January 16, 2018
Intrinsix and Silicon Catalyst add Semiconductor design and IP In-Kind access to rapidly expanding semiconductor start up ecosystem
Silicon Valley, CA, Intrinsix Corp., an advanced semiconductor design services firm, and Silicon Catalyst, the only incubator focused exclusively on semiconductor solutions startups, announced today that they have established an in-kind partnership for semiconductor design services and IP. This partnership provides Silicon Catalyst’s portfolio companies with access to experienced chip designers and IP to bring their products to market.
Silicon Catalyst’s vibrant and growing portfolio of early stage companies need proven semiconductor design services to fuel their growth. Intrinsix addresses this need with IP and design services to support the full scope of semiconductor design, including leading edge digital, analog, RF and mixed-signal ICs. Intrinsix services for Silicon Catalyst Portfolio Companies span from product concept to fabricated and validated ICs ready for commercialization. In addition, Intrinsix is providing over 100 unique IP cores for design and verification including such elements as an extensive suite of processor peripherals for digital and mixed signal infrastructure chips, a family of analog jumpstart kits with building blocks for power, precision analog and RF projects, and a Cryptographic NSA Suite B Security Subsystem.
“By bringing world-class design capabilities and intellectual property from Intrinsix to our Portfolio Companies, this in-kind partnership enables our startups to accelerate their time to market and reduce commercialization risk,” stated Silicon Catalyst COO Pete Rodriguez. “Moreover, Intrinsix analog, AMS and RF-focused design services and IP nicely complement our existing network of in-kind goods and services which include EDA tools, PDK access, design services, silicon access, test equipment and other critical capabilities.”
Intrinsix has a 30-year history of creating semiconductors that work right the first time. Over this period, the company has contributed to the success of numerous early-stage companies.
“While in the initial stages of developing our breakthrough electronic lab-on-a-chip for medical applications, we turned to Intrinsix for IC and system level architectural assistance and trade-off analysis”, said John LaLonde, COO of TheoremDX. “While we know semiconductors and the markets for medical devices, Intrinsix has outstanding expertise with the wide breadth of technology options. Their ability to architect and design at the leading edge has given us a distinct market advantage to quickly chart our course, budget correctly and start down the path to optimum silicon with confidence.
This in-kind partnership brings resources, IP and a deep knowledge base from Intrinsix to a new generation of product innovators in their formative stage.
“Intrinsix is proud to support Silicon Catalyst’s vision of reenergizing the semiconductor startup community and ecosystem. We look forward to collaborating with these early-stage companies as they develop their innovative products.” said Jim Gobes, CEO at Intrinsix. “Our working knowledge of, but independence from, the vast selection of fabs, technologies, tools, and IP that will become the core building blocks for these exciting start-ups will be pivotal as they decide their future.”
In the past 24 months, Silicon Catalyst has screened over 140 start-ups from the U.S., Europe, and Asia. The 14 startups admitted to the incubator are developing innovative solutions in a variety of areas including in energy harvesting, wearables, silicon photonics, memory technology, IoT, high performance computing, machine learning, wireless communications, and biomedical devices.
About Intrinsix Corp.
Intrinsix Corp., headquartered in Marlborough, MA USA, is a design services company for advanced semiconductors with clients around the globe. The company has been servicing the needs of electronic product and semiconductor companies for more than 30 years. Intrinsix has the platforms, process and people to ensure first-turn success for industry-leading semiconductors.
Visit its website at https://www.intrinsix.com