October 16th, 2014

TSMC Names Silicon Creations Emerging IP Vendor for 2014

Silicon Creations PLL IP Tapeout Design Kits Silicon Proven in TSMC 16nm FinFET Process

Silicon Creations, a leading supplier of high-performance semi-custom analog and mixed-signal Intellectual Property (IP), today announced that it received TSMC’s Emerging IP Partner of the Year Award for 2014.

The award, presented September 30 at the TSMC Open Innovation Platform® Ecosystem Forum in San Jose, Calif., commended Silicon Creations for its rapidly growing importance as a provider of reliable IP for TSMC customers.

Additionally, Silicon Creations announced immediate availability of Tapeout Design Kits for its PLL IP, silicon proven in the TSMC 16 nanometer (nm) FinFET CMOS process. The Fractional-N PLL is able to program output frequency in steps smaller than 0.01ppm.

“We thank TSMC for the recognition and are proud to accept the award,” says Randy Caplan, Silicon Creations’ executive vice president. “The honor is a result of our dedication to customer success and a commitment to product performance and quality. Semiconductor companies know they can rely on us to help them meet the on-time introduction of their most advanced products.”

“Silicon Creations only recently joined our IP Alliance, but swiftly demonstrated its ability to deliver high-performance PLLs valued by some of our key customers,” remarks Suk Lee, TSMC senior director, Design Infrastructure Marketing Division.

About Silicon Creations

Silicon Creations is a self-funded, leading silicon IP developer with offices in the US and Poland, and sales representation worldwide. The company provides world-class silicon intellectual property (IP) for precision and general-purpose timing (PLLs), oscillators, low-power, high-performance SerDes and high-speed differential I/Os for diverse applications including smart phones, wearables, consumer devices, processors, network devices, automotive, IoT, and medical devices. Silicon Creations' IP is proven and/or in high-volume mass production in process technologies up to the most advanced available in the industry.

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