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Arteris is a venture-funded semiconductor intellectual property (IP) company based in Sunnyvale, California, and Paris France. Its specialty is system on chip interconnect IP and interchip link IP based on network-on-chip technology.

History
The Company was founded in February, 2003, near Paris, France. Its founders are Philippe Boucard, Cesar Douady, and Alain Fanet [1]. Arteris is a private company backed by a group of international investors including ARM Holdings, Crescendo Ventures, DoCoMo Capital, Qualcomm Incorporated, Synopsys, TVM Capital, and Ventech.

The Company's Silicon Valley office was opened in San Jose in 2007, and moved to Sunnyvale, California, in 2010. Its Korea office was opened in 2010. Arteris’ first year of cash flow positive operations was 2010.

Arteris FlexNoC is for SoC interconnects with low latency and high throughput requirements.

Arteris FlexWay is for design teams who use a multilayer AMBA AHB bus but are looking for a scalable solution.

Technology
The company’s technology focus is using networking techniques, called network on chip technology, to carry information between the distributed IP blocks on and between systems on chip. The technology separates the communication protocol layer from the hardware transport layer making independent operation of each layer easier. By using data packetization and IP links of selectable bit widths, the technology allows a system on chip to have fewer internal wires while meeting the same or better latency or bandwidth requirements.

Customers
Customers that have publicly stated they use Arteris products include:
  • Texas Instruments – TI uses Arteris NoC interconnect IP in its OMAP 4 processors.
  • Qualcomm
  • Samsung
  • LG
  • Renesas
  • NTT Electronics
  • Pixelworks
  • Ceva
  • Mobilieye
  • Nethra
  • STMicroelectronics


Company name
Arteris is a play on the word “arteries,” which are the blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart.

Industry Recognition
  • Red Herring 100 - Global 100 Private Companies Award, January 2011
  • MIT Technology Review "10 Private Companies to Watch" 2010, May 2010
  • EE Times 60 Emerging Startups, February 2009
  • World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer 2008, November 2007


Senior management
K. Charles Janac was appointed CEO in June 2005
Co-founder Philippe Boucard is the Senior Director of IP Development.

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