Silicon Valley, Calif. – December 6, 2011 – IPextreme, Inc., the company bringing famous IP (intellectual property) to system-on-chip designers worldwide, today announced the immediate availability of Xena™, a complete, secure, scalable platform for managing semiconductor IP.
Xena serves both semiconductor companies managing IP assets within their company and IP companies who wish to have a professional class infrastructure to manage the distribution and support of their IP products to customers. Companies of any size can benefit from Xena’s inexpensive cost structure, which can scale with their business needs.
Built on proven technology that IPextreme has developed and refined over the last seven years in supporting more than 100 customers in more than 20 countries, Xena takes advantage of the latest technology in cloud computing to provide a complete infrastructure for managing IP with employees and customers over the Internet.
The key elements of Xena include:
Catalog and Lead Management
Xena provides a searchable IP catalog that companies can use to organize and categorize their IP according to their own specifications, making it easy for employees and customers to locate IP. Included is functionality for lead management through email or with built-in integration to Salesforce.com.
Xena includes a complete set of product management features to allow companies to manage the lifecycles of their IP. Through Xena, IP designers can manage releases and push updates and notices automatically to their customers, ensuring that customers are always enabled with the latest product versions.
Xena’s sophisticated IP packaging features allow companies to take advantage of the same techniques that IPextreme uses to make IP products that are easier for customers to use by encapsulating knowledge from the original IP designers into licensable IP packages.
Xena provides extensive features for companies to control access to their IP by setting up customer accounts that provide secure access to the IP. A variety of features are available to support single-use, multi-use, subscription, and perpetual license models, and to track which customers have active maintenance contracts in place.
Xena comes with a complete support system that allows companies to set up a direct support connection between their customers and support engineers. Xena’s ticketing system allows IP supporters and customers to set severity levels of issues and securely attach files for test cases and other data that may be needed for support. The ticketing system logs all communication to ensure the visibility of the entire support process. Companies will also appreciate an integrated tracking system that allows them to monitor the effort expended in supporting customers.
Xena comes in two product offerings: Xena Cloud and Xena Enterprise. In the Xena Cloud model, IPextreme provides a private Xena server for a company. The server is hosted in the cloud with IPextreme handling the administration of the host server. The company buys subscriptions for its Xena users. In the Xena Enterprise model, companies host Xena on their own internal servers, handle administration of the server, and have unlimited numbers of users.
“Over the years, we have had many requests to license our Xena technology for internal use within large semiconductor companies and today we are showing that we have heard them,” said Warren Savage, president and CEO of IPextreme. “We feel that these two product offerings make Xena available to all companies, large and small, with a business model that works for everyone.”
Customers interested in seeing Xena in action are invited to visit xena.ip-extreme.com and sign in as a guest.
Subscriptions for Xena Cloud start at $200 per month for each user token, with tiered volume discounts available as the number of users grows. For more information on the pricing of Xena for the Xena Enterprise model, please contact IPextreme directly. In both models, customers of IP providers can use Xena for free.
About IPextreme, Inc.
IPextreme is an industry leader in the commercialization and licensing of semiconductor IP (intellectual property). Working with other leading companies in the semiconductor industry, such as Freescale, Infineon, Motorola, National Semiconductor, and Texas Instruments, IPextreme provides a rich portfolio of famous IP to hundreds of SoC designers worldwide. IPextreme also licenses its proprietary Xena cloud-based technology to other IP and semiconductor companies, providing a secure environment for the marketing, evaluation, licensing, management, and support of their IP portfolios. Founded in 2004, the company has more than 100 customers in more than 20 countries and offices in Campbell, California; Munich, Germany; and Tokyo, Japan with representatives in China, India, Israel, Korea, and Taiwan. For additional information, please visit www.ip-extreme.com..