News | October 19, 2007

Impinj Joins Chip Estimate's Prime IP Partner Program

Source: Impinj, Inc.

Impinj, Inc. and Chip Estimate Corp. announced recently that Impinj has joined the Chip Estimate Prime IP Partner Program. As a Prime IP Partner, Impinj is enabling centralized access to information about the company's semiconductor intellectual property (IP) at Impinj's IP products allow leading semiconductor companies to integrate nonvolatile memory (NVM) alongside analog and digital functionality on a single chip.

Embedded in more than 600 million chips from leading semiconductor companies, Impinj's AEON/MTP cores allow many more IC designs to leverage the benefits of multiple-time programmable (MTP) NVM in standard logic CMOS processes. Multiple-time programmable NVM provides significant system-chip design flexibility and testability advantages over one-time programmable NVM, including security key refresh capability, in-field user data configuration and in-field performance optimization. was launched in 2005 to provide comprehensive chip planning capabilities to the electronics and semiconductor community. In addition to the comprehensive IP catalog, designers can use the InCyte software available through the website to plan their next chips and explore die size, power, leakage and cost tradeoffs. Impinj IP can now be searched for and considered in chip estimations through the portal.

"Impinj is very pleased to be part of the Chip Estimate IP Partner Program," said Craig Zajac, product line manager at Impinj. "The portal provides a valuable resource for design engineers not only as a centralized IP catalog but also as a chip-level planning and estimation tool."

"The addition of Impinj IP, including its popular AEON family of rewriteable NVM products, is a significant enhancement to the IP catalog," commented Sean O'Kane, Vice President of Business Development for Chip Estimate. "Designers seeking IP for power management systems, digital rights management, wireless devices and high-performance applications now have a greater body of IP to consider."

A complete list of Chip Estimate IP partners can be seen at

About Impinj, Inc.
Impinj, Inc. is a semiconductor and RFID company whose patented Self-Adaptive Silicon technology enables two synergistic business lines: high-performance RFID solutions and semiconductor intellectual property (IP). Impinj is the leading technical innovator in developing UHF RFID solutions for both item-level and supply-chain tagging worldwide. Impinj draws on its technical expertise and industry partnerships to deliver the GrandPrix RFID solution comprising high-performance tags, readers, software, antennas, and systems integration. Impinj also licenses innovative IP products to leading semiconductor companies worldwide, allowing them to seamlessly integrate crucial nonvolatile memory (NVM) alongside analog and digital functionality on a single chip. Impinj's IP products include the popular AEON family of embeddable cores, which provide rewriteable NVM technology in logic CMOS manufacturing. For more information, visit

About Chip Estimate Corporation
Chip Estimate Corporation delivers integrated chip planning solutions, including the InCyte chip estimation systems in which IP and manufacturing process models are integrated for accurate chip estimation. Since the 2005 launch of, over 12,000 users have performed over 50,000 chip estimations with InCyte. Chip Estimate partners with leading IP vendors and semiconductor manufacturers who share the mission of early and accurate chip planning for our mutual customers' design success. For more information, please visit

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