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Alchip is Painting a Bright Future for the ASIC Market

Alchip is Painting a Bright Future for the ASIC Market
by Mike Gianfagna on 06-17-2021 at 10:00 am

Alchip is Painting a Bright Future for the ASIC Market

I’ve spent most of my career in the ASIC business. In 2003, Gartner predicted the ASIC market would grow to $16.9B. During that time, there were a number of startups building ASICs, but the applications were a bit specialized and aimed at new markets. Consequently, there was a lot of risk to build a chip startup and many ASICs either… Read More


Maximizing ASIC Performance through Post-GDSII Backend Services

Maximizing ASIC Performance through Post-GDSII Backend Services
by Kalar Rajendiran on 03-04-2021 at 6:00 am

Panel 1 Alchip – HPC ASIC Manufacturing Done Your Way 1030x579 1

ASICs by definition are designed to meet the respective applications’ requirements. ASIC engineers deploy various design techniques to maximize performance, minimize power and reduce chip size. But is there more that can be done after the GDSII is taped out? A recent press release from Alchip Technology dated Feb 4, 2021 claims… Read More


Alchip at TSMC OIP – Reticle Size Design and Chiplet Capabilities

Alchip at TSMC OIP – Reticle Size Design and Chiplet Capabilities
by Mike Gianfagna on 09-04-2020 at 10:00 am

Alchip machine learning design

This is another installment covering TSMC’s very popular Open Innovation Platform event (OIP), held on August 25. This event presents a diverse and high-impact series of presentations describing how TSMC’s vast ecosystem collaborates with each other and with TSMC.  This presentation is from Alchip, presented by James Huang,… Read More


Alchip moves from TSMC 7nm to 5nm!

Alchip moves from TSMC 7nm to 5nm!
by Daniel Nenni on 08-20-2020 at 10:00 am

Alchip 5nm TSMC

While Alchip is speeding its way down the TSMC process technology roadmap I am reminded how important services are to the semiconductor ecosystem. We can thank ASIC companies like Alchip for the heavy investment systems companies have made into semiconductors. We covered this in our book “Fabless: The Transformation of the SemiconductorRead More


Alchip Delivers Cutting Edge Design Support for Supercomputer Processor

Alchip Delivers Cutting Edge Design Support for Supercomputer Processor
by Mike Gianfagna on 07-23-2020 at 6:00 am

MN 3 Supercomputer

Alchip issued a press announcement recently entitled Alchip Provides Supercomputer Processor Design Support. The release is literally a tour de force of technology, with many advanced design and packaging accomplishments. First, let’s examine the basics of the design.

Preferred Networks, Inc (PFN) is the customer. They … Read More


CEO Interview: Johnny Shen of Alchip

CEO Interview: Johnny Shen of Alchip
by Daniel Nenni on 06-10-2020 at 10:00 am

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Alchip was founded in 2003 by a group of Silicon Valley veterans that followed a similar path of working for semiconductor companies then moving to the EDA/IP/ASIC ecosystem. In fact, I used to play basketball with the Alchip co-founder/chairman during that time and can tell you he is a fierce competitor. Good thing too because … Read More