Innovasic Semiconductor, a leader in replacement integrated circuit (IC) and microcontroller solutions, today announced that it has now shipped over one million replacement ICs.
“The market for replacement ICs continues to grow and we have seen a steady increase in our replacement IC shipment rate,” said Keith Prettyjohns, CEO of Innovasic Semiconductor. ” With the semiconductor industry mostly focused on short life-cycle consumer devices and with the implementation of the RoHS initiative driving packaging changes, we expect this trend to continue.”
Innovasic produces replacement ICs using its MILES(TM) (Managed IC Lifetime Extension System) technology. MILES, in combination with copyrighted software and advanced EDA tools, allows the company to efficiently develop a fully compatible replacement for discontinued ICs. MILES also verfies the replacement against the original IC so that even the “undocumented features” are duplicated.
“Our customers not only require long life-cycle support, but they also have some of the industry’s most demanding requirements in terms of reliability and performance,” said Jordon Woods, Innovasic’s CTO and co-founder. “Our production ICs are used in a wide range of industrial applications from engine control modules and anti-lock brake systems to medical instruments.”
Innovasic is a fabless semiconductor company, providing replacement ICs and embedded solutions for the industrial and long life-cycle markets. The company provides solutions that directly address obsolescence problems as well as other issues of concern to industrial customers such as inventory management, hard real-time/safety-critical performance and power consumption.
The company has established itself as an approved vendor of extended life replacement ICs to many of the leading industrial equipment manufacturers, enabling them to continue to build products that rely on ICs discontinued by the original vendor. Innovasic has developed a unique process and technology that allows the rapid design of a pin-compatible and 100 percent fully function-compatible replacement for embedded microcontrollers, peripheral ICs and analog/mixed signal interface chips.