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  Date: 11/03/2015

Design, IP, emulator, test services and MPW shuttle platform by CEA-Leti

For semiconductor companies and institutes, nanodevice researcher CEA-Leti launched its Silicon Impulse IC design competence center, a near-complete semiconductor IC chip design technology platform offering IC design, advanced intellectual property, emulator and test services along with industrial multi-project wafer (MPW) shuttles.

Silicon Impulse provides access to Leti’s and CEA-List’s advanced IC technologies and systems expertise. Leti and List experts and ecosystem partners help to shorten time to market from idea to production by providing services related to prototyping and pre-production runs utilizing Leti’s technology.

The expertise available covers analog, RF, digital and memory design and hardware/software-integrated solutions at chip manfacturing nodes that meets cost requirements of the user. Fully Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator (FDSOI), ReRAM, MEMS, 3DVLSI, Silicon Photonics, are some of the technologies this platform supports. The hot market of IoT is addressed in this platform.

“Pervasive wireless networking and groundbreaking low-power technologies are critical to the widespread adoption of the Internet of Things, because they improve the performance of portable devices and their network infrastructure,” said Leti CEO Marie-Noëlle Semeria. “With Silicon Impulse’s one-stop-shop platform, 28nm FD-SOI heterogeneous, low-power design becomes a reality for the IoT community. Silicon Impulse helps Leti’s partners introduce innovative products that deliver optimal performance for these applications, and benefit from the most advanced technologies.”

Leti says "Silicon Impulse, in cooperation with a rich network of ecosystem partners, is set up to develop, produce and integrate innovative customized or standard systems that exploit advanced technologies for all of Leti’s industrial partners."

Leti shares the below specific features of the offer:

• Leti’s pool of expertise in advanced IC design and low-power technologies

• Leading-edge IC technologies for application-oriented device, circuit and system solutions

• Regularly scheduled MPW shuttles for silicon prototyping and small-volume runs

• An established high-tech supply chain to accelerate production ramp-up and hand-off

• Customized collaboration to fit partner needs

Leti says its experts will collaborate with partners from the feasibility-study stage through device design, prototyping, testing and production ramp up. The wide range of IC technologies available in the platform is further augmented by List’s comprehensive embedded software solutions.

Leti to showcase its new Silicon Impulse platform at major industry events this year: DATE, Silicon Impulse workshop during VLSI-DAT, DAC, LetiDays Grenoble, LetiDay San Francisco during SEMICON West, LetiDay Tokyo, Leti’s Devices Workshop at IEDM and SOI consortium events.
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