Indian design house completes first 28nm chip

Complexity is difficult, no?

Soctronics headquartered in Hyderabad, India has completed its first design of a 28nm chip according to a press release that the company issued.

This is quite remarkable as we normally do not hear a lot from India, but mostly from China when talking about designs not completed in the US.

Soctronics does not give a lot of details on gate count, what kind of chip it is and who the customer is. The chip is to be manufactured by TSMC in Hsinchu, Taiwan.  “Engineering execution complexity increases exponentially for each new technology node,” said Dasaradha Gude, founder and chairman of Soctronics, in a statement. “At 28-nm, challenges such as litho/DFM-aware routing and LPC/CMP checks are integral parts of the standard flow. It has definitely come to the point where only niche experts can work on such leading-edge projects. At Soctronics, our customers have access to teams of dedicated experts in each facet of the design flow.”

According to its web site Soctronics was founded in 2004 and has about 500 employees and opened a design center right in Silicon Valley last month.  Any readers have any additional information?S|A

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