Update: Cadence Completes Acquisition of Cosmic Circuits (May 23, 2013)
Bangalore, INDIA and Campbell, California, June 29, 2011 - Cosmic Circuits, a leading provider of Analog and Mixed-Signal Silicon IP Cores announced that SMSC, a leading semiconductor company enabling content rich connectivity systems, has licensed Cosmic Circuits IP for use in its product development.
Cosmic Circuits offers a broad portfolio of differentiated Analog IP cores in nanometer technology nodes covering Data-Converters, Analog-Front-End platforms for Wireless and Audio, Power-Management, Clocking and MIPI Interfaces.
Cosmic Circuits has a portfolio of more than 300+ cores covering process technologies from 0.18u to 28nm. Cosmic Circuits power management portfolio consists of DC/DC Buck, DC/DC Boost, DC/DC Buck Boost, Low Drop out regulators, Power–On-Reset, Capacitive charge pumps, USB battery chargers and High precision band-gap references.
Ganapathy Subramaniam, CEO of Cosmic Circuits, commented, “We are very happy to enable SMSC with our solutions to meet their aggressive design requirements. SMSC’s specification called for stringent requirements on leakage current as well as high-voltage tolerance. Using design techniques that we have perfected at Cosmic over several successful implementations, we were able to meet the system requirements on the first-pass silicon in a standard CMOS process.”
Hemi Bhatnagar, Vice President of Engineering of SMSC commented that “We needed a partner who had a proven track record in providing Analog/Mixed Signal solutions with a wide-portfolio and a willingness to customize to our needs. Cosmic Circuits along with strong technical expertise provided strong support and excellent project execution resulting in first pass working silicon.”
About Cosmic Circuits
Cosmic Circuits is a leading provider of differentiated Analog, Mixed-Signal silicon IP cores and Analog ASICs. Cosmic offers a strong portfolio of 300+ cores in nanometer process nodes of leading foundries. By leveraging its silicon-proven cores spanning data-converters, wireless analog, audio, MIPI, power-management, Clocking, LVDS and Auxiliary functions, Cosmic provides single-stop access to customized IP solutions for mixed-signal SOCs and custom Analog ASIC solutions and brings certainty in time-to-market. A typical engagement with customer starts with a top level requirement document from customer based on which Cosmic Engineers define all the needed Analog IP and ASICs which will leads to an optimally partitioned analog sub-system. Cosmic Circuits has shipped many million units of ICs in production which are used in end equipment of leading brands. A large team of expert designers continually keep pace with technology nodes, standards and applications, bringing certainty to customer product continuity and differentiation. Adherence to Design-For-Manufacturing, Design-For-Test, a customer-centric approach to support that includes silicon-validation of cosmic solutions, backed by the experience of successfully catering to 50+ world-wide customers, brings certainty to volume production.