Alchip mission is to provide total ASIC solution from customer design to manufacturing by using leading-edge technology.
Due to the ever increasing SoC complexities, design risks, and design costs, it is critical for our customers to establish long term partnership with pure play ASIC house like Alchip.
Alchip is fully dedicated to achieve timely delivery of cutting-edge ASIC solutions to our customers. In addition, Alchip service model is quite flexible and we support ASIC biz for all data entry conditions: spec-in, partial spec-in, RTL-in, netlist-in, gds2-in, package-in, FG-in and production-in, etc.
In today’s increasingly competitive market, to differentiate from other companies is essential for our customers to succeed in their markets. Alchip’s mission is to provide customers with unique ASIC development solutions to achieve these goals:
- Reduce customer’s upfront investment in physical design resources.
- Achieve first-time-silicon success based on our past 420+ tape-out experience.
- Provide value added services, from front-end to backend design tasks, to complement customer’s design expertise with the lowest risks and highest performance.
- Strive to enable customers to achieve time-to-market from design to manufacturing.
Realizing Innovation with a Dependable Trusted Silicon Partner.
Due to ever increasing SoC complexities, design risks and design costs, it is critical to establish long term ASIC partnerships. As a leading provider of silicon design and manufacturing services, Alchip is committed to partnering with our customers to deliver the most innovative solutions while minimizing risk and reducing costs. Our world class teams provide the fastest time-to-market SoC design & manufacturing solutions at aggressive price points so our customers can succeed in the increasingly competitive market. We have been able to help our customers and our partners grow, and we are highly focused on developing long term partnerships with our customers.
Alchip Technologies is dedicated to rapid delivery of cutting-edge ASIC solutions to our customers. We have a proven track record of first silicon successes at the 16nm, 12nm, and 7nm nodes. Our total engineering and business solution strategy ensures that our customers receive quality SoC product solutions on-time or ahead of schedule. Our dedicated teams of engineering, logistic, and business professionals understand and address to our customers’ needs. Alchip is the trusted silicon partner for implementing and delivering SoCs so that our clients can focus on what they do best.
Our Core Values
Alchip is guided by a set of core values that is our key belief and philosophy. These values inspire how we work together, and how we serve our customer.
Alchip sees global environmental conservation as one of the most important issues for mankind in the 21st century and we believe that through technology innovations, business with attention to conservation can be profitable and beneficial to the environment at the same time.
Innovative technologies geared for:
- Efficient use of resource
- Better use of energy
- Proliferation of Green SoC Design and Manufacturing
History of Alchip
In April 2002 Cadence acquired Simplex Solutions, an ASIC design services company. Alchip was founded six months later by Kinying Kwan and other former Simplex employees as a fabless ASIC supplier. Simplex Solutions had gained notoriety for designing the graphics ASIC for Sony’s PS2 game console. Sony became an important customer of Alchip as well. In 2006 80% of Alchip’s revenues were from Japan, and most of that was from Sony. In September 2008 Alchip’s relationship with Sony took another step forward when it was announced that it would partner with Sony’s microelectronics to provide packaging solutions for Alchip’s customer’s ASICs. Over the past decade, Alchip has received investments from several tech heavyweights, including Global Future Group, Investar, AcerVC, Cisco Systems, C2Capital, and notably Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the biggest contract chipmaker in the world, owns a 20% stake in the firm. On December 23, 2010, Alchip went public and was listed on the Taiwan Emergent Market under the stock ticker number 3661. On October 28, 2014, Alchip debuted on the Taiwan Stock Exchange’s main market. This move opened Alchip to institutional and private investors and boosted its profile within the industry.
Alchip provides physical design, design for test insertion, package design, product qualification, IP licensing, and manufacturing services for digital CMOS ASICs. Alchip has announced products in 180 nm, 130 nm, 90 nm, 65 nm, 40 nm, 32 nm, 28 nm, and 16 nm process technologies. Customer ASICs have been announced in a wide range of applications including medical image processing, supercomputing, crypto-mining and networking.
Alchip adopts an open foundry model and outsources semiconductor manufacturing to TSMC, UMC, SMIC, and Samsung. It also works with captive fab such as SONY and Toshiba. As of 2014, over 85% of Alchip projects are outsourced to TSMC. Alchip also outsources packaging, assembly, and testing. Alchip owns a Verigy 93K tester platform on which it performs test development and the test of ASIC prototypes.