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Texas Instruments Announces Availability of Denali's DatabahnTM DDR Controller IP to TI ASIC Customers

Dec 14, 2005

DALLAS (December 14, 2005) -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced an agreement with Denali Software, Inc., to provide TI ASIC customers with configurable memory controller intellectual property (IP) designs for interfacing with DRAM memory. The partnership addresses the need for high-quality DRAM controllers that are configurable to meet application-specific requirements for performance and power in a wide variety of system designs. TI customers benefit by gaining access to Denali's latest generation of DatabahnTM memory controller IP, a key design block, which optimizes the interface between complex IC chips and DDR-DRAM memory devices. 
"DDR memory systems have emerged as a critical design requirement for our ASIC customers, and our partnership with Denali allows TI to continue to provide our customers with exceptional IP, clearing the path for efficient DDR memory deployment," said Steve Sutton, vice president of TI's ASIC business unit. "Denali has a proven track record in delivering DDR memory solutions that improve performance, and accelerate turnaround times for complex IC designs."
Through the multi-year agreement, TI ASIC customers gain access to Denali's DDR memory controller IP, including configurable memory controller logic. The Databahn DDR memory controllers offer a powerful, multi-port solution with configurable features and functionality to satisfy a wide range of system performance requirements. Databahn controllers are compliant with all the latest DDR1, DDR2 and mobile DDR memory devices, and are currently licensed for use in more than 170 designs, with 65 designs now in production silicon.
"Chip designers are increasingly turning to proven IP to meet their DDR memory system requirements," said Brian Gardner, vice president of IP products for Denali. "This agreement underscores TI's commitment to enable their customers achieve reliable and flexible system designs. Our goal with Databahn is to provide a solid roadmap of IP that enables customers to efficiently deploy DDR memory systems, and we are pleased to be working with TI to achieve this."