Faraday's CPU-based ASIC expertise supports customer IC mass production which is targeting on SOHO and SMB NAS systems
HSINCHU Taiwan and SUNNYVALE CA, Feb. 16, 2005
-- Faraday Technology Corporation (TAIEX: 3035), a leading fabless ASIC and IP company, today announced its ASIC service client StorLink Semiconductors, Inc. has successfully produced its first generation chip Centroid™ targeting the home storage router/gateway market using Faraday's 0.18µm ARM-based FA526 CPU ASIC platform technology. The SoC is in volume production now.
“Faraday firmly believes that the embedded CPU system design technology shall dominate the System-on-a Chip (SoC) design market,” said Dr. George Huang, Vice President of R &D and Marketing at Faraday. “ Our embedded 32-bit FA526 CPU platform has proven itself a solution of choice for clients who target the complex SoC market. The success of the project is yet another milestone that shows our continuous commitment towards SoC. Currently, we are working with our client to develop the next generation 0.13µm SoC with dual CPU cores and clock rates up to 333MHz. Without doubt, Faraday's continuous efforts have elevated its embedded system design capabilities to equal any major design service firms in the world.”
Faraday's full ASIC service methodology fulfills StorLink's design requirements, including detailed spec discussion, SoC design & integration, tape-out, full system test, and volume production. Currently, Faraday is developing several other projects including Multimedia IP Cam, DSC and Audio Player ICs.
“Faraday has played a key role in the success of the Centroid™ SoC" said Dr. Stewart Wu, President/CEO of StorLink Semiconductors, Inc. "Faraday's CPU-based ASIC expertise and engineering service have helped us getting our product to market faster. They allow us to help our customers to quickly realize the benefits of Centroid™ SoC.” About StorLink Semiconductors, Inc
StorLink Semiconductors, Inc. is a worldwide technology leader in network storage System-on-a-Chip design. StorLink offers semiconductor and software solutions to the system manufacturers to develop superior home entertainment and SOHO information technology products such as NAS, VPN router gateway, printer server, media server/adaptor, and eventually the IP STB products. Its superior performance is driven by the highly integrated and optimized hardware and software designs. StorLink is a privately held company which was founded by Dr. Stewart Wu, who was the founder of Altima Communications, Inc. then sold to Broadcom Corp. for US$ 550M & later became Broadcom's general manager of the SMB division. StorLink has corporate offices in Mountain View , California and a R&D and customer support center in Taiwan . Find out more at www.storlinksemi.com
. 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, and PHY/Controllers for USB 2.0, Ethernet, Serial ATA and PCI Express. With more than 500 employees and 2004 revenue of US$159 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