World's Largest Dedicated Foundry Approves Spike Technologies as a Design Center Alliance Member
Milpitas, CA - Sept. 30, 2002 - Spike Technologies, a leading chip design services company, today announced it has joined TSMC's Design Center Alliance (DCA) Program. As a part of the DCA, Spike now offers semiconductor OEMs and fabless companies fast and easy access to TSMC's advanced process technologies.
This alliance couples Spike's extensive experience in addressing deep-sub-micron issues and their comprehensive concept-to-GDSII chip development capabilities with TSMC's 0.18-micron and below process technologies.
"Our relationship with TSMC is a formal recognition of our ability to handle complex multi-million gate designs," said Edward Wan, CEO of Spike Technologies, Inc. "Our strengths in ASIC / SoC design with proven methodologies have resulted in first-silicon success for our customers."
"TSMC established its Design Center Alliance to serve our customers with the most qualified, experienced design service providers in the industry," said Dr. Genda Hu, TSMC's vice president of corporate marketing. "Spike has successfully demonstrated its ability to advance design ideas from concept to GDSII, including several very complex SoCs in TSMC's advanced technologies. We are happy to include Spike Technologies as a new member in our Design Center Alliance."
Spike Technologies has taped-out numerous multi-million gate designs at 0.13- and 0.18-micron technologies. The company's proven methodology ensures fast implementation with a minimum number of iterations, thus reducing the cycle time and associated costs.
"Spike helped in successfully taping out our 20 million gate Network Processor ASIC targeted to TSMC 0.13 micron technology," said Perry Constantine, President and Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Access Networks, a leading communications semiconductor company. "I was impressed with the technical skills of Spike's physical design team. The tape out was on time and on budget."
About Spike Technologies, Inc.
Spike Technologies, Inc (www.spiketech.com) was founded in 1994 and has established itself as a chip design company specializing in ASIC design services. Spike is a preferred design partner for some of the top technology companies in the world.
Spike has a state-of-the-art design center in Bangalore, India. Spike specializes in offering onsite consulting and turnkey services in the areas of ASIC Design, verification & implementation.