Siliconaire Inc, which offers world-class operations-level services to fabless semiconductor start-ups, and Fastrack Design Inc, a provider of advanced Custom ASIC design solutions, announced the formation of a partnership that will offer their customers total turnkey service. Existing fabless ASIC models have a lot of margin built in to the unit cost of finished parts. The new model, on the other hand, preserves the margin for fabless customers and provides a true value-add to both entrepreneurs and investors.
Fastrack Design offers services focused on high-performance, low power and advanced processes. Fastrack’s DesignTrack(TM) modular flow delivers guaranteed error-free layout results through a structured approach to chip design, with a commitment to first time silicon success.
The Siliconaire model offers COT (Customer-Owned-Tooling)-based semiconductor operation services for fabless companies, called the Enabled COT model. By offering world-class operational know-how and connections with the top-tier suppliers, Siliconaire takes early designs through the entire silicon product implementation process to reliable and profitable manufacturing. This model allows innovators to concentrate on their systems-level core competency. In addition, Siliconaire’s model reduces risks and costs, and enables preservation of margins for customers as production ramps up.
Ron Das, Siliconaire’s Founder and CEO, has extensive experience in product development and silicon manufacturing operations. According to Dr. Das, “This partnership we are announcing today will combine our respective services to offer fabless semiconductor companies a complete spectrum of capability, efficiency, and significant cost savings.”
Moazzem Hossain, Founder, President and CEO of Fastrack Design Inc, has a successful track record in EDA Tool Development and Design Services. According to Mr Hossain, “We see this as an important step in fulfilling our corporate mission to combine our skilled expertise and proven methodology to deliver high quality, on-time IC designs to our customers.”
According to Cliff Hirsch, Publisher of Semiconductor Times and Telecom Trends and widely read industry observer, “This partnership between Siliconaire and Fastrack addresses a dilemma fabless companies have traditionally experienced when they outsource design and manufacturing functions for their products: they have to give up a significant part of their margins. In this industry-first, full-turnkey service model, the partnership offers the customers all the benefits of engaging an ASIC service provider, but without giving up any part of the product margins.”
About Siliconaire Inc.
Siliconaire represents a new operations model for fabless semiconductor companies that need to manage their critical early-stage operational issues in a cost-effective, low risk manner. By allowing innovators to concentrate on their area of expertise, and providing world-class experience and know-how at the operations level, Siliconaire becomes a vital part of the team driving the new enterprise to succeed. And while building an in-house team is time consuming and costly, Siliconaire can be engaged immediately. In addition to this in-house expertise, Siliconaire has extensive relationships with top-tier suppliers around the world.
About Fastrack Design Inc.
Fastrack Design Inc. provides a complete suite of Custom IC design and Structured ASIC design services focused on high-performance, low power and advanced processes. Founded in 2001, Fastrack provides a variety of flexible engagement models tailored to meet IC design requirements. Fastrack’s DesignTrack(TM) modular flow delivers guaranteed error-free layout results through a structured approach to chip design, based on years of experience, with a commitment to first time silicon success.