Uniquify Joins FDXcelerator Program to Deliver DDR Memory IP to GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX® Technology Platform

DDR Interface IP Provides the Right Power, Performance, Area and Reliability for FDX™-based SoCs in Portable Applications

SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – Jul 11, 2017) – Uniquify, a leading system-on-chip (SoC) fabless manufacturer and DDR memory system intellectual property (IP) provider, today announced that it has joined GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ FDXcelerator™ Partner Program.

This partnership extends Uniquify’s existing co-operation with GF to include FD-SOI technology to enable faster, broader deployment of the foundry’s 22FDX® and 12 FDX™ FD-SOI processes that support IoT, mobile and wireless applications.

Price, power and performance (PPA) continue to be the driving features for DDR4 and LPDDR4 system memory deployment, not only for mobile applications but also for higher-density systems. Uniquify’s memory interface IP employs industry-leading adaptive technology, based on 14 issued patents, to deliver maximum performance. It addresses both variations in silicon manufacturing and dynamic changes in the operation of the memory subsystem. Delivering the best power, performance and area, while maintaining the highest system reliability and silicon-yield along with faster bring-up, is the hallmark of Uniquify memory IP technology.

GF’s 22FDX technology employs a 22nm FD-SOI transistor architecture to deliver the industry’s best combination of PPA for wireless, battery-powered intelligent systems.
“Uniquify has a portfolio of market-leading DDR IP, and we are excited to bring this to GF’s 22FDX FD-SOI process, the most promising foundry technology for portable applications,” says Josh Lee, Uniquify’s CEO and president. “Uniquify’s DDR IP and design solutions complement GF’s 22FDX capabilities, enabling customers to create low-power, and cost-effective designs for SoCs and provide maximum performance with 20-30% less area. We expect exceptional results from the combination of leading-edge technologies from both companies.”

“As global momentum is building behind the 22FDX platform, GF is focused on expanding our FD-SOI ecosystem in order to support the specific design and service needs of our customers,” says Alain Mutricy, senior vice president of Product Management at GF. “With more than 25 partners in our FDXcelerator program, we now have the largest FD-SOI IP and services community committed to deliver FDX technology. By partnering with an innovative company such as Uniquify, we are providing greater choice and flexibility for IP and design services that best match the customer needs and go-to-market approaches.”

GF’s FDXcelerator Program brings together select partners to integrate their products or services into validated, plug-and-play design solutions, giving customers access to a broad set of quality offerings specific to 22FDX technology. The program’s open framework enables members to minimize development time and cost while simultaneously leveraging the inherent power and performance advantages of FDX technology.

About Uniquify
Uniquify is a System-on-Chip (SoC) fabless product company. It offers SoC design expertise, integration and manufacturing services to leading semiconductor and system companies worldwide, in silicon processes down to 14nm, with a portfolio of market-leading DDR memory IP. Uniquify’s “ideas2silicon” services range from design specification, front-end through physical design, and delivery of manufactured, packaged, and tested chips. Uniquify’s headquarters and primary design center is in San Jose, Calif., with additional design and technical support teams in China, India, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. For more information, visit www.uniquify.com.

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Acronyms
DDR: Double-data rate synchronous random-access memory
FD-SOI: Fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator
LPDDR: Low-Power DDR

Uniquify’s LPDDR4 Super Combo Interface IP in Volume Production at 28nm Low-power Node

IP Guru Will Answer DDR Questions at DAC Booth; Uniquify “Stars of IP” Sponsor

SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 7, 2017) – Uniquify, a leading system-on-chip (SoC) fabless manufacturer and DDR memory system intellectual property (IP) provider, today announced that its LPDDR4 Super Combo IP for the 28-nanometer (nm) low-power semiconductor process node is in volume production.

The patented silicon-proven IP breaks the performance barrier by delivering up to 3200 Megabits per second (Mbps) per pin performance for mobile LPDDR4 DRAM. It is the industry’s first IP solution to achieve multi-GHz performance in the 28nm node, while a flexible configuration supports other DDR combinations, such as DDR3/4 and LPDDR2/3.

