DUBLIN – February 18th, 2013 – S3 Group , a global independent Mixed-Signal IP supplier and provider of Analog, Mixed-Signal, RF, Power Management and professional System-on-Chip (SoC) services to OEMs, system vendors and semiconductor companies, today announced the immediate availability of a number of new Mixed-Signal IP cores which have been developed and silicon proven during 2012. Each of these new cores is now in volume production with customers worldwide and includes the following blocks:

10-bit 125 Msps Pipeline ADC
SMIC 65nm LL

12-bit 54 Msps Pipeline ADC
TSMC 40nm G

DC/DC Converter
GF 180nm

10-bit 71Msps ADC
TSMC 55nm G

12-bit 54Msps ADC
TSMC 65nm LP

12-bit 300Msps DAC
GF 65nm LPe

250mA Voltage Regulator LDO
TSMC 65nm LP

Fractional PLL
TSMC 65nm LP

14-bit 19Msps Pipeline ADC
TSMC 180nm

RF Mixer
TSMC 180nm

The cores are being used in applications such as DVB-C2/S2 Demodulators, System Power Management Unit ICs, wireless and wireline communications, LTE and Satellite Transceivers. The majority of the IP blocks delivered by S3 Group typically leverage its existing extensive IP portfolio and customize these for specific customer requirements. S3 Group’s customization capability is based on proven design methodologies, strong adherence to design process and highly professional project management. These capabilities enable the company to efficiently and repeatedly deliver right-first-time analog, RF and Mixed-Signal components in silicon.
“We have a healthy obsession with delivering value and quality to our customers and gaining and maintaining their trust is of paramount importance to us. While 2012 was another excellent year for S3 Group, our world-class engineering team is committed to continuing the expansion of a high quality IP portfolio which can be easily integrated into SoCs and is ready for production,” commented Dermot Barry, VP Silicon BU, S3 Group. “Some of the world’s largest fabless semiconductor companies, as well as many ambitious start-ups trust S3 Group with the delivery of key Mixed-Signal IP cores and our ambition is to maintain our position as a leading independent supplier, while others exit the market. We look forward to announcing further innovations and successes over the coming quarters.”