Creating Multimedia Future Today


Coreworks® S.A. is a leading provider of Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) for multi-standard multimedia equipments, such as smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes, HD/UHD TV, etc.

Our portfolio includes digital audio encoders and decoders for Dolby Digital, Advanced Audio Coding (AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, and AAC-XLD), and MPEG-1/2 Layers 1/2. Additionally, Coreworks also provides interfaces for some standard audio formats (e.g. SPDIF, TDM, and I2S), which enables the design of complete audio systems. These IP cores have been implemented in a wide variety of technologies, for more than 30 customers worldwide.

Coreworks' products rely on SideWorks™, a patented technology for automatically creating pre-silicon configurable and post-silicon reconfigurable hardware accelerators. These products achieve three to five times more efficiency in terms of silicon area and energy consumption, compared to the competition.

Coreworks was founded in 2001 by two professors of the Technical University of Lisbon (IST) doing research on Reconfigurable Computing at the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering R&D (INESC-ID). The company received an A-series investment round from Espírito Santo Ventures in 2006, and three R&D grants from the Portuguese government.


Multimedia and communications applications will become even more ubiquitous, demanding IP cores with the highest performance, smallest area and lowest energy consumption


Develop optimized DSP solutions to fulfill the requirements of our customers, while providing savings in energy consumption and area resources

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