Uniquify’s Super Combo DDR IP subsystem includes controller, PHY and I/O components. In addition to meeting the highest memory bandwidth requirements, its capabilities offer SoC developers the lowest-power footprint for optimal power and maximum performance.

“Reliability is critical to DDR subsystems,” notes Josh Lee, president and chief executive officer of Uniquify. “We refer to our portfolio of DDR and LPDDR memory IP as the Super Combo because it sets a new benchmark in performance and a low-power footprint. It is also fast, production-proven and reliable, all characteristics chip designers use in their evaluations.”

Lee discusses the LPDDR4 Super Combo IP in more detail in a two-minute YouTube video.

Uniquify at Design Automation Conference
Uniquify will demonstrate its latest LPDDR4 memory IP in Booth #521 at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) June 19-21 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Austin Convention Center.

The LPDDR4 memory IP presentation will feature Uniquify’s innovative self-calibrating logic (SCL) and adaptive bit calibration logic (ABC) that measure timing windows and automatically adjust them to compensate for static and dynamic variation in the subsystem.

A DDR memory system design expert will be available to answer questions from SoC and memory interface designers about lowering power and achieving better performance, area and reliability in memory subsystem design.

To schedule an appointment, contact Peter Robison, vice president of worldwide sales. He can be reached at this email link. More information can be found on the Uniquifywebsite.

“Stars of IP” Sponsors include Uniquify
Uniquify once again will sponsor the “Stars of IP” party held Tuesday, June 20, starting at 7 p.m. at Speakeasy. This private and invitation-only semiconductor IP social event includes hosted bar, food, entertainment and an opportunity to network.

A small number of tickets are available at the Uniquify Booth #521.

About Uniquify
Uniquify, a system-on-chip (SoC) fabless product company, offers design expertise, integration and manufacturing services to leading semiconductor and system companies worldwide in silicon processes down to 14nm and a portfolio of market-leading DDR memory IP. Uniquify’s “ideas2silicon” services range from design specification from front-end through physical design, and delivery of manufactured, packaged and tested chips. Uniquify’s adaptive DDR IP offers the highest performance with lowest power, smallest area and best system reliability — a result of its patented self-calibrating technology. Uniquify’s headquarters and primary design center is in San Jose, Calif., with additional design and technical support teams in China, India, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. For more information, visit www.uniquify.com.

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Uniquify’s LPDDR4 Super Combo IP Delivers 3200Mbps Performance in 28nm Low-Power Process Node

Maintains Leadership in Offering Memory IP with Lowest-Power, Smallest Area, Highest-Performance

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Uniquify, a leading high-end System-On-Chip (SoC) fabless manufacturer and DDR memory IP provider, today announced the availability of a new LPDDR4 Super Combo IP for the 28-nanometer (nm) low-power semiconductor process node. The company’s silicon-proven IP breaks the performance barrier by delivering up to 3200Mbps per pin performance for mobile LPDDR4 DRAM. It is the industry’s first IP solution to achieve multi-GHz performance in the 28nm node, with the lowest-power footprint, while offering a flexible configuration to support other DDR combinations such as DDR3/4 as well as LPDDR2/3. Uniquify’s Super Combo DDR IP subsystem includes controller, PHY and I/O components, and enables SoCs to have optimum power and performance, and meets the highest memory bandwidth requirements.

Price, power and performance continue to be the driving features for LPDDR4 memory deployment, not only for mobile applications but also for higher-density systems. Uniquify’s memory IP employs industry-leading adaptive technology, based on 14 issued patents, to deliver maximum performance. It addresses both variations in silicon manufacturing and dynamic changes in the operation of the memory subsystem. Delivering the best power/performance/area, while maintaining the highest system reliability and silicon-yield along with faster bring-up, is the hallmark of Uniquify memory IP technology.

“The delivery of the industry’s first silicon-proven LPDDR4 Super Combo IP on the cost-effective 28nm low-power process node is a result of our continued efforts to innovate the best solution in the market,” said Josh Lee, Uniquify’s CEO and President. “Our customers demand that our DDR IP provide the highest performance, while offering reliability, small footprint and minimal power consumption. Uniquify’s adaptive LPDDR4 IP enables engineers to design market-leading SoCs and gives them a key competitive edge.”

