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Sonics Files Lawsuit Against Arteris for Patent Infringement

(November 02, 2011)

MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/02/11 -- Sonics, Inc.®, the world's number one supplier of on-chip communications IP, today announced that the company filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Arteris, Inc. on November 1, 2011 in the United States District Court, Northern District of California. The suit alleges that Arteris is willfully infringing on seven of Sonics' technology patents.

After previous business discussions failed to resolve Arteris' unauthorized use of Sonics' intellectual property (IP), the company has taken this next step to further protect its 15-year technology investments and trade secrets.

"Sonics is the world's largest supplier of on-chip network and memory subsystem IP, and has established itself as an industry leader in network-on-chip (NoC) solutions," said Grant Pierce, Sonics President and CEO. "For 15 years, Sonics has earned a proven track record with customers and established a reputation for leadership, technology innovation and design success."

Pierce continues, "We deeply respect this industry that we helped pioneer and advance, and have always honored our commitment to customers around the world to provide proven, reliable IP. Since 1996, we have invested significant resources in research and development -- as reflected in our extensive trademark and patent portfolios -- and remain steadfast in our promise to defend and assert our IP rights to protect these longstanding investments."

Sonics offers SoC designers the broadest array of on-chip communications IP in the world, and maintains an extensive portfolio of more than 110 patent properties to date. Sonics' licensees have shipped more than one billion chips worldwide, and Sonics remains committed to the success of its existing and new customer design initiatives.

A complete copy of the complaint is available at

About Sonics
Sonics, Inc. is a pioneer of network-on-chip (NoC) technology and today offers SoC designers the largest portfolio of intelligent, on-chip communications solutions for home entertainment, wireless, networking and mobile devices. With a broad array of silicon-proven IP, Sonics helps designers eliminate memory bottlenecks associated with complex, high-speed SoC design, streamline and unify data flows and solve persistent network challenges in embedded systems with multiple cores. As the leading supplier of on-chip communications networks, Sonics has more than 110 patent properties and has enabled its customers to ship more than one billion units worldwide. Founded in 1996, Sonics is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif. with offices worldwide. For more information, please visit,, and follow us on twitter at

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