GISTEL, Belgium & TAIPEI, Taiwan—(BUSINESS WIRE)—November 6, 2007— Sarnoff Europe (www.sarnoffeurope.com), together with its local partner SinoStar Technologies (www.sinostar.com.tw) today showcases its advanced electrostatic discharge (ESD) solutions at the FSA Leaders Forum in Taipei. A recognized industry leader in the field of ESD, Sarnoff Europe tailors its IP portfolio to meet the needs of the specific fabless markets around the world.
Sarnoff Europe has built dedicated solutions applicable for
various target markets in Taiwan. Moreover, SinoStar TDK Trained
Engineers provide technical assistance to the design teams of local
customers, to ensure fastest turn-around and integration of individual
integrated circuit (IC) design.
At the Forum, Sarnoff Europe will introduce their latest ESD
solutions and integration tool suite for lower cost IC design.
Customers can choose between a 1-stop solution for a specific product
IC problem with the TakeCharge(R) Design Solutions (TDS), and a
systematic solution for multiple products with the TakeCharge Design
Kit (TDK). The TDK allows customers to individually solve all ESD
related design issues, while using smallest area, lowest capacitance
"By focusing on specific target applications, we offer our
customers solutions and tools optimized for their individual design
needs," says Katty Van Mele, Business Development Manager at Sarnoff
Europe. "We understand the Taiwanese market is very competitive, so
time-to-market and smallest die size matter very much."
Sarnoff Europe's ESD solutions for the LCD driver IC market
heavily focus on smallest area IO design. Typically, ESD area can be
reduced by some 30%, allowing for 10 to 15% reduction of the chip
size. With many companies focusing on the profitable mobile
applications, cost and area reduction are decisive factors in IC
Sarnoff's solutions for the HDMI interface market benefit heavily
from the scalability of the ESD solutions. As the industry is moving
to standard 8kV HBM (Human Body Model) specifications for exposed
pins, customers can individually scale to reach these targets, without
sacrificing silicon area. Similarly, the solutions for the wireless
and high speed communication markets focus on lowest capacitance, so
that companies should not compromise the functionality of their
design, and allow them fast ramp-up to volume production of high
quality - low cost products.
TakeCharge technology is silicon proven in advanced processes down
to 65nm CMOS, with 45nm silicon solutions currently being verified,
and is used in +300 products designed by leading IC producers
About Sarnoff Corporation
Sarnoff Corporation (www.sarnoff.com) produces innovations in
electronic, video and vision technologies that generate successful new
products and services for our government and commercial clients
worldwide. Founded in 1942 as RCA Laboratories, Sarnoff makes
continuous breakthroughs in ICs, lasers, imaging and sensing devices;
biomedical diagnostics; digital TV and video for security,
surveillance and entertainment; high-performance networking; and
wireless communications. Sarnoff is a subsidiary of SRI International.
About Sarnoff Europe
Sarnoff Europe (www.sarnoffeurope.com) headquartered in Gistel,
Belgium, is a subsidiary company of Sarnoff Corporation, formerly
known as RCA Laboratories. Sarnoff Europe assumes worldwide
responsibility for the development and commercialization of Sarnoff's
TakeCharge on-chip ESD protection IP.
About SinoStar Technologies
SinoStar Technologies (www.sinostar.com.tw) is a leading
distributor of Technology ASSPs, Silicon Intellectual Property,
Development Tools, Operation System and Application Software in
Taiwan. The company represents many worldwide well-known companies and
their products in Taiwan and the Greater China region. The company is
based in Hsichih, Taipei, Taiwan.