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Silicon Creations Highlights PLL Developments in 22nm, 12nm, 7nm, and 5nm at TSMC OIP™ Ecosystem Forum

Variety of PLLs supported in multiple TSMC process nodes

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA –– October 1, 2018 –– Silicon Creations, a leading supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal intellectual property (IP), announced a wide variety of IP offerings in TSMC’s 5FF, 7FF, 7FF+, 12FFC, and 22ULP/ULL process nodes, designed to support customer’s SoC timing demands.

Silicon Creations will showcase its technologies in these and other nodes at TSMC’s OIP Ecosystem Forum in Santa Clara, Calif., October 3, 2018. TSMC, the world’s leading foundry, and Silicon Creations have enjoyed a decade-long successful collaboration that includes several milestones, the latest being the shipment of the 1,000,000th 16nm wafer containing Silicon Creations’ Fractional-N PLL.

“Our collaboration with TSMC as an IP Alliance member continues to enable us to provide our customers with a broad array of leading-edge IP on TSMC’s proven technology nodes,” said Andrew Cole, vice president, Silicon Creations.

At the OIP Ecosystem Forum, Silicon Creations will showcase a range of phase-locked loops (PLLs) shipping in products in TSMC’s most advanced process nodes. These include general-purpose Fractional-N PLLs, IoT PLLs with 32kHz RTC reference clock, Low-area Core voltage PLLs and Deskew PLLs for DDR interfaces.

“This same group of PLLs will be taping out shortly on a TSMC 7nm FF+ test chip,” Cole said.

“A wide range of PLL designs have already ramped to production in 12FFC and 7FF.  Additionally, Silicon Creations’ general-purpose Fractional-N synthesizer and IoT PLL with 32kHz RTC reference clock have been delivered to customers in 22nm ULP/ULL and will tape out shortly.”

Of note at OIP will be 16FFC, and 7nm Automotive Design Enablement Platform support.  “We continue to broaden our support for use of our IPs in safety critical applications and have provided ISO26262-compliant documentation packages for PLLs in 16FFC and 7FF,” Cole said. “We look forward to talking to OIP attendees about how to support their safety-critical chips.”

As a TSMC IP Alliance member, Silicon Creations’ extensive portfolio of PLL and high-speed I/O IPs has been qualified through the TSMC IP9000 program for several processes ranging from 180nm to 7nm.

“Silicon Creations’ PLLs are used in almost every market vertical and are an excellent choice for smart phones, battery-operated products, networking chips, energy-efficient and IoT chips, portable audio, set-top boxes, flat panel displays, high-performance computing, mass storage, and many others,” Cole said.

TSMC OIP attendees can discuss their design projects and IP needs with Silicon Creations representatives at booth #416 on the exhibition floor of the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif., on October 3, 2018.

About Silicon Creations

Silicon Creations provides world-class silicon intellectual property (IP) for precision and general-purpose timing (PLLs), chip-to-chip SerDes and high-speed differential I/Os. Silicon Creations’ IP is proven from 7nm to 180nm process technologies. With commitment to customer success, its IP has an excellent record of first silicon to mass production in customer designs. Silicon Creations, founded in 2006, is self-funded and growing. The company has development centers in Atlanta, Ga., and Krakow, Poland, and worldwide sales representation. For more information, visit

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