Los Gatos, CA - November 27, 2000 - Adaptive Silicon announced that it has received its first test chips for its Programmable Logic Core(PLC) designs. The test chips were produced by LSI Logic onthe 0.18 micron G-12 process. LSI Logic is the initial licensee of ASi'stechnology.
"The success of these test chips is a statement to the quality of ourengineering team and to the robustness of LSI's manufacturing process," saidTim Garverick president and COO of Adaptive Silicon. "It is a significantmilestone to get working silicon on the first try."
ASi received its seed funding in the summer of 1999 and taped out its firstsilicon in less than twelve months, the company said. The company said it is on track with LSI Logicto announce its products and release them for full production as embeddedcores in system chips in the spring of 2001. The companies expect betacustomers to begin designing the ASi programmable logic cores into theirASICs towards the end of the fourth quarter of 2000.
Embedded programmable logic permits high-risk blocks of a SOC device to bemodified after first silicon is produced. Consequently, such devices maybe fabricated earlier in the development process without riskingmodification of the overall design and re-spinning the silicon, the company said. Embeddingprogrammable logic also provides the flexibility to modify devices onceshipped to customers to upgrade algorithms or accommodate changes instandards or protocols in applications like communications and imageprocessing.
Adaptive Silicon, Inc.
Los Gatos, CA
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