“We are collaborating with industry-leading IP providers to give our customers access to high-quality IPs. We look forward to continued collaboration with Sofics to enable our customers to enjoy a proven selection of ESD protection IPs.”
“We had faced many ESD problems which could not be solved easily two decades ago, especially on thin gate oxide process. Now, few ESD problems appear in our IC development, thanks to ESD protection technology that has been licensed from Sofics.”
“We’ve had consistent success in designing more compact, higher-performance ESD protection into our ICs with TakeCharge. We will continue to collaborate with Sarnoff to develop solutions for our future processes such as 45nm and 32nm.”
Toshiba has been using technology based on TakeCharge to protect its CMOS ICs from Human Body Model (HBM) and Machine Model (MM) ESD since 2000. The approach has been applied to high-volume 0.18μm, 0.13μm, and 90nm products.
“System manufacturers are increasingly asking IC suppliers for CDM-protected devices. Based on our previous success with TakeCharge CDM protection solution will help us meet that challenge and further solidify Toshiba’s competitive position.”
“We are dedicated to Toshiba’s business success in 32nm and beyond, and in the arena of COT and foundry services. The expanded licensing agreement will enable us to further strengthen the technical collaboration with Toshiba’s ESD team in the years to come.”