Intellectual property core, IP core or IP block is a reusable building block of a semiconductor chip that can be licensed or purchased from a third-party provider. Some examples of third-party providers are Alphawave IP, ARM and Imagination Technologies.
Is the total value of licence fees, non-recurring engineering fees (NRE) and support and maintenance contractually committed by customers together with an estimate of expected royalties from those contracts (unless stated otherwise). Bookings are stated since Alphawave IP’s founding (referred to as cumulative or lifetime bookings) or in a given period.
Hyperscalers are technology companies that provide cloud, networking and internet services at scale. Some examples of hyperscalers include Google, Facebook, Baidu, Alibaba, Microsoft, and Amazon.
Also commonly known as a ‘fab’ or wafer fabrication facility, a semiconductor foundry is a manufacturer of semiconductors for other companies. The two largest foundries in the world are TSMC and Samsung.
Alphawave IP’s end customers include semiconductor OEMs, ASIC providers, and hyperscalers. These are companies that provide and build technology infrastructure, from data centres, networking, and storage to AI, autonomous vehicles and 5G wireless.
Original equipment manufacturer that produces systems, parts or equipment utilised in the production of another device or product.