The Route to Power Efficient, Optimized, Custom Silicon


Brian Clinton, Senior Director of Engineering Services, ARM

The market is changing – product suppliers are now enhancing their products and providing differentiation by using custom silicon. With the availability of low-cost silicon manufacturing, expert design service companies, and easy access to low-cost chip technology, a customized chip is now more possible than ever. This presentation will outline how you can reap the cost, size, power, reliability advantages of having a chip designed specifically for your needs. The presentation will explore the process of getting a custom chip – how to select the technology/IP to put in it, the manufacturing (foundry) process, the help that is available and the various programs (such as Arm DesignStart) that simplify this process.


1. The benefits of creating a custom chip.
2. An outline of the steps that are involved when creating a custom chip.