Israeli firm joins TSMC IP alliance

Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES, Taipei 0

Israel-based proteanTecs has announced its participation in TSMC's IP alliance, which includes major IP companies to provide the semiconductor industry's largest catalog of silicon-verified, production-proven and foundry-specific IPs.

Founded in 2017, proteanTecs provides health and performance monitoring solutions for advanced electronics. The company's cloud-based analytics platform provides deep data to the electronics value chain, based on proteanTecs' Universal Chip Telemetry (UCT). Machine learning algorithms are applied to measurements extracted from on-chip monitoring IPs, during SoC characterization, high volume manufacturing and lifetime operation. The monitors are strategically placed during design to provide a high-resolution picture of the chip's behavior, design sensitivities and marginalities, at test and in the field.

The collaboration between proteanTecs and TSMC marks a significant milestone for the industry as it delivers multi-dimensional and parametric visibility of silicon throughout the entire lifecycle, at extremely high coverage. "This significantly improves time-to-market and DPPM for manufacturers, while cutting failure rates and maintenance costs for service providers," said Evelyn Landman, co-founder and CTO of proteanTecs. "Joining the TSMC IP Alliance will strengthen our collaboration to bring performance, quality and reliability at scale to our mutual customers."

"The addition of proteanTecs' UCT to TSMC's IP portfolio will enable our mutual customers to take advantage of our advanced process technologies and capture new growth opportunities," said Suk Lee, VP of TSMC's design infrastructure management division. "We look forward to working closely with proteanTecs to accelerate silicon innovation with our combined effort."

The target applications of proteanTecs include datacenters, automotive, communications and AI.