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Arasan Chip Systems Licenses the Compact Flash IP Core to Samsung Electronics.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Arasan Chip Systems, Inc. ("Arasan"), a leading supplier of reusable Intellectual Property (IP's) cores, has licensed its CompactFlash (CF) IP Core to Samsung Electronics, Korea. Arasan's IP will be used in a wide range of Samsung Products. Samsung had also licensed Arasan's SDIO Device Controller IP which has now been used in multiple designs. Arasan is the market leader in supplying the mobile memory interface design community with Reusable Intellectual Property that can be integrated easily and at lower cost on an ASIC or FPGA. Arasan produces IP products for the full range of interfaces including SD, SDIO, MMC, CE-ATA, NAND Flash and CompactFlash standards.

Arasan offers both the CF Host and CF Card IP Cores. The cores are readily available with interfaces like AHB, APB, 8051, and PCI. Custom interface services are also available.

"We know that Samsung, a repeat customer will be delighted with our silicon proven Compact Flash IP Core, as they have with the other IP licensed from us," said Richard Timpa, Vice President Worldwide Sales for Arasan. "We consistently provide IP to the highest quality standards, with unparalleled worldwide support, allowing companies like Samsung to rely on us for their SoC designs."

Arasan Chip Systems now has over 300 customer licensees worldwide.

About CompactFlash Controller

The Arasan CompactFlash IP Core is silicon proven and meets the complete CompactFlash (CF) and CF+ specification Version 2.0. There are two types of CompactFlash devices: CompactFlash Storage Cards (CF), and CF+ Cards. CF Cards consists only of common memory data storage whereas CF+ is expanded to include the I/O devices or magnetic disk data storage, depending on the specific application. This Controller implements supports both. It has an AMBA AHB bus side interface. It supports both master and slave operations. There are three basic modes of operation supported: (1) PC card ATA using I/O mode, (2) PC card ATA using memory mode, and (3) PC card ATA using memory and true IDE mode.

About CompactFlash

The CompactFlash storage card is an ultra-small, removable data storage system. The specification is defined and controlled by the CompactFlash Association. The CF+ part of the specification adds additional card functionality including magnetic disk drive data storage and I/O cards such as Ethernet, serial, fax/modem, digital phone card, USB, barcode scanner, Bluetooth, 802.11 wireless LAN, and wireless digital cell phone cards, CF+ slots that accept CompactFlash, magnetic disk drives or I/O cards can be found in many consumer and computer products. More information is available at

About Samsung

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (SEC) is one of the top-ten electronics manufacturers in the world and an acknowledged leader in the digital convergence revolution. Since its inception in 1969, SEC has successfully transitioned from an analog driven product line to a cutting-edge and award-winning digital innovator that is currently the world's number one manufacturer of CDMA cell phones, LCD and CRT monitors, DRAM memory chips and microwave ovens. With worldwide electronic product sales of $36.9 billion, over 75,000 employees in 87 facilities, and a global network in 47 countries, Samsung is truly a global giant and has been recognized as one of the world's Top 100 Brands by Business Week magazine.

About Arasan

Arasan Chip Systems, Inc. founded in 1995, is a leading supplier of Reusable Intellectual Property (IP's) cores, semiconductors and electronic design services. Arasan's product portfolio is focused on Bus Interfaces and includes IP's for USB 1.1 & 2.0, PCI, SDIO and CE-ATA technologies. Arasan's products and services enable businesses to develop and leverage product design and development. Arasan Chip Systems has been an executive member of SD Card Association since 2001, MMCA since 2003 and CE-ATA since 2004. Arasan is headquartered in San Jose, California, with design centers in India and support options available in Taiwan, China & Europe.


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