PLDA and MegaChips announce a cooperation to design PCIe controllers and PCIe PHY IP on TSMC’s 16nm Process Technology

The combination of PLDA’s PCIe controller and MegaChips’ PHY will deliver a complete PCIe subsystem solution.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 29, 2018 — PLDA, the industry leader in PCI Express® IP solutions and MegaChips, a global semiconductor company specializing in ASIC Solution Services, today announced their collaboration to design a combined PCIe Controller IP and PHY IP solution. While the combination is currently targeting the TSMC 16nm process, the PCIe Controller/PHY solution will be easy to port to additional fabs and processes.

PLDA’s XpressRICH4 IP is a high performance, low latency, highly-configurable PCI Express Endpoint, Root port, Dual Port and Switch IP, compliant to the PCI Express Rev 4.0 specification and backwards-compatible to PCIe 3.1, PCIe 2.0 and PCIe 1.1. It is also available with a built-in DMA and an industry-standard AMBA AXI4 interconnect under its XpressRICH4-AXI version.

MegaChips is focused on concentrating their managing resources on R&D and new applications to create original technologies for value-added products. MegaChips is the only Japanese company ranked among the world top fabless IC suppliers and has developed numerous world-first technologies.

“We are seeing increasing interest in PCIe Controller/PHY combinations from third party IP suppliers because they give designers choices on ways to address their unique product design needs,” stated Arnaud Schleich, CEO of PLDA. Schleich added “Today’s announcement expands the available PCIe controller and PHY solutions for our valued, joint customer base.”

“The MegaChips PHY product is the best solution for the TSMC 16 nm process and ready to port to additional nodes and processes, making the combined PCIe 4.0 Contoller/PHY solution the most flexible on the market today,” said Kazunari Akaogi, General Manager of MegaChips.


PLDA XpressRICH4 and XpressRICH4-AXI IPs are available now from PLDA. The SerDes PHY IP is available now from MegaChips.

About PLDA

PLDA is a developer and licensor of Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) specializing in high-speed interconnect supporting multi-gigabit rates (2.5G, 5G, 8G, 16G, 25G, 32G, 56G, 112G), and protocols such as PCI Express, CCIX, and Gen-Z. PLDA has established itself as a leader in that space with over 3,200 customers and 6,800 licenses in 62 countries. PLDA is a global technology company with offices in Silicon Valley, France, Bulgaria, Taiwan, and China.

About MegaChips Corporation

MegaChips Corporation was established in 1990 as the first innovative fabless semiconductor company in Japan. MegaChips exploits expertise in analog, digital and MEMS technology and globally provides LSIs and solutions that are crucial for advancing technology innovation. .

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