For more comment by Josh Lee, view the 2-minute YouTube video.

Availability
The silicon-proven Uniquify Super Combo LPDDR2/3/4-DDR3/4 IP is available now in several foundry process nodes. Contact Uniquify for more information.

Uniquify at REUSE2016
At the REUSE2016 semiconductor IP tradeshow and conference, Uniquify will be presenting its new Super Combo LPDDR2/3/4-DDR3/4 IP to attendees at its exhibit stand.

Thursday, Dec. 1, 10:00am – 8:00pm
Computer History Museum,
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043

About Uniquify
Uniquify is a System-on-Chip (SoC) fabless product company. It offers SoC design expertise, integration and manufacturing services to leading semiconductor and system companies worldwide, in silicon processes down to 14nm, with a portfolio of market-leading DDR memory IP. Uniquify’s “ideas2silicon” services range from design specification, front-end through physical design, and delivery of manufactured, packaged, and tested chips. Uniquify’s headquarters and primary design center is in San Jose, Calif., with additional design and technical support teams in China, India, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. www.uniquify.com

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Contacts
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Peter Robinson, 408-235-8810

Uniquify Develops DDR3 IP for Samsung 28nm LPP Process

DDR3 IP Now in Volume Production in Multiple Product Lines

SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – Apr 28, 2015) – Uniquify today announced it developed a DDR3 intellectual property (IP) solution for Samsung Electronics’ power-efficient 28nm LPP foundry process that is now in volume production for multiple product lines, including consumer and mobile applications.

The year-long project required development of DDR3 subsystem IP to deliver the highest possible performance in Samsung’s 28 nanometer LPP process. In silicon, the resulting DDR3 solution was able to deliver performance that was even higher than expected by more than 10%.

Uniquify implemented the DDR3 controller, DDR3 PHY, customized to support a unique address-sharing feature for more flexibility, and DDR3 I/O tuned to the process.

“Our close technical association with Samsung makes us quite proud,” says Josh Lee, chief executive officer of Uniquify, a leading high-performance semiconductor IP and system-on-chip (SoC) design, integration and manufacturing services supplier. “The results of this high-profile project demonstrate the strength of our DDR IP technology and solutions, and our flexibility and willingness to work closely with our partners to deliver solutions optimized for their specific needs. Our underlying technology and flexibility is a great advantage for us as we push the envelope in new DDR technologies such as LPDDR4 and advanced process nodes.”

Today’s SoC designs must be able to support DDR memory interfaces running at multi-GHz clock rates while managing read-write timing margins that are measured in picoseconds. Even a small drift in timing on the DDR interface can cause the DDR memory subsystem to fail and, as a result, the entire system fails.

Uniquify incorporates patented technology in its DDR PHY IP that counteracts the effects of timing shifts due to both static and dynamic variations caused by process, temperature and voltage. Dynamic self-calibrating logic (DSCL) tracks DDR timing at the byte level and automatically centers the sampling point in the middle of the timing window during system operation. Dynamic adaptive bit calibration (DABC) works within the byte lane to automatically adjust for any skew differences between bits. Not only do DSCL and DABC allow the DDR memory interface to be optimized for speed by maintaining the robustness of the timing interface, the Uniquify DDR IP architecture also delivers the smallest footprint and lowest power solution. In the case of the DDR3 IP developed for Samsung’s 28LPP process, the combination of DSCL and DABC allowed the DDR memory performance to be improved by 10% over the required specification.

About Uniquify
Uniquify is a leading developer and supplier of high-performance DDR (double data rate) memory intellectual property (IP) and supplier of ASIC and system-on-chip (SoC) design, integration and manufacturing services. The company’s adaptive DDR subsystem IP, including leading-edge DDR4 and LPDDR4 offerings, delivers the highest performance with the lowest power, smallest area and the best system reliability — a result of its patented self-calibrating technology. Uniquify’s ASIC and SoC “ideas2silicon” services range from specification development and front-end design through physical design and delivery of packaged, tested chips. It offers 65-, 40-, 28-, and 14 nanometer SoC design expertise, integration and manufacturing services to leading semiconductor and system companies worldwide. Uniquify’s headquarters and primary design center is in San Jose, Calif., with additional design and technical sales and support teams in China, India, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. For more information, visit: www.uniquify.com.

