SOURCE: Ridgetop Group

Ridgetop Group

September 07, 2016 11:00 ET

Ridgetop Group and BaySand Partner to Expand Mixed-Signal IP Portfolio and Services Into Silicon Valley, Asia

Partnership Will Provide IP, BIST, Solutions for Optimized Integrated Systems and Subsystems

TUCSON, AZ--(Marketwired - Sep 7, 2016) - Ridgetop Group, Inc. and Silicon Valley-based BaySand Inc., the leader in application configurable application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), today announced they will work cooperatively to develop a series of new applications to increase their existing mixed-signal intellectual property (IP) portfolios.

Through a wide-ranging partnership, they also will offer system-on-chip (SoC) developers in Silicon Valley and Asia design expertise and field programmable gate array (FPGA)-to-ASIC conversion for mass production using Ridgetop Group technology.

The partnership will showcase and leverage their complementary skills. Ridgetop Group is noted for its extensive knowledge developing semiconductor intellectual property (SIP), built-in self-test (BIST) solutions for critical applications, and board-level solutions for optimized integrated subsystems and systems. BaySand will apply its design, sales and marketing expertise to reach a broader community of SoC developers, extending its capabilities around its Silicon Platform design.

"BaySand will be a creative and formidable partner marketing and selling our IP, general products and services throughout Silicon Valley and Asia," remarks Craig Wentzel, Ridgetop Group's senior vice president of Worldwide Business Operations. "Ridgetop Group and BaySand together will be a powerhouse of mixed-signal IP and service offerings."

"Our partnership will catapult Ridgetop Group and its IP portfolio into new application and markets," states Moazzem Hossain, BaySand's executive vice president for Design Solution. "The benefits of combining Ridgetop Group's IP portfolio with ours and our ASIC capabilities will offer shorter time to market and lower-cost manufacturing."

About Ridgetop Group
Ridgetop Group specializes in the development of advanced InstaCell™ and PDKChek™ microelectronic test structures, the ProChek family of semiconductor characterization instruments and mini-QStar™ test modules, and silicon-proven, mixed-signal intellectual property (IP), including MEMS-based 3D sensor technology. It has a unique, collaborative IP design portfolio and specializes in services and products whereby predictive reliability, diagnostics, and prognostics software creates value-added results for products ranging from integrated circuits (ICs) to complex systems in commercial and military aerospace applications. Ridgetop Group, founded in 2000, is a privately held, fabless semiconductor company based in Tucson, Ariz. Ridgetop Group is an AS9100C compliant company and authorized to provide --under GSA System Design -- Engineering and Integration and Test and Evaluation, SIN871-3 and SIN871-4, respectively. For more information, go to:

About BaySand
BaySand is a privately held fabless semiconductor company based in San Jose, Calif., the heart of Silicon Valley. The leader in Application Configurable ASICs, targeting short time-to-market and cost-effective ASIC solutions, BaySand's unique and patented Metal Configurable Standard Cell (MCSC) technology and Field Configurable DSP architecture (fcDSP) provides ASIC designers with world-class solutions with low non-recurring engineering (NRE), Low Power, and Low Unit Cost. In addition, it is recognized as providing the best performance in programmability and flexibility, providing a unique Silicon Shuttle offering -- ASIC UltraShuttle-65. For more information, visit:

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Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Richard Thompson
    Ridgetop Group, Inc.
    (520) 742-3300, Ext. 115
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    Nanette Collins
    Public Relations for the Ridgetop Group
    (617) 437-1822
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