KUCHING, Malaysia -- Semiconductor foundry supplier 1st Silicon (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. here today announced a marketing and technical support agreement with Singapore-based FTD Technology Pte. Ltd., a provider of analog and mixed-signal intellectual property (IP) for chip designs.
"Both companies will select the IP cores to be designed onto a 1st Silicon testchip," said P. Bala, chief executive officer of FTD Technology. "We will coordinate the development, performance characterization, design flow verifications and functional verifications of FTD's cores based on 1st Silicon's testchip layout and test plans, their Spice models, library, and 1st Silicon's design rules." He said the collaboration will enable both companies to increase offerings for mutual customers.
Four-year-old 1st Silicon's 200-mm wafer fab will have a capacity in excess of 30,000 eight-inch wafers per month when fully ramped. The company started volume production with 0.25 -micron digital and mixed-signal CMOS technology one year ago, and it has introduced 0.18-micron processes.