2006 Press Releases
KEY ASIC AND SILTERRA PARTNER TO DELIVER DESIGN-TO-MANUFACTURE
SERVICES TARGETED FOR MOBILE AND CONSUMER ELECTRONICS MARKETS
Santa Clara, Calif. and Kulim, Malaysia (May 22, 2006) –
Key ASIC, a leading fabless provider of ASIC and
System-on-Chip (SoC) design-to-manufacture services for
portable and consumer applications, and Silterra Malaysia Sdn.
Bhd., a leading semiconductor wafer foundry offering leading
foundry matched CMOS logic, high-voltage and mixed-signal/RF
technologies, today announced a partnership to offer
streamlined design-to-manufacture services for ASICs in the
mobile and consumer electronics markets.
As part of the collaboration between the two companies, Key
ASIC will provide mutual customers access to its wide IP
portfolio and design services on Silterra’s 0.18- and
0.13-micron CMOS process technologies. This powerful
partnership offers customers a cost effective solution for
optimized performance and fast time to market.
“Our study of the market revealed the recent rise of many
fabless ASIC companies with foundries and design houses
coupling to offer streamlined IDM services,” said Kah Yee Eg,
founder and CEO of Key ASIC. “Because we have a core
competence in low-power and high-performance design and an IP
portfolio targeted for consumer applications, Silterra was a
natural foundry choice by virtue of its focus in the same
market segments and its high-quality silicon process
Key ASIC will provide customers with its KeySoC™ Platform,
which provides a high-performance, ARM-based CPU platform and
memory blocks for integration of domain-specific IP blocks to
design ASICs quickly.
Key ASIC’s silicon-proven IP portfolio for portable consumer
devices includes a wide variety of mixed-signal blocks and
peripheral interfaces for quick integration in applications
including PMP/portable games, MP3/digital audio players,
digital imaging/video, mobile phones and wireless networking.
Silterra offers CMOS logic and mixed-signal process
technologies down to 0.13-micron. As a leading provider of
processes for small form factor color display drivers and
power management devices, Silterra also offers a portfolio of
high-density, high-voltage technologies in 0.20- and
0.18-micron nodes for these high-growth applications.
“Silterra has built a network of very capable design service
partners to support our growing customer base,” said Bruce
Gray, CEO of Silterra. “As a member of the Silterra Design
Community, Key ASIC brings a lot of value to our customers by
complementing our process and manufacturing capabilities with
their design expertise to jointly provide customers with
top-quality silicon through a seamless turnkey solution. This
is an attractive approach for customers to speed up their
time-to-revenue schedule very cost effectively.”
Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.:
Market demand driven, SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd is a
semiconductor wafer foundry offering major foundry compatible
CMOS logic, high-voltage and mixed-signal/RF technologies down
to 0.13-micron feature size. This includes complete,
competitive contract manufacturing for fabless and IDM
customers’ designs. SilTerra’s wafer fab has a design
capacity of 40,000 eight-inch wafers per month.
vigilant, SilTerra delivers award winning, world-class
performance to its customers seeking flexible capacity,
competitive advantages and around the clock customer support.
SilTerra is ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 certified. Founded in
1995, the company’s headquarters and factory are located in
Malaysia’s Kulim High-Tech Park, and SilTerra has sales and
marketing offices in San Jose (California) and Hsinchu
(Taiwan). For additional information on SilTerra or its
services, please visit www.silterra.com.
Koh Meng Kong
+6-012-491-0425 (Cell phone)
Lu Ping Chiang
Tel : +886-3-574-1587 (o)