MILPITAS, Calif.-January 13, 2009 : Open-Silicon, Inc., the leading open market semiconductor manufacturer and provider of spec-to-silicon ASIC design services, today announced a MAX licensing agreement with Brite Semiconductor, an ASIC company based in Shanghai.
Open-Silicon's MAX technology, announced in November of 2008, addresses design issues common to the 65nm and 40nm process nodes. Depending on customer needs, Brite Semiconductor's Shanghai design center will implement the PowerMAX™, CoreMAX™, and VariMAX™ technologies to build customized silicon with increased performance, managed process variability and lower power.
"The new MAX technology provides tremendous power and performance optimization advantages for our customers' products, regardless of the complexity of their designs," said Charlie Zhi, CEO of Brite Semiconductor. "Design companies in China are moving aggressively to leading-edge technologies. No other ASIC company will be able to offer these advanced design benefits to their China-based customers."
"MAX has been tremendously successful in allowing customers to build the best possible, fully custom silicon for customers' designs or products in smaller process geometries," said Scott Houghton, VP marketing and business development, Open-Silicon. "Brite will be able to enhance its customers' products by taking advantage of the ASIC industry's only transistor-level optimization flow and techniques like adaptive back biasing, which are new to the ASIC space."
About MAX Technology
CoreMAX was created to build the fastest processor cores in the ASIC world. The CoreMAX technology uses over two million lines of C++ software and several patented techniques to create new cells on-the-fly that are optimized at the transistor level for maximum performance. VariMAX addresses increasing process variability through use of a back biasing design approach where the bulk transistor node voltage is controlled so that fast, leaky parts are reined in by adaptive calibration of the silicon. PowerMAX enables design for the lowest possible power. PowerMAX adds to existing physical design techniques with four new technologies: transistor level transformations, back biasing, power recovery, and custom leakage signoff.
Open-Silicon, Inc. provides leading edge ASIC design, open market IP integration, and high quality silicon manufacturing services to customers worldwide. Open-Silicon was founded to set new standards for the predictability and reliability of ASICs and enable customers to differentiate their products through affordable custom silicon. Through the "Science of ASICs" initiative Open-Silicon continues to introduce technology advantages that help customers increase their market success. For more information, visit Open-Silicon's website at www.open-silicon.com or call 408-240-5700.
About Brite Semiconductor
Brite Semiconductor Corporation is a fabless ASIC company headquartered in Shanghai. Brite Semiconductor uses proven design flows and methodologies and advanced design capabilities to provide end-to-end custom ASIC solutions including a complete turnkey service. This engineering strength is partnered with a proven business model that provides a seamless, cost effective, and low risk solution for complex ASIC design and development. For more information, please visit www.britesemi.com.