Open-Silicon transforms ideas into system-optimized ASIC solutions within the time-to-market parameters desired by customers. The company enhances the value of customers’ products by innovating at every stage of design — architecture, logic, physical, system, software and IP — and then continues to partner to deliver fully tested silicon and platforms. Open-Silicon applies an open business model that enables the company to uniquely choose best-in-industry IP, design methodologies, tools, software, packaging, manufacturing, and test capabilities. The company has partnered with over 150 companies ranging from large semiconductor and systems manufacturers to high-profile start-ups, and has successfully completed 300 designs and shipped over one hundred million ASICs to date. Privately-held, Open-Silicon employs over 250 people in Silicon Valley and around the world. www.open-silicon.com
The OpenMODEL is an ASIC development process that combines Open-Silicon's extensive design and product engineering expertise with customer-driven supply chain implementation. The central goal of the OpenMODEL is to enable customers to utilize the best technology available on the open market. Combining the foundry that is the best match for the product type, with the world’s best IP, allows development of industry-leading semiconductors. Unlike traditional ASIC vendor models that offer only a limited and fixed menu of options, the OpenMODEL allows customers to make informed choices that lower cost and reduce risk at each step of the ASIC implementation process.
The process begins with a systematic cost analysis that optimizes expenditures at each step in the supply chain. Customers can then choose from Open-Silicon's broad portfolio of qualified semiconductor intellectual property and extensive strategic partnerships with the world's leading manufacturing, test, and packaging providers. Open-Silicon's disciplined design methodology is then applied to produce reliable, predictable ASICs at significantly lower cost.
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