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About Us

 

What We Do

Open-Silicon transforms ideas into system-optimized ASIC solutions within the time-to-market parameters desired by customers. The company enhances the value of customers’ products by innovating at every stage of design – architecture, logic, physical, system, software, IP – and then continues to partner to deliver fully tested silicon and platforms. Open-Silicon applies an open business model that enables the company to uniquely choose best-in-industry IP, design methodologies, tools, software, packaging, manufacturing and test capabilities. The company has partnered with over 150 companies ranging from large semiconductor and systems manufacturers to high-profile start-ups, and has successfully completed 300+ designs and shipped over 130 million ASICs to date. Privately held, Open-Silicon employs over 250 people in Silicon Valley and around the world.  

A Flexible Model

Open-Silicon’s OpenMODEL™ is the semiconductor industry’s first end-to-end custom SoC development solution based on a revolutionary business model that provides a seamless, low-cost, and low-risk alternative to traditional models for complex ASIC design and development.  The OpenMODEL brings freedom of choice to the traditionally inflexible chip supply chain. Designers can choose their foundry technology, package solution, and IP from any available on the open market, or they can ask Open-Silicon to propose solutions based upon our IP qualification and design experience.  We optimize the chip supply chain through a wide portfolio of fabrication process technologies, pre-qualified IP, package assembly, test solutions, and a world-class design, product engineering and operations team. This approach allows our customers to take advantage of an optimized structure that ensures low chip costs, reduced risk and faster time-to-market.

Maximize IC Investments

By utilizing its broad partner ecosystem and extensive design experience, Open-Silicon has developed an optimized enablement model for derivative IC designs, helping customers maximize the returns on their product line investment. By collaborating on derivative IC designs with Open-Silicon, chip companies can allow existing design teams to focus on strategic projects, while still enjoying the market position and revenue associated with the derivative ICs.