Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC)
Manufacturers & Services
ASIC is pronounced "a-sick." IT is an integrated circuit that is custom designed for a specific application rather
than a general-purpose IC such as a microprocessor. ASICs are used when an increase in performance is required
compared to general-purpose microprocessors. ASICs are "hardwired" to do a specific job and do not incur the
overhead of fetching and interpreting stored instructions. Some ASICs are programmed during the manufacturing
process and cannot be readily reprogrammed - if at all. Other forms of ASICs are very customizable in the lab or
production line. Advantages of of ASICs include smaller size, less support circuitry, lower power consumption,
faster execution speeds, and sometimes lower cost.
ASIC Design Books
ASIC Design Data
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|Actel Corp (now Microsemi) |
| Mountain View, CA
FPGAs based on antifuse and flash technologies, high-performance intellectual property (IP) cores,
integrated software development tools, programming tools, debug & demo boards, and design services.
AMIS (now ON Semiconductor) |
Provides power, analog, DSP, mixed-signal, advance logic, clock management and standard component devices.
Analogue Integration Ltd |
+44 1666 823290 | Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England
Full custom analog, RF and mixed-signal ASIC design and supply.
Atmel Corp | 2.atmel.com
| San Jose, CA
include ASICs, microcontrollers, security & smart card ICs, communication ICs, programmable logic,
nonvolatile memory, RF identification.
| Santa Clara, CA
0.18µm Structured ASIC - advanced metal programmable gate array and optimized EDA system to implement high
performance ASIC designs while reducing application tooling costs and design turnaround time, maximum of
1.8M usable gates and 2.6M bits of memory.
(formerly Intenna) |
858-550-1441 | San Diego, CA
RF system and circuit design.
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc |
| Sunnyvale, CA
Products include data converters, interface, RF wireless, power-management circuits,
clocks and oscillators, fiber optic transceivers, switches and multiplexers, sensors.
|Pulse-LINK, Inc |
| Carlsbad, CA
Pulse-LINK is a fabless semiconductor company whose CWave UWB chipset enables networking of HD and
Multimedia content over wired and wireless media.
Renesas Technology America,
408-382-7500 | San Jose, CA
System On Chip/ASICs, microcontrollers and microprocessors, System in
Package (SiP) products, standard ICs, discretes.
Silicon Investigations |
| Appleton, WI
Reverse engineering of integrated circuits and the recovery of program code from secured
Simtek (now Cypress Semiconductor
Corp) | cypress.com
800-637-1667 | Colorado Springs, CO
FPGA to ASIC conversions, nvSRAM.
TSMC | tsmc.com
| San Jose, CA
300 mm wafer,
mask services, assembly services, testing.
888-837-9988 | Sunnyvale, CA
Mixed signal, high speed, embedded SRAM & DRAM.
ZMD America | zmdi.com
| Melville, NY
nvSRAM, Bus interface, sensor, infrared transceiver, RFID transponder, RF transceiver ICs, wireless PAN.