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Open-Silicon opens Japan headquarters

Posted: 03 Mar 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Open-Silicon Japan office? ASIC? foundry?

Open-Silicon Inc. has launched Open-Silicon Japan with headquarters in the Landmark Tower, Yokohama, Japan.

The company's expansion to Japan enables the company to support the escalating demand for low-power ICsboth next-generation ASICs and power-down derivativeswhich are required in the mobile, consumer, networking, and server products that come from Japan. Open-Silicon offers a strong low-power capability with its PowerMAX technology, which provides low-power design techniques like back biasing, custom low power cells, and power recovery. The company also recently joined the Power Forward Initiative, a low-power industry group.

"As Japanese semiconductor companies consolidate and go to a fab-lite model for 40-, 28-, or 22nm, the trend is to shift to foundry-based silicon for which Open-Silicon is a great fit," said Rick Murayama, managing director of Open-Silicon Japan. "Our predictability and reliability enable customers to enjoy the same high level of quality and service they have enjoyed from the large traditional IDMs."

Open-Silicon attributes much of its success to the OpenMODEL, the semiconductor industry's first end-to-end custom SoC development solution based on a revolutionary business model that provides a seamless, low-cost, and low-risk alternative to traditional models for complex ASIC design and development. Designers can choose their foundry, package supplier, and IP from any available on the open market, or they can ask Open-Silicon to propose complete solutions leveraging the best available technology. In addition, Open Silicon continues to broaden its ecosystem partnerships and expand it design capabilities. The company recently acquired Silicon Logic Engineering SLE) to increase the front-end capabilities for designing derivative ICs, which are increasingly in demand as semiconductor companies look to maximize the returns on their initial platform IC investments.

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