New Product Mitigates Traditional Risks of Cell-based ASIC Design
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--May 25, 2011--eASIC Corporation today announced the immediate availability of “easicopy”, an ASIC migration product that provides custom chip designers with a simple, low-risk migration path from eASIC Nextreme and Nextreme-2 NEW ASICs to cell-based ASIC devices. The addition of easicopy enables OEMs to continue to innovate and quickly ramp to volume production using eASIC Nextreme Series devices, and now migrate to lower cost easicopy cell-based ASIC when designs ramp to extremely high volumes.
OEMs typically engage in an easicopy design once their lower up-front cost Nexteme series design has been proven and is profitably ramping in production. eASIC engineers seamlessly migrate the Nextreme or Nextreme-2 design netlist to an easicopy solution taking care of arduous tasks such as DFT insertion, ATPG, I/O ring and power mesh design, clock tree synthesis, package design, routing, extraction, IR drop and formal verification. While eASIC engineers are migrating the design to easicopy, OEMs continue to profitably ramp in production with the Nextreme series design, thereby mitigating overall design and production risks. Once the easicopy design is complete OEMs are able to switch production from their Nextreme or Nextreme-2 design to easicopy in order increase gross margins even further.
"Seagate is delighted to have launched Momentus® XT, the industry’s first solid state hybrid drive, using the easicopy ASIC Migration product,” said Kurt Richarz, Seagate executive vice president of sales. “We were able to use Nextreme NEW ASICs to accelerate time-to-market of Momentus® XT. eASIC seamlessly migrated our design to easicopy. We see easicopy as a natural extension to our value engineering programs as we take products from initial ramp through to very high volumes.”
”We are seeing more customers who are successfully in volume production with their Nextreme series devices, wanting to ramp to very high volumes,” said Jasbinder Bhoot, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, eASIC Corporation. “The combination of low-up front cost Nextreme series devices, and the lowest unit cost of easicopy solutions now gives customers the power to freely innovate and seamlessly ramp successful innovations from hundreds of thousands of units to millions of units, all with eASIC.”
The easicopy ASIC migration product supports ASIC migrations from 90nm eASIC Nextreme and 45nm eASIC Nextreme-2 families to cell-based ASICs from foundries such as Fujitsu Semiconductor, GLOBAL FOUNDRIES and others. To learn more about easicopy, visit www.easic.com.
About eASIC Corporation
eASIC is a fabless semiconductor company offering breakthrough NEW ASIC devices aimed at dramatically reducing the overall cost and time-to-production of customized semiconductor devices. Low-cost, high-performance and fast-turn ASIC and System-on-Chip designs are enabled through patented technology utilizing Via-layer customizable routing. This innovative fabric allows eASIC to offer a new generation of ASICs with significantly lower up-front costs than traditional ASICs.
Privately held eASIC Corporation is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Investors include Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB), Crescendo Ventures, Advanced Equities Incorporated and Evergreen Partners. For more information on eASIC please visit www.eASIC.com.
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