S2C's FPGA-based Rapid Prototyping Solution accelerates Novatek's SoC Hardware and Software Development
San Jose, CA – December 5, 2011 – S2C announced that Novatek has placed a significant repeat order for S2C's FPGA-based rapid SoC prototyping solutions. Novatek, the 11th largest fabless semiconductor supplier in the world, has been using S2C's prototyping solutions to accelerate their SoC hardware and software development since 2009.
HH Liu, Novatek's Director of iHome Division said: "we have been using S2C's FPGA-based prototyping solutions on a wide range of SoC designs. We find that their products are very robust and that their customer support is outstanding." Novatek is using a mixture of Altera-based and Xilinx-based FPGA prototyping products from S2C.
Mon-Ren Chene, S2C's Chairman and CTO said," Novatek is a good example of a company using our FPGA-based prototyping to shorten both hardware and software development times. This results in Novatek getting to market sooner than they would with their previous design and verification methodologies". FPGA-based prototyping lets developers verify their designs at or close to actual operating speeds in the target environment. Once the hardware design is stable, the prototypes can be used as high performance early software development platforms. FPGA-based prototyping can shave months off of a SoC development schedule.
Novatek spun-off from UMC and was established in 1997, specializing in Display total solution and Image Processing related products. The company is one of the largest FPD drivers and SoC suppliers in the world. Novatek currently ranked No. 2 among the fabless companies in Taiwan, and No. 11 in the world. For more information, please visit the company’s web site at www.novatek.com.tw.