Press Release: Efabless Launches the Chiplicity Design Partner Program Featuring Chipus Microelectronics, Sankalp Semiconductor and Symmid Corporation

The Efabless Chiplicity Design Partner Program provides multiple platform services for design firms developing custom ICs for product OEM and IC companies.

SAN JOSE, CA — Efabless, a crowd-sourcing design platform for custom silicon, today announced the launch of the Chiplicity Design Partner Program. The program supports ASIC and IP design partners across multiple services provided by the Efabless platform in responding to requests and developing custom ICs for product OEM or IC semiconductor customers.

The Efabless Design Platform offers a complete development solution for design partners that streamlines the time and cost associated with creating custom silicon solutions for the market. The platform includes a complete EDA design flow based on open-source tools, access to foundry process technologies and IP, as well as prototyping and production fabrication services.

The Design Platform is also powered by a global community of design professionals and firms that support design requests made by end-customers. In addition to design services, the community fuels the platform through creation, innovation and listing of designs and IP via the Efabless Design Marketplace. These designs and IP can then be leveraged by design partners for custom ASIC designs for end-customers enabling a broader range of solutions and a faster time-to-market.

At launch, the Chiplicity Design Partner Program includes the following companies, each of which will list IP and provide design services through the Efabless Design Platform:

Chipus Microelectronics — a semiconductor company with proven expertise in the development of ultra-low-power, low-voltage, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuit (ICs) and systems on chip (SoCs). Headquartered in Florianópolis, Brazil, Chipus has a U.S. subsidiary in Silicon Valley and sales teams in both the United States and Europe.

Sankalp Semiconductor — an end-to-end chip design services provider for analog, digital, high-speed physical interface IP, Memory Compiler & Technology foundation. With over 14 years of operations and large design services teams Sankalp has collaborated with multitude of customers to offer innovative chip realization services.

Symmid Corporation — the largest fab-independent Malaysian design group with world-class expertise in analog, digital, mixed-signal and high-voltage IC design. Branded as the “One stop center for IC Design Solution” in Malaysia, the company provides end-to-end IC design service support to fabless design houses, electronics and semiconductor system companies, equipment manufacturers and service providers.

The combination of leading design services partners along with the Efabless Platform provides a unique and powerful offering for developing custom ASICs. By enabling design partners with tools, processes, and the ability to leverage and collaborate across a global community, Efabless streamlines the effort, process and costs of development, making custom silicon a viable option to a broader and diverse range of emerging IoT and intelligent products.

“We are excited to welcome Chipus, Sankalp and Symmid as our first design partners on the platform,” said Mike Wishart, CEO of Efabless. “They are all leaders in the industry with well-earned reputations for design quality and reliability. Importantly, they share our vision that the emerging world of massively connected devices will be accelerated by making customized mixed signal ASIC solutions broadly available and cost-effective. This requires new approaches that use community business models and cloud-based collaborative development platforms. Efabless was founded to do exactly that and Chipus, Sankalp and Symmid are fellow travelers in making this vision a reality.”

“Chipus is very excited to participate in the Chiplicity Design Partner Program,” said Murilo Pessatti, CEO of Chipus Microelectronics. “We believe and recognize custom silicon design is passing to a transformation and we are proud to support initiatives driven by companies like Efabless that are visionary players. We have built a great relationship with Efabless in the last years exchanging experiences and insights, and being part of this program is really a remarkable milestone in pushing together to turn easy to make custom silicon for the huge amount of new opportunities and customizations AI and IoT requires.”

“The next wave of chip design is being enabled through reliable platforms that combine chip design domain knowledge, IPs, EDA tools and services,” said Samir Patel, CEO, Sankalp Semiconductor. “Chiplicity Design Partner Program will not only serve as the platform for traditional chip companies but will also ease the barrier for system companies with limited chip design expertise to implement their ASIC designs.”

“Being selected by Efabless to be part of Chiplicity Design Partner Program is a great milestone for Symmid. This is a recognition for Symmid’s IC design capability on global stage. We are confident that this platform will greatly benefit the fabless IC Design community in terms of cost, efficiency, maximizing shared resources and time-to-market for their design and products. Let us join hands and make this a success story for all,” said Ahmed Saad, CEO of Symmid Corporation.

Contact Efabless to find out more about Efabless or participating in the Chiplicity Design Partner Program.

About Efabless is the world’s first crowd-sourcing platform for semiconductors. Efabless’ customers connect with a community of design firms and professionals and receive formal quotes for custom mixed signal IC and IP solutions. Efabless then provides its IC design community with a cloud-based platform offering everything needed to execute the designs. This includes a design flow based on open source tools; a marketplace featuring IP and full reference designs; access to foundry processes and MPW services to get to prototypes. The entire offering is designed to eliminate the cost and administrative barriers that have inhibited IC design in general and custom IC design in particular.

Efabless is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA

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About Chipus Microsemiconductor

Chipus Microelectronics is a semiconductor company with proven expertise in the development of ultra-low-power, low-voltage, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) and systems on chip (SoCs).

Relying on a strong experience in power management and data converters, the company has more than 200 IP mixed-signal blocks in process nodes from 40nm to 0.35um of various foundries. Since its foundation in 2008, Chipus has provided IC design services in leading edge technologies also, including down to 28nm and 10nm, with firm commitment and flexible client support to customers worldwide (USA and Americas, Europe, and Asia).

Headquartered in Florianópolis, Brazil, Chipus has a US subsidiary in Silicon Valley and sales team in Europe. Assuring quality standards, Chipus is ISO 9001:2015 certified.

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About Sankalp Semiconductor

Sankalp Semiconductor offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions to its customers in key semiconductor domains including digital, analog, high-speed physical interface IP, Embedded Memory Compiler and EDA modelling. Sankalp Semiconductor is a preferred semiconductor design service partner to multiple Fortune 500 companies in the Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Industrial IoT and Medical electronics space. The company enables its customers achieve their time-to-market window by delivering first time right silicon designs and engage with product engineering teams across the globe to design System-on-Chip. Sankalp Semiconductor is based in Sunnyvale, California, with offices in USA, India, Canada, Germany and Malaysia.

About Symmid Corporation

SYMMID is Malaysia’s premier IC design company that deliver the most comprehensive ASIC/ASSP/FPGA/Analog mixed signal design/RF/High Voltage design services to meet customers’ needs (cost, time, quality). The company develops and supplies customer exclusive ASIC solutions for the automotive, industrial and consumer market. Symmid offerings range from a complete SOC implementation, custom circuit design, IP blocks, layout services and sign-off audits. It’s commitment to provide its customers the most comprehensive mixed signal design services using its local design team, and its extensive network of design partners, Symmid specialises in handling any special needs ranging from specialised IP blocks, filters, PLLs, power supplies, complete transceiver solutions, data converters, I/O blocks, PDK development and more. Symmid is ISO9001 and ISO27001 certified.