SILTERRA AND ESSENSIUM TO JOINTLY DEVELOP EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS
Released on = November 15, 2005, 10:54 am
Press Release Author = Joanna Laznicka
Industry = Semiconductors
Press Release Summary = COMPANIES TO FOCUS ON ADVANCED SYSTEM-ON-CHIP APPLICATIONS
Press Release Body =
Kulim, Malaysia and Leuven, Belgium – Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and Essensium have
agreed to jointly develop and support European semiconductor customers. Essensium
will provide system-on-chip (SoC) design and silicon intellectual property (IP)
development expertise to integrated device manufacturers (IDM) and fabless
semiconductor companies in Europe. Silterra will provide world-class wafer
manufacturing services to these customers.
Essensium, a provider of silicon integration services, is headquartered in Leuven,
Belgium. The company is a spin-off of leading international microelectronics and
nanotechnology research consortium IMEC and has vast experience in wireless and
complex system-on-chip design and system-in-package implementation.
“Essensium’s expertise in complex and advanced System-on-Chip design is a key
differentiator in the semiconductor design service and IP space,” said Bruce Gray,
Chief Executive Officer of Silterra. “As a team, Silterra and Essensium are in
excellent position to provide seamless technical and manufacturing solutions to
European customers and with the top-notch support level they demand.”
Europe, which accounts for almost twenty percent of the global semiconductor market,
is a hotbed for innovative wireless and telecommunications technologies. Through
the partnership, Essensium and Silterra are able to provide a complete turnkey
solution, from high-level technical specifications to packaged components
expeditiously and cost effectively.
Johan Danneels, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Essensium, stated: “Our
unique capabilities and network of alliances enable us to provide high value-added
design services to customers. Silterra is a strategic and reliable foundry partner
that offers advanced process technologies that are great platforms for the
applications where our customers excel.”
The companies have started to market each other’s products and services and plan to
conduct joint marketing programs starting in the fourth quarter of 2005.
About Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.:
Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. is a leading semiconductor wafer foundry that provides
advanced foundry standard CMOS logic, high-voltage and mixed-signal/RF technologies.
The company’s wafer fab has a designed capacity of 40,000 eight-inch wafers per
month. Silterra, which is committed to world-class service and environmental
friendliness, received Notable Mention in the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Hibiscus
Award competition for Environmental Performance in 2003. The company is ISO
9001:2000 and ISO 14001 certified. Silterra’s headquarters and factory are located
in Kulim, Malaysia, and has offices in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), San Jose
(California, USA) and Hsinchu (Taiwan). For additional information on Silterra or
its services, please visit www.silterra.com.
Essensium is a company located in Leuven, Belgium, that was created as a spin-off of
the Interuniversity Micro-Electronics Center (IMEC) in Leuven. The commercial
activity of Essensium is focused on system-level design where most value is added.
Essensium’s team has accumulated significant experience in designing and testing
complex, low power, wireless system-on-chip solutions and wants to leverage this
know how for customers that lack the skills to develop their own highly integrated
System-on-Chip solutions. Essensium differentiates itself also from traditional
design houses as it will act as a fabless chip vendor, taking full responsibility
for delivery of the silicon, tested and packaged, starting from high-level
requirements specifications. For additional information on Essensium or its
services please visit www.essensium.com.
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Contact Details = Contact Information:
Steve Della Rocchetta
Silterra Malaysia Media Contact
Silterra U.S. Media Contact
Tel: +32 16-28 65 00
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