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IP Partners

To better serve our customers’ design needs using advanced CMOS, SiGe and other mixed-signal processes, we have a series of agreements with leading providers of physical design libraries, mixed-signal and non-volatile memory (NVM) design components.  These components are basic design building blocks, such as standard cells, interface input-output (I/O) cells, software compilers for the generation of on-chip embedded memories arrays, mixed-signal and NVM design blocks.
 
The process of qualifying an IP in any TowerJazz processes includes specification definition, program management and IP certification.
 
TowerJazz's IP partners provide proven, high quality IPs to embed within the design to support the design requirements of chip development process. They comply with industry standards and reduce the overall time-to-market for complex projects.


Services: Analog IPs
 

ADSANTEC Corporation, a fabless high-speed mixed signal semiconductor company, provides leading-edge components to support PCI Express, USB 3 and 40G/100G networks. By leveraging its core competencies in advanced mixed signals circuit design in both submicron CMOS and SiGe combining with custom ultra-high speed surface mount packaging technique, ADSANTEC provides cost effective solution for telecommunications and measurement instrumentation market segments.

For more information visit www.adsantec.com.

Services: Analog/Mixed Signal IPs
 

Anatrix LLC provides custom analog and mixed-signal products and ready to integrate IP. Our experience is not only in traditional electronic markets but medical, optics, cryogenic and radiation hardened markets. The goal at Anatrix is to provide first time right designs to insure the success of your IC project.

For more information visit www.anatrix-ic.com.

Services: I/O Libraries, ESD
 

Aragio Solutions is recognized worldwide as a premier IP provider of innovative I/O Library Solutions, and has an excellent track record of silicon success by providing ESD protection solutions for I/O libraries used on numerous CMOS processes. ARAGIO has developed robust ESD protection and high latch-up immunity IP for System Interface Circuits enabling high performance operation for standard interfaces (USB 2.0, mDDR, LVDS, RF and Analog ESD protection circuitry) and other high speed interface peripherals. ARAGIO’s innovative integrated circuit technology has enabled silicon-efficient I/O libraries on 180nm to 65nm process technologies.

For more information visit www.aragio.com.

Services: STD cells, Memories, I/O, Analog/Mixed Signal IP, Microprocessors

ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM's comprehensive product offering includes 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company's broad partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies.

More information on ARM is available at www.arm.com.

CEVA
Services: Processors

CEVA is the world's leading licensor of DSP cores and platform solutions for the mobile, digital home and networking markets. For more than twenty years, CEVA has been licensing a portfolio of DSPs, platforms and software to leading semiconductor vendors and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) companies worldwide.

For more information visit www.ceva-dsp.com.

Chipus
Services: Analog IPs

Chipus Microelectronics is an analog IP design house with strong experience in the development of low-power, low-voltage, analog and mixed-signal circuits. The company is specialized in the development of power management and data conversion IPs, characterized by the employment of configurable architectures, which allow higher level of customization together with high IP portability and, hence, reduced time-to-market. Chipus team counts with experienced analog and mixed-signal IC designers with background know-how in top IP and IDM semiconductor companies. Besides analog IP licensing, Chipus also provides IC design services, ranging from feasibility studies and design of analog circuit blocks to turnkey ASIC development solutions.

For more information visit www.chipus-ip.com.

Services: I/O Libraries

eSilicon, the largest independent semiconductor design and manufacturing services provider, delivers custom ICs and custom IP to OEMs, independent device manufacturers (IDMs), fabless semiconductor companies (FSCs) and wafer foundries through a fast, flexible, lower-risk path to volume production. eSilicon serves a wide variety of markets including communications, computer, consumer and industrial segments.

For more information visit www.esilicon.com.

 

Services: STD cells, Memory Compilers, Analog/Mixed Signal IPs

Dolphin Integration (www.dolphin-integration.com) is a developer and marketer of virtual components of Intellectual Property partaking in the design of multi-domain Integrated Circuits with a focus on Systems-on-Chip and MEMS with micromechanical structures.

