QuickLogic and YorChip partnering in developing UCIe FPGA Chiplets

Date: 29/08/2023
QuickLogic and YorChip are partnering to develop newline Low-Power, Low-Cost UCIe FPGA Chiplets. YorChip is a Silicon Valley based start-up company specialised in UCIe-compatible IP. The new chiplets to target fast-growing edge IoT and AI/ML markets. They are partnering to capitalise the growing demand of eFPGA-based UCIe (Unified Chiplet Interconnect Express) enabled chiplets aligning with the growing trend of open standards for chiplets.

To give you brief idea how big is this market market researcher Yole estimates, by 2023 the chiplet adoption will lead to a total available market of chiplet-based integrated circuits in excess of $200B, across the consumer, automotive defense, aerospace, industrial, and medical markets.

QuickLogic is known for its eFPGA IP technology. YorChip developing a complete ecosystem of off the shelf Chiplets including FPGA, AI, RISC-V and common connectivity Chiplets through this partnership.

QuickLogic said in its release "This ecosystem will enable customers to connect any UCIe-compatible third-party chiplet, such as a CPU or AI/ML chip, to create a customized system. The ecosystem is also suitable for interoperability testing and joint promotion. Customers who wish to go full SoC will still be able to license QuickLogic's eFPGA and YorChip's UCIe IP and use chiplets to prototype and do early market production. This flexibility in business model differentiates QuickLogic and YorChip from traditional IP or discrete FPGA vendors, who typically only support a single business model."

"Our partnership with QuickLogic is a giant leap for FPGA technology. Together, we're delivering a groundbreaking lineup of low-power, cost-effective FPGA chiplets that will revolutionize the way designers design and build systems," said Kash Johal, Founder at YorChip.

"We are pioneering a new era of FPGA chiplet integration that fills a market gap and empowers customers with cutting-edge solutions for the evolving edge IoT and AI/ML markets," said Brian Faith, CEO of QuickLogic.

UCIe is supported by leading semiconductor and software vendors such as AMD, Arm, Google Cloud, Intel Corporation, Meta, Microsoft, Qualcomm Incorporated, Samsung, and TSMC making UCIe preferred interconnect standard.

The first FPGA chiplets from the QuickLogic and YorChip partnership are expected to be available in early 2025. The chiplets will range in size from 40K LUTs to over 1M LUTs, making them suitable for a wide range of applications.

News Source: QuickLogic