MystiCom and TSMC Partner to Speed System On Chip (SOC) Design
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- July 12, 1999 -- MystiCom, a leading supplier of DSP and mixed signal-based PHYs, today announced a partnership that will leverage TSMC's 0.35-micron and 0.25-micron process technologies for its MystiPHY™ family of Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP) products.
MystiCom's MystiPHY 110 is a patent pending DSP-based architecture that delivers the highest performance and lowest cost 10/100 Mbps Ethernet PHY to the communications market and helps fabless semiconductor and systems companies accelerate time-to-market.
TSMC's customer-owned-tooling (COT) model can readily utilize MystiCom's PHY to deliver a total system-on-a-chip (SOC) designs with a complete 10/100Mbps Ethernet port. The MystiPHY110b is pre-qualified in TSMC's fabrication processes and is available in a GDSII format for the analog portion and a synthesized netlist for the digital portion. End use applications include NICs, routers, switches and repeaters and in addition, emerging applications such as cable modems, set-top and DSL access boxes.
"Thanks to the economies of Moore's Law, the number of transistors available on a single system-on-a-chip device is enormous. At the same time, there is a corresponding and dramatic acceleration in the IC product cycle, placing both systems and semiconductor companies under tremendous time-to-market constraints," said Dr. David Almagor, founder and CEO of MystiCom, Ltd. "Together with MystiCom, TSMC can offer COT customers a PHY Core to be integrated into their design in as little as 45 days."
Mike Pawlik, Vice President, Marketing TSMC commented, "Adding the availability of MystiCom's proven Silicon Intellectual Property into our advanced fabrication processes gives our joint customers immediate access to world-class DSP and mixed-signal SIP. Having early access to this critical technology helps our customers to keep ahead of the design and cost curves.
Pricing and Availability
The MystiPHY110's price is based on a license fee and a per-port royalty. The MystiPHY110 is now available in TSMC's standard CMOS process with 3.3V I/O. For more information on the MystiPHY110, contact MystiCom at (650) 210-8080, or visit the company Web site at About MystiCom
Founded in 1997, MystiCom focuses on the design of semiconductor devices targeted for various high-speed digital communications applications. The company's first product line implements the physical layer (PHY) for Local Area Networks (LANs) using Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet protocols.
Headquartered in Netanya, Israel, with marketing and customer support offices in the Silicon Valley, Calif. MystiCom is dedicated to providing companies with DSP and mixed-signal VLSI cores for high-speed communications. Additional information can be found at www.mysticom.com.
TSMC is the world's largest dedicated IC foundry and offers a comprehensive set of IC fabrication processes, including processes to manufacture CMOS logic, mixed-mode, volatile and non-volatile memory, and BiCMOS chips. Currently, TSMC operates two six-inch wafer fabs (Fab 1 and 2) and three eight-inch wafer fabs (Fab 3, 4 and 5), all located in Hsin-Chu, Taiwan. In addition, TSMC delivering wafers were being delivered from its first U.S. foundry, WaferTech, a joint venture with Altera, Analog Devices and Integrated Silicon Solutions, Inc. The company has broken ground in the new Tainan Park, which will house Fabs 6 and 7, and recently announced its participation in a $1.2 billion joint venture fab with Philips Semiconductor scheduled to open in Singapore in 2000 and the formation of TSMC-Acer. TSMC's corporate headquarters are in Taiwan. More information about TSMC is available through the World Wide Web at
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