The range of products includes:

  • A handful of microprocessors in synthesizable logic VHDL or Verilog around the Flip8051, now growing with the celebrated 16-bit extension 80251
  • The SESAME library of standard cells, praised for its high density together with generators of embedded RAMs and ROMs, down to 55 nm, patented for its unique advantage to enable Back-Tracking Free Routing with whatever P&R solution
  • A power management expertise in inductor-less DC-DC converters with a patented structure to improve efficiency of linear regulators, plus switching regulators and battery chargers, etc.
  • All contributing to the flagship Virtual Components for high resolution for Voice and Audio converters such as Portable Multimedia Players, and Sensors for high resolution measurements.

Their secret weapon is multi-level simulator SMASH All-in-One which has sired the ultimate Power Consumption assessor SCROOGE.

The company has experienced a steady growth since 1985 and is ISO-9001: 2000 certified.

For further information visit www.dolphin-integration.com.

 

Services: Analog/Mixed Signal IPs

Kaben Wireless Silicon Inc is an RFIC design and Intellectual Property (IP) provider of silicon-proven IC building blocks for wireless applications. We specialize in the design of highly complex circuits and building blocks for wireless applications such as integrated reconfigurable radios, digital FM/AM tuners, on-chip tunable filters. "best in class" frequency synthesizers, D/A's, etc. The company was founded in 2000 and has developed a reputation as one of the best wireless Silicon design teams in the industry. KABEN has a well established customer base and a successful track record with many proven design projects, most of which are in production.

For more information visit www.kabenwireless.com.

Services: NVMs

Kilopass Technology Inc. develops embedded one-time programmable (OTP) non-volatile memory (NVM) IP technology, manufactured in standard logic CMOS processes from 180nm to 40nm. Kilopass leads the industry in NVM technology on advanced CMOS process technologies delivering highly reliable, secure, and cost-effective NVM solutions for SOC applications. Kilopass' embedded NVM technology, XPM or Extra Permanent Memory, provides an excellent solution for electrically field-programmable firmware storage, security IDs and/or keys, analog circuit calibration, yield enhancement, self-repair, and IC configuration information for the flexible implementation of customer specific product features in a single chip solution. Kilopass Technology's XPM products integrate seamlessly with advanced Customer Owned Tooling (COT) and Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) markets and are available today for industry leading foundries and process geometries.

For further information visit www.kilopass.com.

 
Services: Memory Compilers

Mentor Graphics® (NASDAQ:MENT) offers a comprehensive line of low power, high density, high speed embedded memory hard IPs. Our product line includes:

  • coolSRAM-6T/8T – Single port SRAM(6T) and Dual/Two port SRAM IPs for large program or data memory blocks. These are based on production-proven, foundry-provided 6T/8T bit cells for high speed and low power designs.
  • coolREG-6T/8T – Single port Register File (6T) and Dual/Two port Register File (8T) for fast processor caches and smaller memory buffers.
  • coolROM – Single-layer metal 1 programmable ROM for large microcode or data storage.
  • coolCAM – Content Addressable Memory to be used as TCAM or BCAM IPs (ternary or binary) for search engines that are much faster and lower power with smaller size, in comparison with algorithmic approaches for search-intensive applications. The search is completed in a single clock cycle. TCAM and BCAM are frequently used for packet forwarding, packet classification and multi-way cache controllers.
  • coolSRAM-1T – The industry's only single-transistor SRAM with no mask/process cost-adder for ultra high density with moderate speed.

Mentor memory IP's are delivered via MemQuest™, an easy-to-use web-based compiler that generates all product configurations. MemQuest provides optimum density, power and routability, and the lowest cost for low-power and high-performance differentiated SoC designs. Users of Mentor embedded memory IP's compete in consumer, imaging, multimedia, wireless, high-speed computing, industrial, and networking applications.

In addition to embedded memory hard IPs, Mentor Graphics also offers a variety of standards-based soft IP cores that have been validated through hundreds of tape-outs to provide design teams with the most reliable cores in the industry. Our soft IP portfolio ranges from simple SoC building blocks, such as communication interfaces and microcontrollers, to complete integrated solutions for Ethernet, USB and storage applications.

For further information, please visit www.mentor.com/products/ip/.

