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Cortus Joins Global Semiconductor Alliance

Low power processor IP specialist Cortus joins GSA

Cortus, a technology leading in low power 32-bit processor IP, is pleased to announce that it has joined the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), the voice of the semiconductor industry.

"Cortus processor cores have been deployed for embedded SoC applications in all the major regions of the world", says Michael Chapman, CEO and President of Cortus, "At a time of rapidly growing smart applications such as Internet of Things (IoT), wearable devices, smart cards and smart sensors we are excited to participate in a global forum with innovative semiconductor companies".

Modern smart devices demand a combination of small silicon area, good code density and low power consumption. With their small size, Cortus 32-bit processor cores have been designed into a range of cost-sensitive applications including smart cards, wireless and touchscreen controllers. Cortus cores have also been foundational to solutions for secure elements, secure communication and secure execution environments.

The Cortus processor family comprises the entry level APS1, the energy efficient APS3R, the high performance APS5 and the floating point FPS6. All cores interface to Cortus' peripherals including Ethernet 10/100 MAC, USB 2.0 Device and USB 2.0 OTG via the efficient APS bus. To date over 500 million devices have been manufactured containing Cortus processor cores.

"We are pleased to welcome Cortus to the GSA and look forward to their contributions to our globally diverse membership base," said Jodi Shelton, co-founder and president of GSA. "Cortus brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the Alliance including many issues that we are currently addressing such as wearable technology and the smarter world. As the GSA gains new members, we are ultimately supporting and enhancing the worldwide semiconductor industry."

As a member of the GSA, Cortus will participate in GSA activities to grow and collaborate with other companies within the industry.

About Cortus:
Cortus S.A.S. is a technology enabler for rapidly growing applications including Internet of Things (IoT), wearable electronic devices and smart sensors. It has specialised in 32-bit processor cores which can significantly reduce manufacturing costs while achieving computational performance and power constraints. Integrated circuits containing Cortus cores have been manufactured in high volumes for a wide range of applications including automotive, CMOS imaging, M2M controllers, secure microcontrollers, sensors, SIM cards, PayTV cards, smart metering and wireless

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