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Ever since ASIC design service was in accordance with the foundry model in the 90s, they have been advancing exponentially. Particularly in the 21st century, competition was fierce with the establishment of various design service companies. Many of these companies exited the market or were restructured when they could not keep up with the advancement of Moore s Law. The design service companies that are still in the market have found their differentiation from competitors, such as having top-notch IP development, relying on strong foundry support, or providing customized and dedicated service for high-volume customers. Brite Semiconductor was founded in 2008 as a design services company and has been expanded rapidly. In just a few years, Brite Semiconductor has won many successful customers, receiving very positive feedbacks. Other than world-class technical strength, Brite Semiconductor possesses many other distinct advantages.

Tech Specs

Core CompetencyAnalog And Mixed Signal

Projects executed

Brite Semiconductor has completed over fifteen 40nm projects successfully by the end of 2016. In addition, there were four 28nm projects tape out, and the highest shipping volume is over 10M units. Brites customers are in Europe, America, and Asia, including large corporations in Europe and the US and medium and small companies in China. Brites successful projects span from miniature wearable IC to large-scale application processor.


Close Relationship with SMIC

Brite has been able to build a tight coupled relationship with their foundry partner SMIC. In a way, Brite has become an extension to the resources of SMIC. Brite?s engineers are intimately familiar with intricacies of various processes from SMIC and can directly address the needs of the customer on foundry related issues such as the DFM impact to the wafer yield. This creates a single point of contact for all issues of the customers and hastens the pace of the programs.

Foundry supporting is getting more and more important for ASIC design service. The close relationship between Brite and SMIC enables the design groups from two companies to communicate timely on all levels. Customer problems are immediately passed to SMIC design and process development departments, and therefore can be solved on the spot with all three parties. If necessary, SMIC could even provide test equipment for Brite to run PT test on the wafer. Because of the long-term cooperation with SMIC, Brite has the privilege of design tracking and testing in the SMIC office, chip testing, and can be the first to receive information of SMIC technology update and technical parameter.

Fruitful Silicon Proven IP Library

The reliance of SoC design teams on proven IPs has never been greater. The process of IP selection and acquisition tends to be lengthy and can impact the overall project duration. Brite has tackled this problem head on and has built a prolific library of commonly used IPs (e.g. USB 2.0 PHY, DDR2/3/4/LPDDR2/3/4 Total Solution, DLL, 24-bit ADC, and high-speed SerDes I/O) that are silicon proven. Brite?s customers are able to access these cores readily. This can reduce the overall project cost and certainly the risk in their projects.

Brite is also authorized to use complete SMIC IP library. This library includes dozens of IP categories, including STD I/Os, Memories, PLLs, ADCs, LVDS transceivers among others. Brite in collaboration with SMIC?s design team is also able to customize certain IPs to make them better suited for the specific needs of the customers.

Brites OEM IP agreement with Synopsys makes their IP library much more accessible to Brite?s customers. A similar, IP OEM agreement with ARM has enabled Brite to do secondary development on Cortex series A and M for its customers. Moreover, Brite is also authorized to use plentiful IP library from Cadence. This can substantially improve the IP acquisition cycle for Brite?s customers.

In 2014, Brite has reached a strategic agreement with CEVA, the world-class embedded DSP IP provider. CEVA agreed Brite to use all DSP core IP for Brite?s customers. In the meantime, Brite has been developing CEVA?s DSP hard core in SMIC process. This not only pushes the envelope of DSP performance of CEVA, but it lowers the barrier for customers selecting SMIC process with CEVA DSP.

Experienced Design Team

Brite has been able to assemble an outstanding design team. They take pride in their ability to cultivate a well-balanced customer-centric environment. All of their key engineers go through rigorous training on the design flow in Silicon Valley in the US and adopt the best practices of the industry.

In addition to such an intense training, Brite?s engineers have access to the most advanced EDA tools from leading vendors such as Synopsys, Candence, and Mentor Graphics among others.

After success in the 28nm process, Brite continues building a world-class design team. Brite recruited top talents from leading IC design companies. CTO Dr. John was working for Qualcom and Broadcom in advance technology development. Dr. Liang, VP of engineering, had research and development and management experience in Freescale and Samsung. With excellent leadership in engineering, Brite developed the 28nm IP and process and delivered many fist-pass silicon success.

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