GUC Demonstrates Industry's First TSMC 16nm Low Leakage USB 3.1 PHY IP

Hsinchu, Taiwan, April 7, 2015 - Global Unichip Corp. (GUC), the Flexible ASIC LeaderTM, today announced industry's first low leakage USB 3.1 PHY IP developed for TSMC's 16-namometer FinFET+ process. The new IP will be available June 15.

This 16nm USB3.1 PHY IP is silicon-proven. It supports USB2.0, 3.0 and 3.1 protocols and is ready for USB Type-C connector, targeting data transfer and appliance charging functions. Ultra low-power consumption makes it ideal for consumer applications including mobile, laptops and tablet.

GUC's USB 3.1 PHY is compliant with USB 3.1 Base Specification with data rates up to 10Gb/s. It supports PRBS Built-In Self-Test and various loopback modes. The reference clock frequency is selectable among 20/25/40/50/100MHz.

GUC will demonstrate USB3.1 PHY at the TSMC Technology Symposium being held in San Jose, California today. GUC-PHY will be further verified with Renesas’ USB3.1 host controller, which together will provide USB 3.1 PHY + controller total solution on 16FF+.

"The addition of the USB 3.1 PHY IP to our 16nm portfolio truly provides the ASIC and design communities with a very broad range of advance technology options to meet nearly every leading edge design coming through the value chain. The interoperability between the Renesas controller and GUC PHY definitely provides the most advanced USB3.1 total solution, " said Jim Lai, President of GUC.

GUC's in-house IP portfolio includes DDR, high-speed SerDes, data converter, hardened ARM core, and multimedia IP. GUC's IP eco-system provides the flexibility to work with IP from GUC, TSMC and other vendors, creating the widest range of design options.

About GUC 

GLOBAL UNICHIP CORP. (GUC) is the Flexible ASIC LeaderTM who provides the semiconductor industry with leading IC implementation and SoC manufacturing services. Based in Hsin-chu Taiwan, GUC has developed a global reputation with a presence in China, Europe, Japan, Korea, and North America. GUC is publicly traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the symbol 3443. For more information, visit

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