MILPITAS, CA —May 12, 2009 --
Open-Silicon, Inc., the leading open market semiconductor manufacturer and provider of spec-to-silicon ASIC design services, today announced successful completion of the software development phase of a custom ASIC device developed for NXP Semiconductors. Open-Silicon took the design from specification through production, including software, within 13 months.
The NXP device, a media processor SoC implemented in a 90nm low-power process, employed NXP IP and both Open-Silicon and NXP-specific design methodology. The Open-Silicon development team started with an architectural specification of the chip and designed verification boards and driver software, along with the hardware evaluation platform. The complex SoC was implemented through the Open-Silicon ASIC design methodology, a time-proven, repeatable process based on an established scientific approach that ensures cost-effective ASICs with on-time schedules and successful “first silicon” results.
“Our proven processes build in predictability and reliability, allowing us to successfully create this complex design from RTL through software and board development to production in record time,” said Taher Madraswala, Sr. Director, ASIC program management. “Additionally, our project management infrastructure, which includes ASICView™ software, allowed all hardware and software team members to view the project in real time and coordinate all deliverables on this complex project.”
“We selected Open-Silicon to complete this important project because of the proven Open-Silicon design and production methodology,” said Marcel Walgering, general manager of Media Processing, NXP Semiconductors. “Open-Silicon has both the technical expertise and the processes in place to successfully deliver repeatable results with very fast design cycles, allowing NXP to address market demand for this product with a fast time to market.” About Open-Silicon
Open-Silicon, Inc. is a fabless ASIC company that was founded to set new standards for the predictability and reliability of ASICs and enable customers to differentiate their products through affordable custom silicon. Open-Silicon provides leading edge ASIC design, open market IP integration, and high quality silicon manufacturing services to customers worldwide. Through the “Science of ASICs” initiative Open-Silicon continues to introduce technology advantages that help customers increase their market success. For more information, visit Open-Silicon’s website at www.open-silicon.com
or call 408-240-5700.