Imec, certified TSMC Value Chain Aggregator (VCA), and DELTA Microelectronics, a leading provider of ASIC services, have concluded a cooperation agreement to provide customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with comprehensive TSMC-based turnkey and partial turnkey ASIC services.
This agreement combines the strengths of these two recognised players in the EMEA microelectronics industry. Imec as certified TSMC Value Chain Aggregator (VCA) provides Customer-Owned Tooling (COT) services including TSMC wafer supply, access to TSMC technology and production information, library licenses, design support, GDSII submission, and preparation for production. Building on these services DELTA offers ASIC related turnkey and partial turnkey solutions including prototyping, package development, assembly, test, qualifications, characterisation, failure analysis, logistics and supply chain management.
“This partnership is unique in Europe and provides customers with the most comprehensive and reliable path to successful ASIC development and production using TSMC technologies. It combines the strengths and long track record of imec and DELTA”, commented Per Ølund, Director of DELTA Microelectronics.
“With the combined strengths of both organisations, customers in EMEA can benefit from the experienced teams at imec and DELTA with local and same time zone support for their TSMC based ASIC projects. This will reduce risk and shorten development time and component production. The flexible business models of COT, turnkey and partial turnkey, offered by the partnership will enable customers to choose what is right for their ASIC projects”, said Carl Das, Director imec ASIC services.