SOURCE: Silicon Creations

October 16, 2014 11:00 ET

TSMC Names Silicon Creations Emerging IP Vendor for 2014

Silicon Creations PLL IP Tapeout Design Kits Silicon Proven in TSMC 16nm FinFET Process

SUWANEE, GA--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 2014) - Silicon Creations, a leading supplier of high-performance semi-custom analog and mixed-signal Intellectual Property (IP), today announced that it received TSMC's Emerging IP Partner of the Year Award for 2014.

The award, presented September 30 at the TSMC Open Innovation Platform® Ecosystem Forum in San Jose, Calif., commended Silicon Creations for its rapidly growing importance as a provider of reliable IP for TSMC customers.

Additionally, Silicon Creations announced immediate availability of Tapeout Design Kits for its PLL IP, silicon proven in the TSMC 16 nanometer (nm) FinFET CMOS process. The Fractional-N PLL is able to program output frequency in steps smaller than 0.01ppm.

"We thank TSMC for the recognition and are proud to accept the award," says Randy Caplan, Silicon Creations' executive vice president. "The honor is a result of our dedication to customer success and a commitment to product performance and quality. Semiconductor companies know they can rely on us to help them meet the on-time introduction of their most advanced products."

"Silicon Creations only recently joined our IP Alliance, but swiftly demonstrated its ability to deliver high-performance PLLs valued by some of our key customers," remarks Suk Lee, TSMC senior director, Design Infrastructure Marketing Division.

About Silicon Creations

Silicon Creations is focused on providing world-class silicon intellectual property (IP) for precision and general-purpose timing (PLLs), SerDes and high-speed differential I/Os. Silicon Creations' IP is in mass production from 28- to 180-nanometer process technologies. With a complete commitment to customer success, its IP has an excellent record of first silicon to mass production in customer designs. Silicon Creations, founded in 2006, is self-funded and growing. The company has development centers in Atlanta, Ga., and Krakow, Poland, and worldwide sales representation. For more information, visit

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    Andrew Cole
    Silicon Creations
    (866) 232-3431, Ext. 723
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    Nanette Collins
    Public Relations for Silicon Creations
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