Perceptia Devices Appoints Vector and SMC as its Korean Representatives

Scotts Valley, CA, June 29, 2017 – Perceptia Devices, Inc., a Silicon Valley provider of PLL and RFID IP cores, announced today that it has appointed Vector Co., of Dae-Jeon, and SMC Co., of Seoul, as its representatives for Korea. Both Vector and SMC will promote the full lines of IP and Perceptia’s IC design services to the Korean market.

To prevent customer confusion, SMC and Vector have agreed to a customer assignment procedure that is based on personal relationships rather than on geography. Both companies are active and have satisfied customers in all parts of the country. “I am very pleased with the level of professionalism that I see with them, and their enthusiasm to make our technology easily available for customers within their portfolios” said Andy Grouwstra, CEO of Perceptia. “In this business, success doesn’t only depend on the technical quality of a product, but also on the efforts of all those involved to make sure that the path towards integration, verification, and volume production is as smooth as possible. Even with the best prepared IP, you cannot just ‘throw it over the wall’ and assume that the receiving team will know precisely how to avoid issues. As the person who owns the customer relationship, a knowledgeable and personable representative is key to success.”

Perceptia has offices in Scotts Valley, California, and Sydney, Australia. Perceptia is the only IP provider offering digital PLLs and is a leading innovator in this field. Where analog PLLs have run out of steam on advanced semiconductor process nodes, and are increasingly sensitive to variations in the process, voltage, and temperature, digital PLLs are an order of magnitude smaller, and show rock-solid performance. Perceptia’s ULP expertise from designing RFID and pacemaker chips further helps to make its PLLs stand out. Its UHF RFID tag IC, thanks to its extreme power-saving features, has a sensitivity that allows it to be read at almost 10 meters distance, without requiring a battery.

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Perceptia Joins GlobalFoundries FDXcelerator™ Program to Bring PLL Technology to Portable Devices

Scotts Valley, California – May 25, 2017 – Perceptia Devices, Inc., a developer of innovative phase-locked loop (PLL) and timing technology, today announced that it has joined GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ FDXcelerator™ Partner Program, an expanding FD-SOI ecosystem to enable faster, broader deployment of the foundry’s 22FDX® and 12 FDX™ FD-SOI processes that support IoT, mobile, and wireless applications.

Most SoCs require several stable, reliable clock frequencies to time and sync the different blocks in the system. Perceptia’s innovative all-digital PLL technology offers precise, cost-effective solutions for generating the clocks in today’s electronic systems. As a member of the Partner Program, Perceptia will provide PLL IP and complementary design solutions for GF’s 22FDX® process technology designed to meet customer needs for tighter design and layout rules for high speed clock generation and support applications.

“Perceptia has PLLs ranging from basic logic clocking circuits to ultra-low-jitter circuits, and we are excited to bring this technology to GF’s 22FDX™ FD-SOI, the most promising foundry technology for various applications,” said Andy Grouwstra, Perceptia’s CEO and president. “Perceptia’s PLL IP and design solutions complement GF’s 22FDX™ FD-SOI capabilities, enabling customers to leverage ultra low-power, low-cost designs for IoT and connected applications. We expect exceptional results from combining what we believe to be the best technology from both companies.”

“22FDX is gaining momentum as the platform of choice for IoT, mobile, and wireless applications, and with more than 20 partners in our FDXcelerator program, we now have the largest FD-SOI IP and services community that is committed to deliver FDX technology,” said Alain Mutricy, senior vice president of Product Management at GF. “By partnering with innovative companies such as Perceptia, we are providing greater choice and flexibility for IP and design services that best match the customer needs and go-to-market approaches.”

GF’s FDXcelerator Program brings together selected partners to integrate their products or services into validated, plug-and-play design solutions, giving customers access to a broad set of quality offerings specific to 22FDX technology. The program’s open framework enables members to minimize development time and cost while simultaneously leveraging the inherent power and performance advantages of FDX technology.

About Perceptia Devices
Perceptia Devices, Inc. is a Silicon Valley-based IP and design services provider, focused on high-speed and ultra-low-power mixed-signal semiconductor designs. Its specialization and innovation in all-digital PLLs, a distinction from its competitors, allows it to steadily build a portfolio of proprietary and patented architectures and circuits that bring value to demanding applications. Perceptia is privately owned and self-funded. For more information, visit www.perceptia.com.

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