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November/December 2013
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CSS President Attends SMIC Executive Summit

SMIC Foundry in Mainland China

John Cheng, CSS President, recently attended the SMIC Executive Summit.  John was one of about 50 US senior executives from different companies in the semiconductor industry invited to attend.  The Summit provided an exclusive and intimate environment for the participants to exchange ideas comfortably with the SMIC executive management team and other leaders in the industry.


The keynote speaker was Dr. Simon Segars, CEO of ARM Holdings.  Dr. Segars gave a very interesting presentation and John was able to meet with him personally after his talk to discuss potential ARM business with CSS.


Sunny Hui, President of SMIC Americas, gave the Welcoming Address.  Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu, CEO, SMIC gave a presentation "SMIC - Your partner for success".   Charlie Zhi, CEO, Brite Semiconductor, Inc  described "Brite's Enablement of SoC Design".  After dinner, Dr. Handel Johns, CEO of IBS, gave a presentation entitled "IC Market Trend and the BRICS effect".


Dr. Johns' talk provided some interesting insight into future semiconductor business.  Of interest to CSS was the prediction that custom ASICs will continue to grow with sound financials.  It was also pointed out that China will continue as an excellent semiconductor market for decades to come.


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Welcome to the November/December 2013 edition of the CSS Newsletter.  We hope you find these articles informative and helpful in your work.

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CSS Designs Complex High Performance
Digital Chip in 28 nm Technology


CSS recently completed design of a very complex high performance digital processing chip in an advanced 28 nm process at GLOBALFOUNDRIES.  The chip contains over 5.5 billion transistors and to our knowledge is the largest transistor count chip produced by GLOBAL.
CSS 28 nm Digital IC Design
CSS Complex Digital Processing Chip 
 in 28 nm Technology

CSS specializes in custom design and layout which allow for the optimum in density, speed and power.  The CSS hand crafted custom layout makes it possible to meet high speed requirements while maintaining power efficiency.  This is a world class design for speed and power.

The design is a second generation of a smaller version now in production.  The first generation chip was designed in 65 nm and was also produced at Global Foundries.  It still represents state-of-the-art in speed and power for this digital processing algorithm now in production.


CSS specializes in turn-key custom design and production.  Hence, CSS procures both developmental and production silicon from state-of-the-art foundries, packages at advanced assembly houses, tests at CSS and delivers the final product directly to our customers.  


Contact Mike McDaid via email or by phone (949-797-9220) if your company has a need for a custom chip optimally designed to meet your requirements.  Our design staff can meet your needs - from the high speed digital designs like the above to a high accuracy analog design - or a mixed-signal combination of both.


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    • "The design met or exceeded all requirements."
    • "Product was delivered on time and on budget."
    • "CSS does a great job of working with product development and provides consistent quality and delivery with competitive pricing". 

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