Uniquify, HashFast Ink Agreement to Produce ASICs to Increase Hashing Speed for Bitcoin Miners
Strategic Partnership Moves HashFast to Forefront of Cryptographic Hashing Industry
SAN JOSE, CALIF. –– August 13, 2013 –– Uniquify (www.uniquify.com) today signed a multi-year agreement with HashFast Technologies to design and provide silicon fabrication services for a new generation of application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) expected to dramatically increase hashing speed for bitcoin miners.
Under terms of the agreement, HashFast Technologies, a pioneer in custom designs of ASIC chips for cryptographic hashing, will use Uniquify’s technology for the production of ASIC chips for cryptographic hashing.
The strategic partnership between HashFast and Uniquify, a leading high-performance semiconductor intellectual property (IP) and system-on-chip (SoC) design, integration and manufacturing services supplier, is poised to move HashFast to the forefront of the cryptographic hashing industry.
“Bitcoin mining is a fast-moving and highly competitive market,” says Simon Barber, HashFast founder and chief technology officer. “We chose Uniquify because we needed a partner who could produce the highest quality chip design, and get us to tape-out in record time.”
HashFast Technologies will announce auctions and specifications of the new chip over the next several weeks, marking the beginning of a new wave of hashing that will allow Bitcoin miners to work at dramatically faster speeds.
“The HashFast chip will give Bitcoin miners significant advantages in both speed and resources,” remarks Josh Lee, Uniquify’s chief executive officer. “We’re delighted to work with HashFast and look forward to its entry into the market.”
About HashFast Technologies
HashFast Technologies is a fabless semiconductor manufacturer specializing in extreme performance cryptographic ASICs. San Francisco-based HashFast was founded in 2013 by Simon Barber and Eduardo de Castro. HashFast completed its first funding round in July 2013. More details can be found at: www.HashFast.com.
Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Uniquify is a privately held, rapidly growing system-on-chip (SoC) design, integration and manufacturing services supplier, and innovative developer and provider of high-performance semiconductor IP. Its “ideas2silicon” services range from spec development and front-end design through physical design and delivery of packaged, tested chips. Uniquify’s headquarters and primary design center is in San Jose with additional design teams in Pune, India, and Seoul, Korea. With more than 100 employees, Uniquify offers 65-, 40- and 28-nanometer SoC design expertise, integration and manufacturing services and high-performance IP to leading semiconductor and system companies worldwide. Additional information can be found at: www.uniquify.com.
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