Increases market share for FPGA-to-ASIC conversions
Pocatello, Idaho -- Oct. 4, 2005 -- AMI Semiconductor (NASDAQ: AMIS), a designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art integrated mixed-signal and structured digital products for the automotive, medical and industrial markets, today announced that it has fully integrated the FPGA-to-ASIC conversion assets of newly acquired Flextronics Semiconductor. These assets increase the company’s leadership position in the FPGA conversion market through its Structured Digital Product business unit, which has specialized in FPGA-to-ASIC conversions for leading semiconductor companies for more than 15 years.
Currently, AMIS supports array and cell-based structured digital technologies with its XPressArray® family, which includes specific drop-in replacement FPGA intellectual property (IP), as well as seam-less turn-key design services that reduce customer resource requirements in order to cost reduce FPGA designs for mass manufacturing as ASICs.
With the integration of Flextronics Semiconductor, AMIS adds two new families of gate array products as well as additional design services supporting FPGA and ASIC conversions. The addition of the Flextronics business model, which targets lower density applications, complements AMI Semiconductor’s existing structured arrays and cell-based products that previously targeted mid- to high-density applications. Additionally, AMIS has added several new customers to its current portfolio though this integration.
“Our customers face continuous pressure to stay competitive in their markets. As the leader in mid-to high-end FPGA-to-ASIC conversions, we offer a broad product set that enables our customers to achieve competitive silicon solutions,” said Mike O’Neill, senior vice president of AMIS. “With the addition of these new assets, we can now also serve customers with lower-end FPGA designs in 2.5, 3 and 5 volt technologies utilizing quick-turn array-based architectures.”
For additional information on AMI Semiconductor’s FPGA-to-ASIC conversion services, please visit http://www.amis.com/conversion/index.html.
About AMI Semiconductor
AMI Semiconductor (AMIS) is a leader in the design and manufacture of silicon solutions for the real world. As a widely recognized innovator in state-of-the-art integrated mixed-signal products and structured digital products, AMIS is committed to providing customers with the optimal value, quickest time-to-market semiconductor solutions. Offering unparalleled manufacturing flexibility and dedication to customer service, AMI Semiconductor operates globally with headquarters in Pocatello, Idaho, European corporate offices in Oudenaarde, Belgium, and a network of sales and design centers located in the key markets of the North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.