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For more information, contact:
Bob Smith
Uniquify
(650) 269-8780
Nanette Collins
Public Relations for Uniquify
(617) 437-1822

Uniquify Joins GLOBALSOLUTIONS Ecosystem Program as Worldwide IP and ASIC Supplier

Will Enable Adaptive DDR IP and ASIC Engineering for GLOBALFOUNDRIES Technologies

SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – Feb 12, 2015) –  Uniquify, a leading high-performance semiconductor intellectual property (IP) and system-on-chip (SoC) design, integration and manufacturing services supplier, today announced it has joined the GLOBALSOLUTIONS ecosystem as a worldwide IP and ASIC supplier.

GLOBALSOLUTIONS is the sum of GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ internal resources and ecosystem partners, combined to efficiently enable the fastest time-to-volume for GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ customers. The GLOBALSOLUTIONS ecosystem includes partners in all aspects of design enablement and turnkey services, OPC and mask operations, and advanced capabilities in assembly solutions.

As a part of the GLOBALSOLUTIONS ecosystem, Uniquify will make its adaptive DDR IP components including DDR4 and LPDDR4 for GLOBALFOUNDRIES processes available to design teams on a worldwide basis. The adaptive DDR IP delivers a series of unique benefits including very high performance, small area, low power and system stability in the presence of variation. Uniquify complements the adaptive DDR IP by offering complete ASIC and SoC engineering services targeted for designs that will be manufactured by GLOBALFOUNDRIES.

About Uniquify
Uniquify is a leading developer and supplier of high-performance DDR (double data rate) memory intellectual property (IP) and supplier of ASIC and system-on-chip (SoC) design, integration and manufacturing services. The company’s adaptive DDR subsystem IP, including leading-edge DDR4 and LPDDR4 offerings, delivers the highest performance with the lowest power, smallest area and the best system reliability — a result of its patented self-calibrating technology. Uniquify’s ASIC and SoC “ideas2silicon” services range from specification development and front-end design through physical design and delivery of packaged, tested chips. It offers 65-, 40- and 28-nanometer SoC design expertise, integration and manufacturing services to leading semiconductor and system companies worldwide. Uniquify’s headquarters and primary design center is in San Jose, Calif., with additional design and technical sales and support teams in China, India, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. For more information, visit: www.uniquify.com.

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For more information, contact:
Bob Smith
Uniquify
(650) 269-8780
Nanette Collins
Public Relations for Uniquify
(617) 437-1822

Brite Semiconductor Acquires Architectural License to Uniquify’s DDR Technology to Consolidate Core IP Technology

Architectural License Enables Brite to Develop Full DDR IP Offerings for SMIC 40nm and 28nm, Including LPDDR2, DDR3, LPDDR3, DDR4, and LPDDR4

SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – Nov 18, 2015) – Uniquify, Inc. (www.uniquify.com), a leading developer and supplier of on-chip DDR solutions, announced today that Brite Semiconductor has acquired an architectural license to Uniquify’s DDR (double data rate) technology. Brite is a leading ASIC design and turnkey service provider headquartered in Shanghai, China. The architectural license gives Brite a proven foundation to develop DDR solutions for their customers targeting Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation’s (SMIC) 40nm and 28nm processes.

The architectural license covers access to Uniquify’s DDR controller, PHY and I/O technologies as well as special debug and testbench software developed by Uniquify. The underlying technology has been production proven across a wide range of product segments with support for LPDDR2, DDR3, LPDDR3, DDR4, and LPDDR4 applications in process technologies including 40nm, 28nm and 14nm. The architecture delivers DDR subsystems that are 20% – 30% smaller in area and lower in power than competing DDR technologies. Additionally, Uniquify’s patented technologies deliver the highest possible performance for a given system by dynamically tuning the DDR timing for each system without any bandwidth loss.

