February 26, 2018 // By Peter Clarke, eeNews Europe
Geoff Tate, has a strong track record in the semiconductor industry. He was a senior vice president for microprocessors and logic at AMD from 1979 to 1990 and then moved to co-found memory interface IP licensor Rambus Inc. He led Rambus as CEO through to an IPO with a $2 billion market capitalization in 2005. eeNews Europe caught up with him to ask about his latest startup Flex Logix Technologies Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.), where is also CEO and co-founder.
Flex Logix, founded in 2014, provides licensable field-programmable gate array (FPGA) fabric and has produced fabric cores for multiple manufacturing processes including TSMC's 40, 28 and 16nm processes. "We are part of the TSMC IP Alliance to help provide access but we have also conducted a port of our technology for Sandia National Laboratory to a 180nm CMOS platform for radiation hard applications," said Tate.
"We're happy to port to additional process nodes and styles but we don't do ports without a customer. We will port to what they want and bear that cost," Tate explained.
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