LONDON Design and manufacturing services provider eSilicon Corp. has teamed up with design services and IP licensor S3 Group for a worldwide deal.
Under the terms of the deal eSilicon will provide chip manufacturing and productization services, and S3 Group will provide design services to semiconductor organizations worldwide. The arrangement provides customers with a one-stop shop to enable designs to be outsourced from specification to production.
Outsourcing chip design is becoming popular with some chip companies to allow them to focus on other skill sets such as software authoring.
"S3 Group has an excellent reputation for RF, analog and digital design services and related RF, analog and mixed-signal IP development," said Kalar Rajendiran, senior director of marketing at eSilicon, in a statement. "Through its accelerated design services and IP, combined with our first-time-right silicon track record and proven production capabilities, customers can achieve a shorter time to revenue and grow their market share."
"Our semiconductor customers not only require comprehensive solutions including design, manufacturing and productization services but they also want the convenience of being able to address their needs through one partner or organization," said James Blair, director of IC Services at S3 Group, in the same statement.
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