SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 24, 2012) - ChipEstimate.com, the world's largest online IP repository, today announced that Global Unichip Corporation (GUC), the Flexible ASIC Leader™, has signed as the portal's newest partner. GUC joined ChipEstimate.com to leverage its extensive IP portfolio and develop customized ASICs for the growing systems, IDM and Fabless markets.
ChipEstimate.com hosts over 9,000 pieces of IP from more than 200 vendors and leading foundries worldwide. The portal is the destination point for engineering teams looking to learn about and explore the latest design and verification IP for their next chip designs.
"ChipEstimate.com's mission strategically aligns with the flexibility that semiconductor companies require to achieve next-level innovation," said James Cheng, senior vice president, Global Unichip. "At GUC, IP is one of our critical Flexible ASIC services. We create IP because it is a critical component in developing the customized ASICs that drive much of today's innovation."
Under its Flexible ASIC™ business model, GUC brings custom ASIC products to market from nearly any point in the design chain. As a dedicated ASIC company without its own products or the burden of owning hard assets, such as foundries or tooling, GUC minimizes design barriers and speeds time-to-volume.
"GUC is a Flexible ASIC company whose customers target IC devices for leading-edge computing, communications and consumer applications," said Sean O'Kane, executive director of ChipEstimate.com. "The company joins an impressive group of leading IP vendors, foundries and other firms able to provide exceptional quality IP for these types of next generation designs."
GLOBAL UNICHIP CORP. (GUC) is the Flexible ASIC Leader™ who provides the semiconductor industry with leading IC implementation, SoC manufacturing and IP services. Based in Hsinchu, 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 www.guc-asic.com
The ChipEstimate.com chip planning portal is an ecosystem comprising over 9,000 pieces of IP from more than 200 of the world's largest IP suppliers and foundries. These companies all share the common vision of helping the worldwide electronics design community achieve greater profitability and success. To date, a diverse global audience of more than 35,000 users has joined the ChipEstimate.com community and has collectively performed more than 150,000 chip estimations. For more information visit, www.chipestimate.com