What is the Specification to Silicon time for a typical
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.
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
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.
What level of assistance is provided by STA during prototype
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
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
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.