About Sofics

Sofics® is the world leader in on-chip electrostatic discharge (ESD) and electrical overstress (EOS) solutions for ICs. Our technology is proven in all of the world’s major foundries and process nodes, and has been successfully implemented in over a thousand chip designs from IC companies of all sizes.

Our TakeCharge® portfolio of on-chip solutions offers unique advantages in any IC design requiring custom or specialty I/Os, from 0.18um down to 28nm. TakeCharge technology enables twice the I/O performance in applications that run at high frequencies or high speeds. In low-power applications it delivers ESD protection with leakage that is orders of magnitude lower than generic solutions. When applications call for more robust ESD/EOS protection, TakeCharge outperforms all other approaches while occupying far less silicon area.

Sofics also offers PowerQubic® technology, a breakthrough in delivering robust on-chip EOS solutions in high-voltage applications. PowerQubic handles all system-level ESD/EOS requirements.

We also partner with other IC experts to develop integrated design solutions for specialized applications CustomIO. Sofics recently collaborated with ICsense to build a stable, fully ESD- protected I/O in both 40nm and 28nm that interfaces 1.8V gates with legacy 3.3V off-chip devices.

Sofics solutions are highly cost-effective. An IP license from Sofics is more economical than adding staff to an ESD department or hiring a consultant. It is also more cost-efficient than buying shuttle space to develop alternative solutions. Since our solutions are foundry and field-proven, licensees get IP that works the first time. This eliminates the need for expensive re-spins and gets the product to market faster.

With our large and growing portfolio of patented IP, in most cases the precise ESD/EOS solution you need will be available off the shelf. Our TakeCharge customers include many of the world’s leading IC makers, and our PowerQubic portfolio has been licensed by a top tier foundry to offer to their customers.

We are happy to discuss how we can serve your ESD/EOS needs.

Sofics became an independent company on June 26, 2009. Yet it is heir to a tradition of revolutionary innovation in electronics that extends back to the founding of RCA Laboratories in Princeton, NJ, USA in 1942. Read more about our history

Where to find us

Main Offices Belgium


Brugse Baan 188A
B-8470 Gistel
Phone: +32 (0)59 275 915
Fax: +32 (0)59 275 916


Sint-Godelievestraat 32
B-9880 Aalter
Phone: +32 (0)9 21 68 333
Fax: +32 (0)9 37 46 846

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