“The agreement with Uniquify enables us to develop leading-edge DDR IP solutions and establish Brite as an advanced IP provider for the ASIC market,” said Dr. Charlie Zhi, president and CEO of Brite Semiconductor. “We considered many alternatives and concluded that the Uniqufy’s adaptive DDR IP has a series of unique benefits including very high performance, small area, low power and system stability in the presence of variation. Acquiring an architectural license to Uniquify’s proven DDR technology would give us the strongest position in the market place.”

“More and more IP differentiated and optimized for SMIC puts us on a trajectory to improve our semiconductor eco-system,” said Dr. Tianshen Tang, senior vice president of SMIC Design Service. “As SMIC moves to more advanced process nodes, it’s great to see Brite taking on the challenge by offering new leading DDR technology from Uniquify. It is significant for both SMIC and China’s growing IP ecosystem to be able to jump-start advanced, innovative IC designs.”

Under the license Brite will be enabled to generate complete, market-ready hardened DDR solutions based on Uniquify’s proven DDR PHY, I/O and controller architectures, and the right to customize these as needed to meet customer needs. The licensing agreement also gives Brite the right to implement Uniquify’s patented dynamic self-calibrating logic and dynamic adaptive bit calibration technologies.

Uniquify’s patented DDR solutions enables customers to differentiate their offerings by providing high performance and reliability while maintaining full compatibility with industry-standard interfaces such as AXI/AHB and DFI. Uniquify has been providing its DDR solutions to the worldwide electronics market since 2008 and has been granted numerous patents for innovations that deliver higher performance, lower power and smaller area when compared to competing solutions.

“Our DDR technology has been proven in many leading-edge products and we are pleased that Brite chose us to be their architectural technology licensing partner for their DDR IP portfolio going forward,” said Josh Lee, CEO and president of Uniquify, Inc. “Our patented technologies included in the agreement will enable Brite to develop and implement complete DDR solutions for their customers that deliver very high performance, with the lowest power consumption and area for many markets such as mobile and IoT market. In addition, our self-calibrating technologies allow highest performance to be achieved in lower-cost packaging, a key benefit for price-competitive consumer electronic products in China.”

“Uniquify’s DDR IP is a key addition to our ever-increasingly rich IP portfolio targeting SMIC processes. Our relationship with Uniquify also gives us a strong technology partner to work with as we look forward to deploying DDR IP for the 14nm process node,” added Dr. Charlie Zhi.

About Uniquify
Uniquify is a rapidly growing system-on-chip (SoC) design, integration and manufacturing services supplier, and innovative developer of high-performance semiconductor intellectual property (IP) offering the world’s fastest DDR memory IP. Its “ideas2silicon” services range from specification development and front-end design through physical design and delivery of packaged, tested chips. It offers 65-, 40-, 28-, and 14 nanometer SoC design expertise, integration and manufacturing services to leading semiconductor and system companies worldwide. Uniquify’s adaptive DDR subsystem IP offers the highest DDR performance with the lowest power, smallest area and the best system reliability — a result of its patented self-calibrating technology. Uniquify’s headquarters and primary design center is in San Jose, Calif., with additional design and technical sales and support teams in China, India, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. For more information, visit: www.uniquify.com.

About Brite Semiconductor
Brite Semiconductor is a leading ASIC design services company providing customers with ASIC/SoC chip design and manufacturing services. The company was co-founded by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation and Open-Silicon, as well as venture capitalist firms from China and Silicon Valley. As strategic partners, SMIC provides Brite Semiconductor strong technical and manufacturing support and leverages Brite’s design capabilities in test chip development. Targeted at advanced processing nodes to 28nm with high-end SoC design services, Brite Semiconductor provides customers with flexible design and turn-key services. Brite offers customers RTL/netlist to seamless chip delivery with enhanced economic value for low-risk solutions. For more information, please refer to the Brite Semiconductor website at www.britesemi.com.

Nufront Selects Uniquify DDR Subsystem IP to Support Advanced 28nm SoC Project

Uniquify to Provide Combination IP, Custom Features to Support DDR Protocols, Target Application

SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – Mar 10, 2015) – Uniquify, a leading high-performance semiconductor intellectual property (IP) and system-on-chip (SoC) integration and manufacturing services supplier, today announced an agreement with Nufront of Beijing, China, to provide a high-performance DDR subsystem IP solution that supports DDR4, DDR3, LPDDR3 and LPDDR2 protocols.

