Donovan, John
September 2006
Portable Design;Sep2006, Vol. 12 Issue 9, p8
The article focuses on integrating intellectual property(IP) acquired from several vendors into system designs. It states that small business enterprises often encounter problem in customizing intellectual properties that they bought or licensed to fit their needs. Fabless Semiconductor Association chairman Jim Ensell classifies IPs into functional, physical and infrastructure IPs. He emphasizes his commission's effort in assuring the quality of IPs that comes from various third-party vendors and aid purchasers in assessing risks in buying IPs.


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