F.A.Q.'s
 TOPICS OF INTEREST


What is the Specification to Silicon time for a typical project?

Do we need to partition our system level schematics for ASIC integration before STA can provide us with a quote?

What level of ASIC design expertise should we, as a customer, have to assure successful project outcome?

What level of assistance is provided by STA during prototype evaluation stage?

Can production schedule be expedited?

How can we be sure that all production parts meet specification?



 ANSWERS

What is the Specification to Silicon time for a typical project?

Production silicon for cost reduction or miniaturization projects is available in 20-26 weeks, some have been done in as little as 12 weeks.  Production silicon for new product development, where performance specification of the ASIC is subject to modifications, has averaged between 26 and 32 weeks.

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Do we need to partition our system level schematics for ASIC integration before STA can provide us with a quote?

It can be helpful, but is not necessary. Our engineers have extensive background in system design and are continuously maintaining familiarity with size/pricing issues of discrete components.

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What level of ASIC design expertise should we, as a customer, have to assure successful project outcome?

The Customer should have detailed familiarity with the system level objectives and the operating environment of the target product. No ASIC design expertise is required.

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What level of assistance is provided by STA during prototype evaluation stage?

Typically we will evaluate prototypes for specification conformance before they are sent to customer. When timing of the evaluation is critical, complete evaluation platform for the ASIC can be provided.

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Can production schedule be expedited?

In most cases we are able to offer Fast Turn service. In some cases tested parts can be delivered in as little as two weeks.

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How can we be sure that all production parts meet specification?

Test flow and test limits must be approved by the customer before the start of production. Sample parts tested by the production test program are provided for certification. At production 100% of the wafers and 100% of packaged parts are tested for compliance.

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