CAMBRIDGE, UK X-FAB Silicon Foundries announced strategic and technical customer support services to speed up time-to-market and optimize supply chain organization.
The new services include:
IP Partner Network - IP Search, an online service developed in cooperation with external partners and third parties. The network makes it easy for X-FAB customers to access intellectual property for X-FAB's processes.
X-CHAIN - A design and supply chain partner network that helps customers connect with appropriate parties to meet business needs covering the entire IC value chain.
Mixed-Signal Place & Route Service - X-FAB in-house technical support that offers chip layout service for Customer-Owned Tooling (COT) technologies, reducing costs.
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Consulting & Review Service - X-FAB in-house technical support that taps X-FAB's extensive and highly specialized ESD expertise for analog/mixed-signal design.
“These services are an important step forward in our strategy to help customers achieve 'first time
right' silicon for complex analog/mixed-signal designs”, said Thomas Hartung, vice president of marketing and sales at X-FAB.
X-FAB's new IP Partner Network and IP Search service lets X-FAB customers identify and search for silicon-proven IP by technology or geometry, with immediate results. Most of the offered IP is completely verified and proven with X-FAB's production processes.
Reusing blocks rather than building them from scratch saves time and expense. This new service formalizes a practice already in place to ensure optimal quality results for customers. It is accessible on X-FAB's corporate website in the "Third-party Services" section.
The X-CHAIN design and supply chain partner network platform provides a structured way for customers to search online, region by region, for contact information and other data about qualified design and supply chain partners worldwide.
These companies either have worked with X-FAB already, or currently are actively engaged with X-FAB in chip development or other areas such as test, assembly, supply chain management or turnkey IC solutions.
Search results highlight each company's offerings and expertise – analog, RF, high-voltage or MEMS, for example - and provide contact information.
The service is free of charge, easy to use, and readily available to all X-FAB website visitors.
The ESD design review and Mixed-Signal Place & Route service are accessible immediately via X-FAB's technical hotline.
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