Idea! Electronic Systems Selects Mixed-Signal IP from S3 Group for Digital TV ASIC

San Jose, 29th August, 2011 – S3 Group, a world leading provider of mixed-signal semiconductor IP solutions, today announced that Idea! Electronic Systems has licensed its mixed-signal IP for their Digital TV ASIC. S3 Group delivered a high performance ADC from its extensive mixed-signal IP portfolio. Idea! Electronic Systems, is an engineering design-house specialized in advanced electronic design for the telecommunication industry.

“S3 Group achieved first-time-right silicon and helped us to satisfy our customer’s demanding schedule and specifications relating to the Digital TV ASIC. The high performance of the ADC means that the customer can offer a superior product that will help drive the successful development of Digital TV products throughout South America. The key advantages of working with S3 Group are first-time-right silicon, best-in-class performance, on-time delivery and excellent integration support. Our partnership with S3 Group has enabled us to develop the most optimum ASIC solution for Digital TV” said Valdiney Pimenta, CEO, at Idea! Electronic Systems.

Commenting on S3 Group’s success at Idea! Electronic Systems, Dermot Barry, VP of Silicon BU at S3 Group, said “Idea! Electronic Systems is developing innovative solutions on advanced process nodes and we are very pleased to have enabled them to get to market quickly with the Digital TV ASIC, through the rapid and successful deployment of our leading edge mixed-signal IP.  We look forward to extending our working relationship further for their next ASIC developments. This is also our first IP license deal in Brazil and we believe that this will be a growth market for us in the future.”

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About S3 Group
S3 Group is the Connected Consumer Technology® Company, providing products and professional services to enable semiconductor companies, consumer electronics companies and healthcare providers to deliver next-generation devices, systems and services to consumers at home and on the move. For IC designers and product managers, S3 Group delivers a comprehensive portfolio of mixed-signal IP and design services for power-efficient single-chip systems. S3 Group’s mixed-signal IP includes a wide portfolio of high performance A/D and D/A converters, PLLs, Analog Front Ends (AFEs), RF Transceivers and other miscellaneous circuits which have been silicon proven at a number of merchant foundries (TSMC, UMC, Global Foundries, IBM, Tower, SMIC) at nodes ranging from 0.18um to 40nm. End markets served by S3 Group’s clients include WiFi, WiMAX, LTE, mobile and fixed digital broadcasting, DOCSIS, Digital Video, Digital Radio, Imaging and power-line communications.

S3 Group is also a leading provider of TV system software, via its TV Technology business.

Founded in 1986, S3 Group has design centers in Ireland (Dublin and Cork), Lisbon in Portugal, Wroclaw in Poland, Prague in the Czech Republic and San Jose in the USA, with sales offices and representatives globally. For further information please visitwww.s3group.com/silicon-ip.

Contact:
Dermot Barry, VP Silicon BU, S3 Group
Tel: +353.1.2911000 Email: dermot.barry(at)s3group.com
About Idea! Electronic Systems
Idea! Electronic Systems is an engineering design-house specialized in advanced electronic design for the telecommunication industry. It has for mission to provide high-quality design services on integrated circuit and embedded electronics.
Its portfolio includes a number of complex chip and system designs. Among others are DTV modulators (DVB-S, DVB-S2 and ISDB-T standards), a SoC solution for public payphones, and the first Brazilian commercial IC for Digital TV reception (ISDB-Tb).

IDEA design methodology is strongly based on established industry standards and best design practices, and is focused on a stringent IP-core verification and reuse process.
Contact:
Valdiney Pimenta, CEO, IDEA!
Tel: +55 19 33053813 Email: valdiney(at)idea-ip.com