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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.

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Actel Corp (now Microsemi)
actel.com | 650-318-4200 | 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)
onsemi.com/PowerSolutions/home.do
Provides power, analog, DSP, mixed-signal, advance logic, clock management and standard component devices.

Analogue Integration Ltd
analog.co.uk | +44 1666 823290 | Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England
Full custom analog, RF and mixed-signal ASIC design and supply.

Atmel Corp
2.atmel.com | 408-441-0311 | San Jose, CA
Products include ASICs, microcontrollers, security & smart card ICs, communication ICs, programmable logic, nonvolatile memory, RF identification.

ChipExpress
chipexpress.com | 800-952-4479 | 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.

Flextronics (formerly Intenna)
flextronics.com | 858-550-1441 | San Diego, CA
RF system and circuit design.

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc
maxim-ic.com | 408-737-7600 | 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
pulselink.net | 760 607-0844 | 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, Inc
am.renesas.com | 408-382-7500 | San Jose, CA
System On Chip/ASICs, microcontrollers and microprocessors, System in Package (SiP) products, standard ICs, discretes.

Silicon Investigations
siliconinvestigations.com | 920-968-0268 | Appleton, WI
Reverse engineering of integrated circuits and the recovery of program code from secured devices.

Simtek (now Cypress Semiconductor Corp)
cypress.com | 800-637-1667 | Colorado Springs, CO
FPGA to ASIC conversions, nvSRAM.

TSMC
tsmc.com | 408-382-8000 | San Jose, CA
300 mm wafer, mask services, assembly services, testing.

UMC
umc.com | 888-837-9988 | Sunnyvale, CA
Mixed signal, high speed, embedded SRAM & DRAM.

ZMD America
zmdi.com | 631-549-2666 | Melville, NY
SRAM, nvSRAM, Bus interface, sensor, infrared transceiver, RFID transponder, RF transceiver ICs, wireless PAN.

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