for the high-volume mobile phone and camera market announced today that is has taped-out its next-generation image processor using the BA22 embedded processor from Beyond Semiconductor.
The new product is implemented in 65nm process technology, and includes extensive proprietary imaging and video processing technology from inSilica, as well as the BA22 32-bit embedded RISC processor. Engineering samples and evaluation kits with this product will be available to customers starting December 2009.

"We went from licensing the BA22 processor to tape-out in just five months," said Ram Rangarajan, VP of Imaging Products at inSilica. "After our announcement on July 9th, both the hardware and software teams got to work integrating the IP and starting software development. Despite our stringent requirements, integration and software development was straightforward. The BA22 has certainly met our goals."

Since all of inSilica's imaging products require low power design, special attention was paid to power management in the processor.  By using the extensive power management features of the BA22 Embedded processor, inSilica was able to build a product with several advanced features as well as lower power consumption.

The software development used Beyond Semiconductor's integrated tool suite, based on Eclipse and GNU software tools including GCC, GDB and Binutils. inSilica's software teams were able to simulate software versions using Beyond Semiconductor's simulator and hardware development platforms.

About inSilica: inSilica is a fabless semiconductor company with headquarters in California. The company was founded in 2003 with the mission to provide customized advanced SoC's by using the best-in-class IP, design methodology, test and development systems. The company is focused on high-volume, high-value custom and standard product opportunities in the areas of image and video capture, display, and print. The company develops innovative camera and video processors for a variety of consumer products.

The Company has offices in Slovenia and India, and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

About Beyond Semiconductor: Beyond Semiconductor is a privately held, fabless semiconductor IP company supplying embedded processor IP technology for digital consumer, networking, personal entertainment, communications and industrial applications.

Beyond Semiconductor's comprehensive product offering includes 32-bit embedded RISC/DSP processor with the highest code density in the industry, advanced software development tools, peripheral cores and complete reference platforms that enable Licensees to begin product development quickly.

Source: inSilica Inc.


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