SUNNYVALE & CUPERTINO, Calif. -- November 13, 2006
-- eSilicon Corporation, a leading supplier of custom integrated circuits (ICs), today announced it worked closely with Mistletoe Technologies, Inc. to successfully design and manufacture Mistletoe’s fully integrated VPN-firewall system-on-a-chip (SoC). To achieve its industry-leading multi-Gigabit performance, the SoC required the tight integration of various high-performance security engines, a variety of optimized embedded memories and multiple high-speed external interfaces. The Mistletoe SoC has been selected by several Tier 1 manufacturers for their next generation of VPN / Firewall appliances.
eSilicon provided Mistletoe with a full range of ASIC implementation expertise and support, including IP integration, physical design, Design-for-Test (DFT), IO and packaging design and assembly, and testing and qualification/characterization services for initial silicon prototypes and volume production.
“The Mistletoe SoC design was extremely challenging from a design perspective, as it incorporated several processing elements with tightly coupled memories, including high-speed external memory interfaces,” said Hao Nham, vice president and general manager of design services for eSilicon. “eSilicon and Mistletoe worked closely together on an optimal floorplan and layout, as well as proper IO design, to achieve their target performance requirements.”
“eSilicon enabled us to achieve first-pass success on our security SoC product,” added Kevin Rowett, Chief Technology Officer for Mistletoe Technologies. “Their attention to detail and exemplary system design enabled us to bring to market a highly reliable, high-performance security SoC.”
The companies also achieved first-pass success of the advanced flip-chip package. This was done by using an integrated approach for the package design and analysis, including custom design and layout of the high-speed memories, a redistribution layer (RDL) design, bump placement and substrate routing, and comprehensive noise modeling and analysis.About eSilicon
eSilicon combines design and production expertise to develop and manufacture custom integrated circuits for leading electronics companies. The company offers system OEMs and fabless semiconductor companies a flexible, low-cost, lower-risk path to application-specific silicon. eSilicon delivers chips customized for a wide variety of applications including consumer, computer, communications and industrial devices. For more information, visit www.esilicon.com
.About Mistletoe Technologies
Headquartered in Cupertino, California, Mistletoe Technologies is shipping the industry’s first complete Security SoC (System-on-a-Chip), a comprehensive VPN/Firewall/Denial of Service (DoS) prevention appliance in silicon, running at multi-Gigabit speed. OEMs can now offer breakthrough performance and features bringing unmatched value to their end users. Mistletoe Technologies was founded in December 2002 and has received a total of $25M of funding from leading VC firms Sevin Rosen Funds, Worldview Technology Partners and Incubic Venture Capital. Further information on the company can be found at www.mistletoetech.com