EP177: The Certus Approach to Meeting the Challenges of I/O and ESD with Stephen Fairbanks

EP177: The Certus Approach to Meeting the Challenges of I/O and ESD with Stephen Fairbanks
by Daniel Nenni on 08-18-2023 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by Stephen Fairbanks, CEO of Certus Semiconductor. Stephen is an ESD pioneer with over 30 years of experience starting with his time at Intel, SRF Technologies, and now Certus Semiconductor.

Stephen describes the varied challenges of ESD andI/O library design presented by today’s technologies and design… Read More


Unique IO & ESD Solutions @ DAC 2023!

Unique IO & ESD Solutions @ DAC 2023!
by Daniel Nenni on 06-29-2023 at 6:00 am

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The semiconductor industry continues to drive innovation and constantly seeks methods to lower costs and improve performance. The advantages of custom I/O libraries versus free libraries can be seen as cost-savings or, more importantly, new markets, new customers, and new business
opportunities.

At DAC 2023, Certus SemiconductorRead More


The Opportunity Costs of using foundry I/O vs. high-performance custom I/O Libraries

The Opportunity Costs of using foundry I/O vs. high-performance custom I/O Libraries
by Stephen Fairbanks on 06-13-2023 at 10:00 am

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The original vision for Certus Semiconductor in 2008 was to leverage production I/O Libraries from more significant partners, starting with Freescale, and take it to smaller external customers for licensing.  This IP was proven and validated, with an excellent silicon track record and big company support; in our minds, we thought,… Read More