SUNNYVALE, Calif. AUG. 18 – eSilicon Corporation today announced that, together with TSMC, they will provide long-life process technology support for customer products, while continuing to produce products on latest-generation process technologies, including 28nm. eSilicon is a member of the TSMC Value Chain Aggregator (VCA) partnership program.
The TSMC VCA partnership program enables customers to more fully benefit from TSMC’s technology by leveraging VCA partner expertise to support customers’ semiconductor needs. VCA partners specialize in extracting the capabilities of TSMC’s technology and OIP ecosystem, and delivering those benefits to customers in the form of finished semiconductor products.
A large number of companies in telecommunications, industrial, and test and measurement applications can look to eSilicon and TSMC for ongoing, cost-effective support of their existing products or enable a quick migration of an IDM-process based product to a TSMC-process based product in the same process node, thereby offering a quick transition.
“Adopting the latest process nodes is important for many high-performance computing, communications and low-power mobile and other consumer applications. eSilicon has and will continue to offer excellent support to customers designing these complex SoCs based on leading-edge process nodes. However, because of our partnership with TSMC, the world’s leading dedicated foundry and our rich, flexible business model, we will also provide the same level of excellent support to customers seeking support for long-life products,” said Hugh Durdan, chief operating officer at eSilicon.
“We are known for our leadership position in leading-edge technology support, an achievement we take seriously,” said Percy Chang, deputy director, VCA program, worldwide sales and marketing, TSMC. “We are equally proud of our record of customer support for products at all process nodes. Together with eSilicon, we will deliver products on the optimal process node and allow our customers to drive their decision about when to adopt the next generation process node.”
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A Value Chain Producer (VCP) is a company that collaborates with foundries, IP and service providers, EDA suppliers, package, assembly and test operations in designing and producing chips for fabless IC, IDM and OEM companies. VCPs optimize the economics of customer value chains and enable customers to focus on their product differentiation and market growth.
eSilicon, the largest independent semiconductor VCP, delivers ASICs to OEMs and fabless semiconductor companies through a fast, flexible, lower-risk path to volume production by deploying its comprehensive suite of design, productization and manufacturing services. eSilicon serves a wide variety of markets including the communications, computer, consumer and industrial segments. eSilicon — Enabling Your Silicon Success™. For more information, please visit www.esilicon.com.