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Argon Design Named Best Overall Supplier by ChipStart for 2014

Leading semiconductor IP developer, integrator and aggregator awards its annual Partner of the Year Award to a leader in the video verification market

(Business Wire ChipStart LLC, a leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property (SIP), recently honored Argon Design, a global leader in semiconductor design and embedded solutions for the semiconductor industry, with its prestigious Partner of the Year award for 2014.

“Argon Design has been one of our leading partners with ChipStart for over 2 years now. With high-bandwidth video access becoming an important feature in more devices, we have chosen to make video IP and verification a strategic focus. This has proven our value by increasing our partner design starts and revenue year-to-year,” said Howard Pakosh, President & CEO of ChipStart.

Mr. Pakosh further stated, "We're pleased to present this annual partner of the year award to Argon Design. Argon met the stringent criteria for this award, including delivering top performance IP solutions, helping ChipStart deliver a superior customer experience and achieving consistently high marks, as measured by ChipStart’s own supplier rating system.”

"ChipStart and Argon Design work together to identify and build relationships with a variety of customers. They understand the value our products bring to the market and have a deep set of industry contacts. We have had a fruitful collaboration over the last 5 years and look forward to this collaboration continuing in the future,” said Alan Scott, Managing Director of Argon Design.

ChipStart exclusively promotes Argon Design’s high-performance video verification IP (HEVC/H.265 and VP9 Streams) and high-quality video-stitching IP to system houses and semiconductor communities globally.

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, high quality pre-verified subsystem solutions, and support design services for ASIC and fabless semiconductor companies. ChipStart solutions are used as critical components in communications, consumer and computing products including switches, routers, modems, cellular phones, set-top boxes, HDTVs, DVD players and PCs. For more information, see

About Argon Design

Argon Design, based in Cambridge, UK, is a high technology consultancy with a successful track record in semiconductor design and embedded product development. With a history of complex IP and ASIC designs, including custom processors, video codecs and 2D/3D graphics engines, Argon Design has developed a video decoder verification solution called Argon Streams. Available for both the HEVC and VP9 standards, Argon Streams meets the demanding verification and test coverage needs of IP and Semiconductor developers.