SINGAPORE - December 7, 2004
- DNP, IBM and Socle bring additional expertise and support;
- Accelerate time-to-silicon for leading foundry's customers
- Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing (Nasdaq: CHRT and SGX-ST: Chartered), one of the world's top three dedicated semiconductor foundries, has added three new members to its Design Service Alliances Program: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) as a turnkey solutions provider from design to tested packaged chips; IBM Engineering & Technology Services (E&TS) to provide end-to-end design expertise and advanced technology integration; and Socle Technology Corp. as a provider of integrated system-on-chip (SoC) services to support platform-based design.
Chartered has a proven record of success engaging with both 0.13-micron and 0.18-micron customers through its Design Services Alliance Program. As a result, Chartered continues to expand its design services partnership network, providing increased local support for Chartered's customers to reduce risk, development time and overall time to market.
"As companies contemplate their move to 0.13 micron, they are increasingly looking to their foundry partner for design services support and the opportunity to better leverage design and tool investments," said Kevin Meyer, vice president of worldwide marketing and services at Chartered. "The addition of DNP, IBM E&TS and Socle to our Design Services Alliance Program improves customers' access to more expertise, broader choices and greater flexibility."
Chartered and its Design Services Alliance Program members share common goals that preserve the customer-owned tooling model for chip development. All program members are qualified through a comprehensive certification process, which involves design to physical implementation of a representative design. Program members must also demonstrate technical competence and familiarity with Chartered's process and design solutions. Chartered's Design Services Alliance Program members also include Accent in Europe; Flextronics Semiconductor Inc., Qthink and Time To Market Inc. in the United States; HOYA Corporation and Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. in Japan; and Uleadtek, Inc. in Taiwan.Partner QuotesheetAbout Chartered
Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, one of the world's top three dedicated semiconductor foundries, is forging a customized approach to outsourced semiconductor manufacturing by building lasting and collaborative partnerships with its customers. The company provides flexible and cost-effective manufacturing solutions for customers, enabling the convergence of communications, computing and consumer markets. In Singapore, Chartered operates four fabrication facilities and has a fifth fab, the company's first 300mm facility, which is expected to begin pilot production by the end of 2004.
A company with both global presence and perspective, Chartered is traded on both the Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq: CHRT) and on the Singapore Exchange (SGX-ST: CHARTERED). Information about Chartered can be found at http://www.charteredsemi.com