Nazomi Collaboration With Infineon Technologies Brings Java Platform Acceleration To TriCore Processor Evaluation Board

1/29/2003 - Nazomi, the inventor of universal and scalable solutions for boosting the performance of applications running on the Java Platform, announced a collaboration with Infineon Technologies (FSE/NYSE: IFX) that will speed the development of new electronic systems with multimedia capability, such as automotive infotainment and wireless communications devices based on Infineon's TriCoreTM Unified Processor Architecture.

Infineon and Nazomi have integrated Nazomi's JA108 Universal Accelerator chip for multimedia applications and the Java Platform with a reference evaluation board for TriCore architecture designs, providing a platform for system and software design.

"Tests of the JA108 with our TriCore evaluation platform show a 24X improvement in Java code performance using the ECM benchmark, and demonstrate the value of a co-processor design approach for embedded Java applications," said Steve Burns, Director of Marketing for 32-bit MCU cores at Infineon Technologies. "With increasing adoption of Java-based applications in key markets for the TriCore architecture, this development platform will help drive design wins for embedded systems using TriCore-based microcontrollers and systems-on-chip."

"Acceleration of multimedia and Java applications will help to drive innovation in new embedded system designs from wireless mobile phones to automotive telematics and infotainment systems," said Jay Kamdar, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Marketing at Nazomi. "With a powerful design platform combining the high-performance TriCore architecture and the JA108, system designers now will be able to develop Java-enabled products with unsurpassed performance and capabilites."

Infineon will make the Java-accelerated TriCore reference platform available as a version of its existing TriCore Starter Kit development system. The platform includes the TriCore-based TC1920 Telematics Controller with system memory and I/O features optimized for automotive infotainment applications, such as entry-level navigation systems, Internet radios, emergency call systems, cellular module control, and speech recognition and processing.

The JA108 serves as a dedicated co-processor to execute Java bytecode instructions quickly and power-efficiently, accelerating Java software execution by up to 200X depending on application. It supports SUN's Java Platforms, and is designed to offer the highest Java performance while balancing space, power, and system cost requirements.

For development of accelerated systems for Java applications, the platform is enhanced with a Java Mezzanine Board that includes Nazomi's JA108 chip, additional SRAM and flash memory, a keypad, an Epson LCD, and a development version of a Nazomi-adapted Java Virtual Machine (JVM). The enhanced platform is n available for ordering from Infineon. For more information, contact:

About Nazomi Communications
Nazomi Communications, Inc. is a Silicon Valley technology company focused on performance boosting products that enhance the performance of applications running on the Java Platform and other universal runtime platforms. Nazomi's flagship products include the JA108 Universal Accelerator chip as well as the JSTARTM Coprocessor and JSMART Card Coprocessor. The JA108, the company's first chip offering, and the JSTAR coprocessor intellectual property core are specifically targeted at wireless mobile devices and also target Internet appliances and embedded applications. The JSMART coprocessor is specifically for Java Card technology targeted at smart cards. Nazomi, a privately-held company, was founded in September 1998 and is located at 2200 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, California, 95054, phone: (408) 654-8988, fax: (408) 654-2938, web:, email:

Nazomi and JSTAR are a trademarks of Nazomi Communications. TriCore is a trademark of Infineon Technologies AG.

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