Companies to Jointly Support Fabless Semiconductor Customers
Kulim, Malaysia and Hsinchum Taiwan (September 28, 2005) – Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and Goyatek today announced that the companies have entered into an agreement to jointly develop and support fabless semiconductor customers worldwide. Goyatek will provide complete integrated circuit (IC) design and silicon intellectual property (IP) service while Silterra will provide wafer foundry services. The companies plan to focus on product designs requiring process technologies at 0.18- and 0.13-micron and below.
“Customers have multiple requirements and Goyatek, with our total customer satisfaction philosophy, is now able to provide a complete solution with the addition of the Silterra partnership,” said David Chung, President of Goyatek. “Our goal is to provide the best–in-class solutions and services, from design through wafer fabrication to final assembly and testing, to our customers. We anticipate the partnership with Silterra will further strengthen our market leadership position.”
Silterra, a leading wafer foundry headquartered in Malaysia, provides world-class CMOS technology manufacturing capability. Goyatek is a top-tier design service provider located in Taiwan with extensive IC and IP design experience in numerous application segments.
“Our alliance with Goyatek enables us to expand our customer base and raise our support level significantly,” said Bruce Gray, Chief Executive Officer of Silterra. “Our superior, leading foundry matched technologies fit very well with Goyatek’s immense design capabilities. The synergy between the companies will provide enormous benefits to our customers.”
The complexity of today’s system-on-chip (SoC) designs requires engineers with technical expertise in a wide range of areas. The specialization not only fosters the interdependence of semiconductor suppliers and design service providers, but also makes the close relationship between the design company and wafer foundry paramount. Through this partnership, Goyatek is able to provide ASIC turnkey services with designs that take full advantage of Silterra’s advanced process technologies for the best yield and shortest time to market.
About Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.:
Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. is a leading semiconductor wafer foundry that provides advanced foundry standard CMOS logic, high-voltage and mixed-signal/RF technologies. The company’s wafer fab has a designed capacity of 40,000 eight-inch wafers per month. Silterra, which is committed to world-class service and environmental friendliness, received Notable Mention in the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Hibiscus Award competition for Environmental Performance in 2003. The company is ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 certified. Silterra’s headquarters and factory are located in Kulim, Malaysia, and has offices in San Jose (California), Hsinchu (Taiwan) and Munich (Germany).
For additional information on SilTerra or its services, please visit www.silterra.com
Goyatek was founded in 1998 as a member of TSMC’s Design Center Alliance. The company provides complete SoC design support, including RTL sign-off, floor planning and physical synthesis, design for test, IP design and virtual ASIC business model. Goyatek was certified for ISO9001 in May 2001. The company is providing flexible multi-project wafer service for IP and product validation service. In addition to traditional design support, Goyatek also provides value-added services in mixed-signal and digital IP design, ASIC design and manufacturing to ensure the best product quality and quick time-to-market. Goyatek’s headquarter is located in Hsinchu, Taiwan and has offices in Silicon Valley and Shanghai. For more information, please visit www.goya.com.tw