The target SoC and DDR IP will be implemented in GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 28SLP (nanometer) process.

Nufront develops and markets SoC solutions for the wireless broadband and mobile communications markets, including smart devices, intelligent transportation and smart home. The new SoC needed to support multiple DDR protocols, such as DDR4, DDR3, LPDDR3 and LPDDR2, and also required Uniquify to provide a customized DDR controller interface to meet Nufront’s target application.

“We are pleased that Nufront selected us to be their DDR IP provider for this important project,” notes Josh Lee, Uniquify’s president and chief executive officer. “The engagement underscores our commitment to China’s growing SoC market and our ongoing investment there. It also demonstrates the worldwide need for advanced DDR IP, including leading-edge solutions such as DDR4 and LPDDR4.”

Uniquify is delivering the DDR controller and PHY in the form of a combination IP that can support multiple DDR protocols required by Nufront. The solutions include Uniquify’s patented self-calibrating logic technology that dynamically adjusts the DDR interface timing during system operation. Silicon-proven in multiple 28-nanometer processes, these technologies deliver the highest possible DDR performance while maintaining a small footprint, minimizing power consumption and delivering a highly reliable and robust DDR system.

“Nufront was seeking a DDR IP partner that could meet our needs for multiple DDR protocols and also provide a customized DDR controller to meet our specific needs,” says Min Luo, vice president of Nufront. “We were impressed with Uniquify’s DDR innovations and track record. Even more important, Uniquify’s willingness and flexibility in meeting our specific needs has been extremely helpful to our program. We look forward to a long relationship.”

About Uniquify
Uniquify is a leading developer and supplier of high-performance DDR (double data rate) memory intellectual property (IP) and supplier of ASIC and system-on-chip (SoC) design, integration and manufacturing services. The company’s adaptive DDR subsystem IP, including leading-edge DDR4 and LPDDR4 offerings, delivers the highest performance with the lowest power, smallest area and the best system reliability — a result of its patented self-calibrating technology. Uniquify’s ASIC and SoC “ideas2silicon” services range from specification development and front-end design through physical design and delivery of packaged, tested chips. It offers 65-, 40- and 28-nanometer SoC design expertise, integration and manufacturing services to leading semiconductor and system companies worldwide. Uniquify’s headquarters and primary design center is in San Jose, Calif., with additional design and technical sales and support teams in China, India, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. For more information, visit: www.uniquify.com.

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For more information, contact:
Bob Smith
Uniquify
(650) 269-8780
Nanette Collins
Public Relations for Uniquify
(617) 437-1822

Uniquify’s DDR Memory IP Cracks Broadband, Cellular Communications, DSL, HDTV, Image Processing, Networking, Test and Measurement, Video Equipment Markets

Fastest DDR Memory IP Includes Innovative Adaptive Circuitry, Enables Real-Time Static, Dynamic Timing Calibration

SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – Sep 3, 2014) – Uniquify confirmed today that its adaptive DDR memory subsystem intellectual property (IP), recently established as the fastest DDR4 clocking 2800 Mbps in a 28nm process technology, has been licensed to a variety of companies in many of the semiconductor industry’s fastest growing market segments.

The market segments range from broadband, cellular communications and DSL to high definition TV (HDTV), image processing, networking, test and measurement and video equipment. Each company selected Uniquify’s DDR memory subsystem IP for its innovative adaptive technology — self-calibrating logic (SCL) and dynamic SCL (DSCL) for real-time static and dynamic timing calibration.

“Design teams worldwide and in all market segments have found a huge competitive advantage when licensing our DDR memory IP,” remarks Josh Lee, Uniquify’s chief executive officer, a leading high-performance semiconductor IP and system-on-chip (SoC) design, integration and manufacturing services supplier. “It’s both high performance and low power, two compulsory characteristics needed for SoC design.”

