Northwest Logic Chooses ChipStart as North America and EMEA Distribution Partner

Agreement includes distribution of Expresso Solution for PCI Express ®, Memory Interface and MIPI Solutions

Beaverton, Oregon and Palo Alto, California, May 11, 2009 – Northwest Logic, a leading semiconductor intellectual property provider, announced it has selected ChipStart LLC, a semiconductor intellectual property solution company, as its US and Europe distributor for its Expresso Solution for PCI Express, Memory Interface and MIPI Solutions. ChipStart will also incorporate Northwest Logic’s memory interface products into its pre-validated memory subsystem solution called MemStart.

“I am pleased to have ChipStart be a distributor of Northwest Logic’s IP Cores in the US and Europe market. Their system-level expertise, services and proven track record are a great fit for Northwest Logic.” said Brian Daellenbach, president, Northwest Logic.

Northwest Logic provides high-performance, easy-to-use, hardware-proven IP cores including its Memory Interface Solution (DDR3/DDR2/DDR/SDR, Mobile DDR/SDR SDRAM and RLDRAM II Controller Cores), Expresso 2.0/1.1 solution for PCI Express® (x1, x4, x8 lane) and MIPI Solution (CSI, DSI).

For a complete system design, customers can use Northwest Logic’s high-performance Memory Interface Solution, including its latest DDR3/2 SDRAM controller core. The Memory Interface Solution supports a wide variety of interfaces including PLB, AHB, AXI and Multi-Port Front-End Cores, and is available for ASIC and FPGAdesigns.

About Northwest Logic

Northwest Logic, founded in 1995 and located in Beaverton, Oregon, provides highperformance, easy-to-use IP cores for ASICs and FPGAs. These IP cores include memory controller, PCI Express, PCI-X, PCI and MIPI cores. For additional information, visit

About ChipStart

ChipStart is a semiconductor intellectual property solution company based in Palo Alto, California. ChipStart provides sales, marketing, and support engagement solutions for companies that commerce third party semiconductor intellectual property, and high quality pre-verified subsystem solutions and supporting design services for ASIC and fables semiconductor companies. ChipStart solutions are used as critical components of communications, consumer and computer products including switches, routers, modems, cellular phones, set-top boxes, HDTVs, DVD players and information, see

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Media Contacts:
Howard Pakosh
ChipStart LLC (650) 461-9195

Brian Daellenbach Northwest Logic Inc. (503) 533-5800

Phil Casini
Advanced Technical Marketing (408)375-1981

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