Circuit "Right-on-First-Pass and Just-in-Time" for a Canadian partner October 24, 2006
-- In the frame of a subcontracting agreement for a Canadian start-up, Imaginum, DOLPHIN Integration has developed one of the largest circuits ever seen, mixed logic and analog, "Good on First Silicon". Beyond its large area (1.56 cm2), it is comprised of more than 3,270,000 active components, more than 30,000 passive components and more than one thousand input-output pads in a High Voltage process at 0.35 µm.
Notwithstanding such extreme demands, the circuit appeared as functional from the early tests on, has passed the trial phase in the customer's environment, thus demonstrating the feasibility of a component with such complexity. This prowess confirms the soundness of the audacious "Virtual Fab Process™" thanks to which these experienced designers may entirely trust their proprietary electronic simulator SMASH, duly calibrated through some experimental implementations on silicon.
This circuit is aimed at the development of video screens with very large dimensions for numerous applications (advertising, movies…) and its commercial success is now being prepared with that of new applications, paving the way to a multimillion unit market.