Renesas Expands Access to Robust Portfolio of IP Licenses

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Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced it is expanding access to its extensive portfolio of intellectual property (IP) licenses that allow designers to meet a broad range of customized customer requirements in a rapidly changing industry.

Renesas has incorporated a broad range of IP into its microcontrollers (MCUs) and system on chip (SoC) products spans, including central processing unit (CPU) IP, communication interface IP, timer IP, memory IP, and analog IP. Effective today, Renesas is offering customers access to the most highly sought assets from its IP portfolio. The first batch of offerings will consist of over 40 licenses, including CPU cores (RX, SH, etc.), timer IP for motor applications, USB cores, and SRAM. More licenses will be offered moving forward in response to demand.

“As a leading global semiconductor supplier with deep manufacturing expertise, Renesas brings its unique perspective to the IP market with a broad portfolio of semiconductor IP assets,” said Hiroyuki Kondo, Vice President of Shared R&D Division 1, Renesas Electronics Corporation. “This completely open initiative offers manufacturers of assembled products and fabless semiconductor companies access trusted IP that allows them to accelerate software development cycles and develop customized semiconductors more quickly, dramatically speeding up technological innovation worldwide”, he added.

Previously, Renesas provided IP assets to select customers. The new effort to expand IP sales marks Renesas’ entry to the IP licensing market, which is growing at a rate of over 10 percent a year and is expected to be worth around a trillion yen in 2025. Renesas aims to achieve sales of more than ten billion yen in 2025. Moving forward, Renesas intends to capture and expand growth in the IP market by offering customers the ability to customize their IP, as well as by licensing existing IP assets.

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