Vitesse In IP License Deal With Freescale

Camarillo-based Vitesse Semiconductor, which develops high speed, integrated circuits for the networking market, reported today that it has licensed its Gigabit Ethernet IP cores to Freescale. Vitesse said that Freescale Semiconductor is using its VSC9953-01 Sparx Gigabit Ethernet switch core in two different, communications processors. Financial impact of the licensing win was not disclosed. Freescale is using the Vitesse cores within its QorIQ T1040 quad-core and T1020 dual-core communications processors, which are being targeted at gateway routers, industrial automation, unified threat management, and network attached storage applications.