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Low-Cost IC Prototyping Services for European SMEs

Objective

The CHIP-SHOP project aims to reduce the costs, time-to-market and risks involved with first-time ASIC usage by European SMEs.

This will be done by organising regular MPW runs and recommending easy-to-use, well-proven design flows for ASICs and FPGAs to support competence centres (SCCs), commercial design houses and directly to SMEs. The SCCs and design houses will offer training and design assistance to the SMEs. The ASIC design prototyping will be organised by CHIP-SHOP. After initial prototyping with CHIP-SHOP's assistance, SMEs will then be able to transfer to commercial silicon vendors for volume production. In this way the project plans to mobilise existing networks of support and competence centres and commercial design houses to provide European SMEs with a cost-effective way of accessing various silicon technologies (such as CMOS, BiCMOS and FPGAs).

Coordinator

STICHTING CENTRA VOOR MIKROELEKTRONICA
Address
Schoemakerstraat, 77, 6067
2600 JA Delft
Netherlands

Participants (9)

Centro Nacional de Microelectronica
Spain
Address
Campus Uab
08193 Bellaterra
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA)
France
Address
Centre D'études De Grenoble 17 Avenue Des Martyrs
38041 Grenoble
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
ELEKTRONIKCENTRALEN
Denmark
Address
Venlighedsvej, 4
2970 Hoersholm
European Silicon Structure
United Kingdom
Address
Mount Lane
RG12 3DY Bracknell
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung eV (FhG)
Germany
Address
Paul-gerhardt-allee 42
81245 München
INSTITUT FÜR ANGEWANDTE MIKROELEKTRONIK
Germany
Address
Richard Wagner Straße 1
38106 Braunschweig
INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES
Portugal
Address
Apartado 10105, Rua Alves Redol, 9
1017 Lisboa
INTRACOM SA-HELLENIC TELECOM.& ELECTR.INDUSTRY
Greece
Address
19.5 Km Markopoulou Avenue, 68, 68
19002 Peania - Attika