Services: Analog/Mixed Signal IPs, Design Services

Mixel is a leading provider of mixed-signal IP cores to the IC and electronics industries. With leading edge IP products in the Mobile Mixed Signal market

For further information visit www.mixel.com.

Services: Analog/Mixed Signal IPs, Design Services

MOSCAD Design & Automation is a fabless semiconductor company providing leading edge analog and mixed-signal IP. Since its foundation in 1985, MOSCAD has earned an excellent reputation and track record for first time silicon success. Apart from a large portfolio of silicon proven IP cells, MOSCAD also offers custom design services or full turnkey solutions.

For further information visit www.moscad-da.com.

 

Services: NVMs

Novocell Semiconductor, Inc. specializes in developing and delivering advanced non-volatile memory intellectual property to the semiconductor industry. Novocell's dedicated design team has extensive experience in memory IP development including SRAM, DRAM, EEPROM, and Flash.

First released in 2006, Novocell developed NovoBlox®, a one-time programmable (OTP) non-volatile memory block which can be embedded in standard Logic CMOS without any additional process steps or post processing. NovoBlox can be programmed at the package, circuit, or wafer level, is available in two architectures, ROM and Serial, and can be configured from 32bits up to 8Kbits.

For further information visit www.novocellsemi.com.

Services: Analog/Mixed Signal IPs

Pacific MicroCHIP provides IC design services: high speed mixed-signal, analog, RF and imaging devices. It has a portfolio of IP blocks on Jazz SBC18 process.

For more information visit www.pacificmicrochip.com.

Ramon Chips
Services: Rad-hard Analog IPs, I/O Libraries, Memory Compilers and STD Cells

Ramon Chips Ltd. Ramon Chips is specialized in development of rad-hard digital and analog ASICs for space. The list of IPs and libraries includes standard cells, I/O cells (including LVDS, SSTL, 5V tolerance, cold spare, etc.), single and dual port SRAMs, all-digital DLL and DDR2 PHY. The technology was fully developed by Ramon Chips, and proven on Tower's 0.18µ and 0.13µ process technologies, and it is ITAR free. It is immune to extreme space environments and extreme conditions of thermal and mechanical stresses.

Ramon Chips provides the complete design services of development of customer's design, from RTL to a packaged, tested and qualified product, complying to extreme standards for space products.

For more information visit www.ramon-chips.com.

Rio Systems
Services: Analog IPs

RIO SYSTEMS, founded in 2005, is a fabless semiconductor company providing power efficient reconfigurable radio transceivers ICs and platforms. Our reconfigurable radios address market segments of wireless mobile, software defined radio base stations, remote radio heads, wireless back-haul, wireless repeaters, DRFM, tactical radios and SDR navigation systems.

With extensive experience in mixed-signal and radio frequency integrated circuits, RIO SYSTEMS offers an extensive IP portfolio, enabling its customers to bring new products to the market at lower development cost, risk and time.

For more information visit www.rio-system.com.

RedCat Devices
Services: Rad-hard I/O Libraries, Memory Compilers and STD Cells

RedCat Devices is a start-up company established on 2006 thanks to public funding from Milan Chamber of Commerce and Lombardia Region (Technological Voucher for Start-up Companies).

RCD is a fabless semiconductor company devoted to design semiconductor memories for aerospace and nuclear science taking the best from standard and well consolidated CMOS technologies and using radiation hardening by design (RHBD) methodologies to enhance resistance either to total ionizing dose (TID) and single event effects (SEE). The expertise of RCD is focused on both volatile and non volatile semiconductor memories coming from its founders whose experience have matured in academics and large companies and spread on technical and management issues such as design of silicon devices and technology transfer operations among large companies.

RedCat Devices is based in Milano and can count on a seven-person permanent staff team including founders and consultants. Its capability spreads from project management to physical simulation and layout design of complete silicon devices for customers who can be helped on silicon process choosing too. RCD works mainly on CMOS processes with different fabs.

For more information visit www.redcatdevices.it.

S3 Group
Services: Analog IPs

S3 Group provides products, solutions and professional services to the Digital TV, Telehealth and Semiconductor industries. Their business lines focus on addressing the specific needs of their customers in their specific markets.

