Sankalp Semiconductor, a leading Chip Design Service company which serves the demanding needs of the Semiconductor and Electronics Industry, announced that it has signed an agreement with STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, to serve as an FD-SOI Services and IP Partner. Sankalp is an established leader in Analog and Mixed Signal designs and FD- SOI is the best digital, analog, and RF integration platform.
"The FD-SOI ecosystem is growing quickly with multiple and diverse partners throughout the Supply Chain because, at 28nm, FD-SOI technology is proven as the most cost-effective and energy-efficient option. FD-SOI provides a wide range of operating voltages, including from 0.6V to 1.1V, and a unique body-bias capability," said Giorgio Cesana, Director of Technology Marketing, STMicroelectronics. "Having worked with Sankalp Semiconductor on previous designs, we recognize and appreciate their skill and value to the FD-SOI supply-chain."
"Sankalp has been involved in the development of many FD-SOI analog IP and high-speed PHYs for ST, have mastered the technology's appropriate use and the integration of these IP in SoC, and has seen first-hand its' faster, simpler, and cooler benefits," said Atul Arora, IP Business Unit Head, Sankalp Semiconductor. "The addition of FD-SOI to our toolkit enables Sankalp to best serve our customers in the IoT / Wearable, Consumer, Multimedia & Automotive markets with complete IP and SoC solutions."
The agreement with ST gives Sankalp Semiconductor access to a broad range of IP in FD-SOI at the 28nm node. Sankalp has also developed a porting engine and a methodology to port designs to other nodes in a shorter turn-around time.
About Sankalp Semiconductor Private Limited
Sankalp semiconductor is the preferred choice for Analog Mixed Signal services and solutions specializing in end-to-end solutions for IOs, Analog and Mixed Signal Chip design and layout. Our Analog and Mixed Signal expertise combined with the SoC design capabilities makes us a one stop destination for all our customers. Sankalp Semiconductor was founded in 2005 by a team of industry experts with a mission to create an excellent technology hub of mixed-signal semiconductor services and solutions. With a team of over 450 semiconductor technology specialists, Sankalp drives its mission through three strategic focus areas - bring second tier cities of India on technology map, attract proven technical leaders with entrepreneurial zeal and working closely with some of the topmost academic institutions in the country by being in close proximity to the institutes. These strategies ensure scalability and creation of a forward-looking ecosystem. Sankalp Semiconductor is the recipient of several Industry accolades like Red Herring Asia, Deloitte Tech Fast 50 India (2011, 2012 and 2013), STPI recognitions, Frost & Sullivan award for Competitive Strategy leadership in Semiconductor Design Market, and was selected in the Red Herring Top 100 Global Tech companies. For more information, please visit www.sankalpsemi.com.
ST is a global leader in the semiconductor market serving customers across the spectrum of sense and power and automotive products and embedded processing solutions. From energy management and savings to trust and data security, from healthcare and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and office, at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a positive and innovative contribution to people's life. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented. In 2014, the company's net revenues were $7.40 billion. Further information on ST can be found at www.st.com.
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