ACE provides CoSy technology and expertise to TOPS Systems Corporation to deliver advanced heterogeneous multi-processor architecture in record time

ACE Press Release

Munich, Germany 04 March, 2003

ACE's CoSy compiler development system crucial to IP development

ACE Associated Compiler Experts bv today announced that TOPS Systems Corporation (Tokyo) utilized ACE's CoSy compiler development system in the development of a high-quality, high-performance compiler for its flexible task oriented parallel processor architecture products. CoSy is a commercial development system that allows compiler developers to efficiently generate production-quality compilers for a wide range of target architectures and programming languages.

TOPS' aggressive development schedule demanded a high quality technology to aid in the compiler development process. In addition, ACE provided its technical expertise to the development team. This significantly sped up the development, allowing TOPS to reach its target in time. Through its extensive use of generators, CoSy significantly reduces development time while increasing compiler consistency and quality of generated code. TOPS plans are to use the advanced DSP support in CoSy DSP for next stage improvements in the compiler, taking full advantage of the application-oriented instruction enhancements in the TOPS architecture.

"Advanced architectures require advanced development tools to create sustainable products, but there isn't much available that we consider quality. We evaluated all the possible compiler solutions to see which would maximize the performance of our products. After careful consideration, we concluded that CoSy fulfilled our expectations," said Yukoh Matsumoto, TOPS' founder and CEO. "CoSy is integral to developing the intellectual property we offer to the mobile networking and communication appliance industry. CoSy helps us to provide a superior quality product in less time."

The relationship with TOPS Systems continues ACE' long list of technology partnerships with forward-thinking companies. These innovative industrial CoSy users benefit from the product's flexibility, with particular emphasis on embedded architectures. CoSy's ease of use and ease of integration allow developers to design at a more comprehensive level, offering the ability to create maximum performance for flexible architecture designs.

"ACE has taken great strides to create an unparalleled product in CoSy, one that continues to gain acceptance among the industrial community," said Marco Roodzant, vice president of sales and marketing for ACE Associated Compiler Experts. "We are thrilled to be working so closely with TOPS on their innovative architectural IP, and look forward to a successful and continuous relationship."

TOPS Systems will release the application processor IP for products such as media rich cellular phones, digital camcorders, portable digital TV and web tablets in mid-2003.

About TOPS Systems Corporation

TOPS Systems Corporation was founded in 1999 in Tokyo, Japan. The company develops SoC-IP solutions for mobile networking and communication systems. TOPS Systems' groundbreaking technology is its heterogeneous multi-processor architecture. This technology is the fusion of course level parallel execution, task optimized execution engines, and highly efficient bus control. This architecture meets or exceeds the tough demand for the performance and power of mobile applications such as multimedia phone and wireless appliances.

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About ACE

ACE Associated Compiler Experts bv (a wholly owned subsidiary of ACE Associated Computer Experts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) is a world leader in compiler development tools. Its open CoSy compiler development system gives compiler developers the ability to achieve a similar leading edge position in the construction of better and faster optimizing compilers for architectures ranging from 4-bit DSPs to 256-bit VLIW processors. CoSy also accommodates a wide range of programming languages including C, DSP-C, C++, Fortran and Java.

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