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TSMC 7nm
Analog IO’s, ESD for TSMC 7nm

Sofics Releases Analog IO’s and ESD protection clamps for Advanced Applications using TSMC 7nm FinFET process

Proven technology significantly reduces risk, time-to-market and overall cost
Belgium, April 8, 2019 – Sofics bvba (, a leading semiconductor integrated circuit IP provider announced that it has expanded its TakeCharge® Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) and Analog IO portfolio with solutions for the TSMC 7nm FinFET process. Sofics has already verified its TakeCharge® Analog IO’s and ESD protection clamps on a wide variety of processes, including CMOS, SOI and FinFET technologies across various fabs and foundries.
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Graphcore Selected 16nm FinFet ESD Solutions from Sofics

Graphcore Selected our ESD Solutions for its Transformative Artificial Intelligence Processor

Silicon proven IP path significantly reduces risk, time-to-market and overall cost
Belgium, February 15, 2019 – Graphcore (, the technology company that has developed a completely new type of processor, the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), which lets artificial intelligence (AI) innovators create next generation AI applications, selected TakeCharge® technology from Sofics bvba of Belgium to protect its Colossus GC2 IPU from electrostatic discharge (ESD). Sofics is a leading semiconductor integrated circuit IP provider.
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LIN PHY tape out succesfull

LIN PHY taped out

Sofics' succesfully tape out a LIN PHY in TSMC 0.25um BCD. Evaluation is expected by the end of 2018. The LIN PHY can be ported to any technology. Other automotive PHY's such as CAN-FD are also on the roadmap.

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New Product
PhyStar is released as a new product portfolio

PhyStar Released

Sofics' announced the release of a new product, PhyStar, to complement the TakeCharge and PowerQubic IP portfolio's. With PhyStar, a higher level of integration is reached. The first PHY to be qualified is LIN - for automotive applications. CAN-FD is also on the roadmap. Aside from predesigned PHY's, PHY subcircuits are also offered, such as an antenna clipping circuit, commonly used in NFC applications. Of course, custom developed PHY's are also still offered.

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Vendor page for Sofics available at Anysilicon.

Sofics' IP listed on Anysilicon

Check out Sofics' vendor page at Anysilicon , the "Google of the Semiconductor Industry". Aside from TakeCharge and PowerQubic , the IP listed includes Sofics LIN PHY , Power-on-Reset (POR) circuit, antenna clipping circuit , digital and analog IO pads and CDM robust level shifters .

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