SiFive is the first fabless provider of customized semiconductors based on the free and open RISC-V instruction set architecture. SiFive democratizes access to custom silicon by helping system designers reduce time-to-market and realize cost savings with customized RISC-V based semiconductors. SiFive's DesignShare concept provides efficient and pre-integrated solutions that can make prototyping much more accessible to teams of all sizes. With DesignShare, customers incorporate world-class IP into their prototypes without having to pay for IP costs upfront. Once the design is ready for mass production, customers will then pay for the cost of IP.  For more information, visit

Synopsys technology is at the heart of innovations that are changing the way we live and work. The Internet of Things. Autonomous cars. Wearables. Smart medical devices. Secure financial services. Machine learning and computer vision. These breakthroughs are ushering in the era of Smart, Secure Everything―where devices are getting smarter, everything’s connected, and everything must be secure.

Powering this new era of technology are advanced silicon chips, which are made even smarter by the remarkable software that drives them. Synopsys is at the forefront of Smart, Secure Everything with the world’s most advanced tools for silicon chip design, verification, IP integration, and application security testing.

Alma Technologies S.A. is a private company based in Athens, Greece, founded in 2001. Alma Technologies specializes in the development of high quality Silicon IP Cores and provides digital VLSI design services. Its fields of expertise include still image compression, video compression and cryptography applications. In these fields a broad range of high quality IP Core solutions is offered.

Industry Portals

Design & Reuse provides a global collaboration network for sharing design resources in the electronics SoC industry. D&R is the first and world's largest Silicon IP / SoC Exchange. IPextreme is a member, lists our IP there and participates in many of their events.

Chip Estimate is an EDA company focused on developing and delivering integrated chip project planning solutions. The company's InCyte products are used at the architectural level of the electronics design flow to estimate chip die size, power, leakage, yield and cost, and to perform rapid what-if analysis.

Industry Associations

The Khronos Group was founded in January 2000 by a number of leading media-centric companies, including 3Dlabs, ATI, Discreet, Evans & Sutherland, Intel, NVIDIA, SGI and Sun Microsystems, dedicated to creating open standard APIs to enable the authoring and playback of rich media on a wide variety of platforms and devices.

The MIPI Alliance is a non-profit corporation that operates as an open membership organization. All companies in the mobile device industry are encouraged to join, including semiconductor companies, software vendors, IP providers, peripheral manufacturers, test labs and end product OEMs. Today, more than 250 member companies actively participate in the Alliance, developing interface specifications which drive consistency in processor and peripheral interfaces, promoting reuse and compatibility in mobile devices.

The Hellenic Semiconductor Industry Association (HSIA) was launched in 2005 as a non-profit association of high tech industries to represent the dynamic Greek sector of semiconductors, micro- & nano- electronics and embedded systems. HSIA brings together 50 industrial members and over 30 relevant universities and institutes in Greece and abroad. HSIA is a proud member of the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) and the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA).


VLSI research group of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the Democritus University of Thrace specializes in the design of on-chip interconnection networks (from abstract system-level modeling, to microarchitecture optimization and physical placement/routing engineering including clocking or clock domain crossing optimizations) and application specific multicore architectures. The members of the VLSI research group have published extensively in these fields in major journal and conference venues.