COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Simtek Corp. here today announced the formation of a new division that will support the conversion of expensive programmable logic devices (PLDs) to the company's own, low-cost ASIC products.
Though its recent acquisitions of Integrated Logic Systems Inc. and MacroTech Semiconductor, Simtek has formed the SimtekIntegrated Logic business unit.
With its ASIC products, Simtek is looking to replace FPGAs, especially Xilinx Inc.'s XC4000 family of products, according to officials from the Colorado Springs, Colo.-based chip company.
Simtek's ASIC products typically consume half the power and can be housed in smaller packages than FPGAs, the company claimed. Simtek can typically deliver prototypes 8 weeks from approval of design-- with cost savings of at least 50% when compared to the original FPGA, it claimed.