News release

Date: 24th May 2013

Cortus appoints Dr Richard Ryu as Technical Director, Korea

Processor IP specialist Cortus hires industry veteran Dr Richard Ryu

Montpellier, France, 24th May 2013. Cortus, a technology leader in cost effective, silicon efficient, 32-bit processor IP, announces that they are appointing Dr Richard Ryu as Technical Director, Korea with immediate effect.

Dr Ryu, a graduate of Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), brings over twenty years of industry experience. He has previously worked on embedded software, network security platforms and ASIC development at companies including LG Electronics, LG Nsys and LG CNS.

“We are very happy to welcome Dr Richard Ryu to the Cortus team”, says Michael Chapman, CEO and President of Cortus, “His proven industry experience will greatly benefit our growing customer base in Korea”.

“Over the last two years I have seen how Cortus processor IP has been providing a low power, silicon efficient solution for smart applications such as smart cards, user interface, sensors and wireless”, says Richard Ryu. “I am looking forward to working with Cortus to expand in the Korean semiconductor market”.

The Cortus family of APS processors starts with the world’s smallest 32-bit core, the APS1, and goes up to 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. They also share the simple vectored interrupt structure which ensures rapid, real time interrupt response, with low software overhead.

The APS toolchain and IDE (for C and C++) is available to licensees free of charge, and which can be customised and branded for final customer use. Ports of various RTOSs are available such as FreeRTOS, Micrium uC/OSII and uCLinux.

To date approximately 500 million devices have been manufactured containing Cortus processor cores.

About Cortus S.A.:
Cortus S.A. is the cost/performance leader for 32 bit processor IP for systems on chip (SoC). Cortus uses a modern RISC architecture optimised for the new wave of low power, intelligent applications including the Internet of Things (IoT). The Cortus processor family comprises the entry level APS1, the energy efficient APS3R, the high performance APS5 and the floating point FPS6. Integrated circuits containing Cortus cores have been manufactured in high volumes for a wide range of applications including automotive, imaging, M2M controllers, secure microcontrollers, sensors, SIM cards, smart metering and wireless

Cortus S.A. Contact:
Roddy Urquhart, +44 753 158 7023

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