SoC designs integrate DDR memory IP that operate at multi-GHz clock rates with read-write timing margins measured in picoseconds. Designing the DDR memory IP to accommodate variations in system-level timing parameters during read and write cycles can require exhaustive rounds of incremental tuning that can cause suboptimal system yield in volume production.

Uniquify’s SCL technology solves this problem by performing automatic self-calibration at system power-up for optimal DDR interface timing. SCL-enhanced DDR memory IP offers higher yield because it automatically adapts critical timing characteristics for a wide range of system-level design choices and for variations in the SoC and DDR memory processes.

The DSCL technology builds on SCL by extending the precise timing calibration to execute dynamically during system operation. This is how a 28nm DDR4 system was able to achieve performance of 2800Mbps when operating with an SDRAM rated for 2400Mbps operation. During system operation, temperature and supply voltages vary over time, degrading DDR memory performance and causing potential intermittent memory subsystem failure.

DSCL automatically re-calibrates the critical DDR memory interface timing at user-specified intervals during system operation and is set to operate during periods of low memory activity for negligible impact on system throughput. The DSCL calibration is fast and the hardware required to support the addition of DSCL is minimal. In fact, the addition of DSCL results in a smaller DDR PHY since it obviates the need for other synchronizing hardware that is required in the traditional (non-DSCL) PHY architecture such as FIFOs.

About Uniquify
Uniquify is a rapidly growing system-on-chip (SoC) design, integration and manufacturing services supplier, and innovative developer of high-performance semiconductor intellectual property (IP) offering the world’s fastest DDR memory IP. Its “ideas2silicon” services range from specification development and front-end design through physical design and delivery of packaged, tested chips. It offers 65-, 40- and 28-nanometer SoC design expertise, integration and manufacturing services to leading semiconductor and system companies worldwide. Uniquify’s adaptive DDR subsystem IP offers the highest DDR performance with the lowest power, smallest area and the best system reliability — a result of its patented self-calibrating technology. Uniquify’s headquarters and primary design center is in San Jose, Calif., with additional design and technical sales and support teams in China, India, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. For more information, visit: www.uniquify.com.

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Uniquify
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Public Relations for Uniquify
(617) 437-1822

Uniquify Offers DDR Memory IP Webinar Series

Webinars Feature Talks on Uniquify’s Fastest, Lowest Power and Cost, Smallest DDR Memory Subsystem IP

SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – Jul 22, 2014) –  Uniquify, a leading high-performance semiconductor intellectual property (IP) and system-on-chip (SoC) design, integration and manufacturing services supplier, announced today that three webinars on its DDR memory subsystem IP are available for viewing on its website.

In each webinar, design engineers will learn why Uniquify’s DDR memory subsystem IP is the fastest, smallest with the lowest cost on the market today. The first, titled “World’s Fastest DDRx,” demonstrates how its dynamic self-calibrating logic (DSCL) technology revolutionizes DDR memory subsystem IP design, an approach that saves hours and days of work. In the second, “World’s Lowest Power DDR,” Uniquify’s adaptive DDR technology is profiled and highlights how designers get the lowest power DDR available. The third webinar, “World’s Smallest Area and Lowest Cost DDR,” showcases Uniquify’s adaptive DDR technology and its ability to optimize area usage to provide the lowest cost. Discover

The webinars are accessible by registration only on the Uniquify website: www.uniquify.com.

About Uniquify
Uniquify is a rapidly growing system-on-chip (SoC) design, integration and manufacturing services supplier, and innovative developer of high-performance semiconductor intellectual property (IP) offering the world’s fastest DDR memory IP. Its “ideas2silicon” services range from specification development and front-end design through physical design and delivery of packaged, tested chips. It offers 65-, 40- and 28-nanometer SoC design expertise, integration and manufacturing services to leading semiconductor and system companies worldwide. Uniquify’s adaptive DDR subsystem IP offers the highest DDR performance with the lowest power, smallest area and the best system reliability — a result of its patented self-calibrating technology. Uniquify’s headquarters and primary design center is in San Jose, Calif., with additional design and technical sales and support teams in China, India, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. For more information, visit:www.uniquify.com.

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Uniquify
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