Mark LaPedus, EETimes
3/21/2011 9:03 PM EDT
SAN JOSE, Calif. - For years, chip makers have been under pressure on two fronts. They must reduce costs but develop and ship devices in a timely fashion.
The trend has given rise to the fabless ASIC houses, such as eSilicon, Faraday, Global Unichip, Open-Silicon, among others. These companies manage an IC project for chip makers that require additional resources. Fabless ASIC houses provide IC design services in one form or another, supply chain management and other services.
Another vendor, India’s Wipro Ltd., is a big player that keeps a relatively low profile. So who is Wipro? Wipro is a large company that provides IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations.
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