Webinar Video: 10-Minute GDSII Tapeout Quotes

Replay of a live eSilicon webinar moderated by Dan Nenni (SemiWiki founder) where we demonstrate our GDSII quoting portal.  Working with a real customer, we generate a complete, executable quotation for a production GDSII tapeout at TSMC in about 10 minutes.  We also explore "what if" scenarios to optimize unit price for the program. Created: July 31, 2014, 8:00 AM PDT.

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TCAM Application Note: Streamline Multi-Byte Searches With TCAM Arrays

Embedded content addressable memories (CAMs) allow system designers to define various configurations to match architectural requirements to achieve the optimal performance, power and cost of the system.

This application note describes a simple way to customize eSilicon’s eFlexCAM™ memories into a register-array CAM that supports parallel compare and write operations and multiple byte-match lines, typically used in network security applications.

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Instant MPW Quotes: New Die Packaging Services

Request a free account and explore your multi-project wafer (MPW) production options with no obligation. Our newest MPW quoting tool includes standard IC package options.
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The Challenges of Creating a Successful Back-End Manufacturing Operations Flow

It is becoming very clear that outsourcing of the back-end manufacturing operations part of the IC development flow is economically beneficial to fabless semiconductor companies of all sizes. By outsourcing post-GDSII operations, fabless companies can concentrate on their core competency, which is chip design, by reallocating their costs from non-core competency skills to differentiating skills. The goal of this White Paper is to paint a realistic picture of the complexities of manufacturing operations in the era of deep sub-micron CMOS, and dispel certain simplistic notions about the back-end manufacturing flow. [View more white papers]

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Methodology

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Productization

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Advanced Integrated Methodology for ASIC Design and Production Management

A company looking for a custom logic supplier today has a range of different options. Why choose to work with eSilicon? The answer comes down to our our advanced integrated methodology. This methodology allows us to master both the design aspects of a project and then also the operational and production aspects of the chips. What differentiates eSilicon from its competition is the way that we understand each aspect of the process.

Mastering design means not just getting a design to work correctly the first time, but doing it on time and getting the desired result. The engineering costs to build a modern system on chip (SoC) are very high and there’s no point in spending the money and ending up with a result that is merely acceptable. Your design should be best in class in performance, power consumption and area, and therefore in production cost terms. eSilicon has completed more than 200 designs across a broad range of application areas from high-performance computing to low-cost consumer and ultra-low-power hearing aids. This range means our design team has a tremendous breadth of experience, and the number of designs completed each year means that skills are kept current.

However, the best design in the world won’t help your business if it cannot be manufactured, and this is where our operations and production capabilities are so important. eSilicon is involved in all aspects of manufacturing and works with tier-one suppliers in wafer foundry, test, assembly and package design. Our independence means we are not tied to any given supplier and can pick the best suppliers to work with, choosing them solely in the best interests of the customer. We care about the yield and the quality metrics of your design: our product engineering team will work to get the desired results not just for the engineering prototypes, but for all the production units — no matter how large the volume is.

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