SAN JOSE, Calif.--March 28, 2011-- S3 Group, a world leading provider of mixed-signal semiconductor IP solutions, today announced that Silicon Harmony has licensed its mixed-signal IP for their Digital TV ASIC. S3 Group delivered a high performance ADC and PLL combination from its portfolio as part of the deal. Silicon Harmony, an ASIC Design Service Partner of Global Foundries, is a leading supplier of ASIC solutions and services for the Korean market.
"S3 Group achieved first-time-right silicon and helped us to satisfy our customers demanding schedule and specifications relating to the Digital TV ASIC. The high performance of the ADC combined with the low jitter performance of this PLL means that the customer can offer a superior product that will help drive the successful development of Digital TV products throughout Asia. The key advantages of working with S3 Group are first-time-right silicon, best-in-class performance, on-time delivery and excellent integration support. Our partnership with S3 Group has enabled us to develop the most optimum ASIC solution for Digital TV. Currently we are focusing on advanced technology such as 65nm & 45nm process," said Jun Dae Kim, CEO, at Silicon Harmony.
Commenting on S3 Group's success at Silicon Harmony, Mike Murray, General Manager for Mixed Signal IP at S3 Group, said "Silicon Harmony is developing innovative solutions on advanced process nodes and we are very pleased to have enabled them to get to market quickly with the Digital TV ASIC, through the rapid and successful deployment of our leading edge mixed-signal IP. We look forward to extending our working relationship further for their next ASIC developments."
About S3 Group
S3 Group is the Connected Consumer Technology Company, providing products and professional services to enable semiconductor companies, consumer electronics companies and healthcare providers to deliver next-generation devices, systems and services to consumers at home and on the move. For IC designers and product managers, S3 Group delivers a comprehensive portfolio of mixed-signal IP and design services for power-efficient single-chip systems. S3 Group’s mixed-signal IP includes a wide portfolio of high performance A/D and D/A converters, PLLs, Analog Front Ends (AFEs), RF Transceivers and other miscellaneous circuits which have been silicon proven at a number of merchant foundries (TSMC, UMC, Global Foundries, IBM, Tower, SMIC) at nodes ranging from 0.18um to 40nm. End markets served by S3 Group’s clients include WiFi, WiMAX, LTE, mobile and fixed digital broadcasting, DOCSIS, Digital Video, Digital Radio, Imaging and power-line communications.
S3 Group is also a leading provider of TV system software, via its TV Technology business.
Founded in 1986, S3 Group has design centers in Ireland (Dublin and Cork), Lisbon in Portugal, Wroclaw in Poland, Prague in the Czech Republic and San Jose in the USA, with sales offices and representatives globally. For further information please visit www.s3group.com/silicon-ip.
About Silicon Harmony
Founded in 2004, Silicon harmony Co., Ltd is a fast growing IC design foundry providing custom silicon solutions and ASIC turnkey services. With R&D centers in Korea, Silicon Harmony provides an extensive suite of ASIC services such as DTV, Security device, Video/Image & Touch controller solutions aimed at delivering a flexible, lower-risk path to volume chip production. Silicon Harmony‘s technology solutions combine customized IP development and porting other star IP into a SoC ASIC design that extends below 65nm process technology.
Whether or not you are sourcing an ARM CorTex M0 licensee in Korea, Silicon Harmony is a design center of choice. Our services range from design service consultation to SoC design implementation and overseeing the chip manufacturing process.
Currently, Silicon Harmony is providing a design service up to 45nm through Global Foundries and other foundries as well upon customer’s request. We have succeeded in successfully delivering more than 100 projects.