Hsinchu, Taiwan - Sept. 15, 2004
-- Faraday Technology Corporation (TAIEX: 3035), a leading fabless ASIC service and silicon proven IP provider, announced that its FZOTG230 USB 2.0 Physical Layer Layer (PHY) IP core has achieved silicon verification on UMC's 0.13 µm process technology. The IP core is fully ready for design-in and targets USB-enabled applications such as mobile phones, MP3 players, gateways, and PDAs, allowing these devices to directly connect with one another.>
>FZOTG230 USB 2.0 PHY is a UTMI+compliant transceiver IP core and can be used as a USB host or device, or both. It has a maximum current consumption of 53 mA during high-speed transmission with a total die area of merely 0.65 mm2. Faraday’s FZOTG230 IP comes with the test chip and development EVB as well as a complete list of deliverables such as layout guide, simulation model, test bench, etc. Specification and production test documents are also available. The FZOTG230 is, so to speak, a complete USB solution that provides high quality and high device-to-device, device-to-host, and host-to-host connectivity.
>“Developing high speed data transmission IPs has been Faraday’s all-time commitment to customers. Our goal is to develop competitive and reliable IP cores. The fact that we are developing the new FZOTG230 USB 2.0 OTG PHY IP in UMC's 0.13 µm process technology has demonstrated exactly what we intended to do.” said Hsin Wang, R & D Associate VP at Faraday. "The 0.18 µm USB 2.0 OTG PHY IP has been chosen by many of our customers for volume production. However, in order to accommodate the market’s continuous urge for better performance, Faraday has decided to develop the USB 2.0 OTG PHY IP on UMC’s 0.13 µm process technology. By the end of this year, we will also provide multi-port USB host IP cores to further enhance our values,” he added.
Tai-Sheng Feng, Vice President of UMC, stated, “We are very pleased with the addition of Faraday’s 0.13um USB 2.0 core to our IP portfolio. Faraday has been a long-time IP partner of UMC and we value our relationship with them. We look forward to continuing our work as a team to further bring added value solutions to our customers.”
About Faraday Technology Corporation
Faraday Technology Corporation is a leading silicon IP and fabless ASIC vendor. The company's broad IP portfolio includes 32-bit RISC CPUs, DSPs, PHY/Controllers for USB 2.0, Ethernet, and Serial ATA. With more than 500 employees and 2003 revenue of $111 million, Faraday is one of the largest fabless ASIC companies in the Asia-Pacific region, and it also has a significant presence in other world-wide markets. Headquartered in Taiwan, Faraday has service and support offices around the world, including the U.S., Japan, Europe, and China. For more information, please visit: http://www.faraday-tech.com