eASIC Turns 100
June 2, 2008
eASIC Zooms Past 100th 90nm ASIC Design Win in 18 Months
Santa Clara, CA -2 June, 2008 – eASIC Corporation, a provider of zero mask-charge ASIC devices, today announced that it has surpassed 100 design wins in only 18 months for it’s eASIC Nextreme family of 90nm ASIC devices. These design wins demonstrate rapid adoption into both mature and emerging markets including digital consumer, telecommunication infrastructure, wireless, medical, video surveillance and broadcast. eASIC’s Nextreme family of zero mask-charge and no minimum order ASIC devices, combines the low cost benefits of traditional ASIC devices with a rapid design cycle and only a four week silicon turnaround time.
“eASIC’s Nextreme devices offered us the best solution to meet the demanding cost, performance and power requirements for our consumer digital video products,” said Sunny Ng, Vice President of Engineering at Aurora Systems. “We were extremely impressed with the fast turnaround time and low up front cost. I am not surprised that eASIC has reached this impressive milestone so rapidly.”
Traditional ASIC technologies have suffered a dramatic decrease in design starts over the past ten years. From over 10,000 annual designs a decade ago, traditional ASICs now claim less than 4,000 designs annually. Industry analysts expect multi-million dollar NRE charges for traditional ASICs to continue to erode this segment of the market.
“The cost of traditional ASIC customization became prohibitive for the majority of applications and designers. eASIC’s zero mask-charge eASIC Nextreme devices have changed that landscape,” said Ronnie Vasishta, President and CEO of eASIC. “This milestone demonstrates that customers have embraced eASIC Nextreme ASIC as the vehicle for affordable silicon customization. Our wide variety of customers include fabless semiconductor companies, IDMs and system OEMs. 30 percent of these design wins are from multinational, publicly traded companies.”
eASIC is a fabless semiconductor company offering breakthrough zero mask-charge ASIC chips aimed at dramatically reducing the overall cost and time-to-production of customized semiconductor devices. Low-cost, high-performance and fast-turn ASIC and System-on-Chip designs are enabled through patented technology utilizing Via-layer customizable routing. This innovative fabric allows eASIC to offer ASICs with no mask-charges and no minimum order quantity.
Privately held eASIC Corporation is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Investors include Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB), Crescendo Ventures, Evergreen Partners and Advanced Equities Incorporated. For more information, please visit www.eASIC.com