For more information visit www.s3group.com.

Sabertek
Services: Analog IPs and RF IPs

SaberTek Inc. provides comprehensive design services for development and production of high-performance and advanced mmWave/RF/Analog products and IP's. Their services cover the complete development cycle, from concept and specifications, to the prototyping and high volume production.

For more information visit www.sabertek.com.

Services: NVMs

Sidense provides secure, low-cost, dense and reliable non-volatile, one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP for use in standard-logic CMOS processes, with no additional masks or process steps. Sidense's patented one-transistor 1T-FuseT architecture (U.S. Patent #7402855 and others) provides the industry's smallest footprint and lowest power Logic Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) solution.

Sidense foundry-friendly OTP memory IP is available from 180nm to 55nm, is scalable to 32nm and below, and is available from all top-tier foundries. Customers use Sidense OTP for analog trimming, code storage, encryption keys such as High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), RFID and Chip ID, medical, automotive, and configurable processors and logic.

For more information visit www.sidense.com.

Services: RF IPs

Seiva Networks offers unrivaled competency in RFID technology and ultra low power wireless by providing lowest cost, lowest power consumption, small form factor and greatest distant range in the industry.

For more information visit sievanetworks.com.

Services: ESDs

Sofics provides product proven solutions for on-chip ESD protection. Our solutions complement the public, foundry or partner owned protection solutions and focus on high ESD performance, advanced low capacitive clamps and low leakage approaches. We recently introduced a novel universal power clamp for high voltage and power applications. Sofics IP is included in more than 500 high volume production IC's for a broad range of IDM, fabless and foundry partners. Tower offers Sofics ESD solutions and services for all Tower processes.

For more information visit www.sofics.com.

Services: Analog IPs, I/O Libraries, Memory Compilers, NVMs and STD Cells

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA), supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property (IP) and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. Synopsys' comprehensive, integrated portfolio of implementation, verification, IP, manufacturing and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions helps address the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today, such as power and yield management, system-to-silicon verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly while reducing costs and schedule risk. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has approximately 70 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India.

For more information visit www.synopsys.com.

Services: Analog IPs and RF IPs

Tahoe RF Semiconductor Inc. is a full service, turnkey provider of innovative, leading-edge solutions for the RF/Analog IC marketplace. We specialize in developing RFICs and fully integrated systems and subsystems on a chip. Tahoe RF's responsibility begins with our customer's requirements and ends with the delivery of fully-tested, custom production silicon.

Tahoe RF has a rich library of silicon proven IP cores and solutions, which are leveraged in the creation of optimized integrated subsystems and systems.

Tahoe RF's solutions range from high volume commercial applications to the demanding needs of military, space and automotive designs.

The Tahoe RF engineering and management team have worked together since 1996 in Auburn, CA under different companies. This team worked as part of IBM Wireless RFIC Products Division, prior to founding Tahoe RF Semiconductor Inc. as a separate company in 2002.

Tahoe RF is a registered US State Department registered ITAR company and DMEA accredited DOD Trusted Source for Microelectronics Design and Broker Services.

For more information visit www.tahoerf.com.

Services: I/O Libraries, ESDs

Wipro Technologies is a global provider of Consulting, IT Services, Outsourced R&D, Infrastructure Outsourcing and Business Process Services. We specialize in delivering 360 (degree) technology-driven business solutions that meet the strategic objectives of our clients. With over 25 years in the information technology business, we are the pioneers in the remote delivery of services, and have relentlessly innovated to provide a comprehensive range of integrated services.

Wipro Technologies offers complete VLSI and System Engineering Solutions that include ASIC/SoC design (Digital, Analog & Mixed Signal ICs, RF SoCs ), Semiconductor IP cores, Board design and FPGA design. With the best-in-class methodology, EagleWisionT Wipro has one of the best first-pass-success rates for 300+ silicon designs and 200+ system designs delivered over the last 2 years. These include engagements in 45nm, 65nm, 90nm and 0.13µ for telecommunication, storage, avionics, consumer electronics, medical electronics, automotive and industrial automation domains.

For more information visit www.wipro.com.