Cloud service takes IP to the foundry

May 10, 2017 // By Julien Happich
IC design house Racyics GmbH has launched an innovative cloud-based design service platform aimed to ease the process of chip design, from IP to tape-out, for start-ups, design experts, research institutes, and universities.

Developed using Globalfoundries' 22FDX process technology and supported by Cadence's EDA tools, makeChip has been conceived as a central gateway to design integrated circuits based on advanced semiconductor technologies.
The platform provides an IT infrastructure with a full set of EDA tool installations and technology data setup such as PDKs, foundation IP, and complex IP. All tools and design data are linked by Racyics’ silicon-proven design flow and project management system.

The turnkey environment enables any makeChip customer to realize complex systems on chips (SoCs) in the most advanced technology nodes. GF’s 22nm FD-SOI technology, 22FDX, provides advantages in power efficiency and production cost. One key factor to a successful design, leveraging the full potential while achieving shortest time-to-market, is the support of a highly experienced design enablement team. As a part of GF's FDXcelerator Partner Program, Racyics' makeChip will provide comprehensive support for the most advanced technologies and thus helps smaller players to realize their enormous innovative potential.