| LONDON Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. the world's largest foundry chip supplier, is planning to open a design-service center at its mainland Chinese factory in Shanghai, according to a Taiwan Economic News report, citing un-named executives at the wafer fab as sources. |
The center, would serve the same function as one at TSMC headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan, offering silicon intellectual property, component library, and reference flow services to help customers settle design problems, the report said. It will also offer design services to help customers reduce costs and time-to-market, the report said.
The design center is set to employ 40 engineers skilled in circuit design, circuit layout and verification, the report added.