INVECAS: Enabling A New Ecosystem For The Silicon World

INVECAS: Enabling A New Ecosystem For The Silicon World
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INVECAS: Enabling A New Ecosystem For The Silicon World
Date: Thursday , May 07, 2015 With the influx of IoT, wearables and newer and newer versions of smartphones and memories, semiconductor
industry is anticipating a significant growth. As the demand for swifter connections, larger network capacity and
more complex designs are arising, INVECAS, Inc, ­ a semiconductor IP design house, is geared up to capitalize
on this opportunity by conquering the unique challenges ingrained in deep sub­micron technologies. For starters,
most SMEs are unable to work directly with foundry, since the volumes won\'t be in millions. For such small
customers, INVECAS acts as an aggregator by leveraging foundry to expand their business and providing
superior support. The company also manages their supply chain, which would be a highly­expensive task for
them otherwise. \"Our flexible license structure offered in extremely competitive price along with end­to­end service model
covering from very basic function like standard cell library to highly­complex memory function helps SMEs that
doesn\'t have enough design team or right in­house competency,\" explains Dasaradha Gude, Chairman,
INVECAS, Inc. Being equipped with such broad portfolio of IP offerings and design services naturally enables the
company to achieve superior integration services. The company works closely with GLOBALFOUNDRIES ­ a
leading provider of advanced semiconductor manufacturing, design and technology solutions ­ and has developed
profound knowledge on their technology and process. This empowers INVECAS to build a seamless library
development along with foundry, which plays an immense role in the process of designing an IP optimally.
Breaking the Time Factor
Today, it has become imperative for technology providers to always be on their toes and formulate plans that
enable a swift \'go­to­market strategy\'. Founded by industry visionaries, INVECAS nullifies this threat with its
unique background and closeness to the foundry that helps to develop IPs extremely faster. However, it is not
just about developing, but making it work at the first time. This perfection comes only after a deep understanding
of the process and vast IP designing experience. INVECAS\' team has significant experience core hardening on
various processors, bunch of in­house tools (hardware & software) and methodologies for design productivity to
derive utmost performance out of the core within astounding timeline. INVECAS\' team carries experience of over
40 successful tape­outs that have got 100 percent first time silicon pass.
Lower Latency & Power Consumption with Scalable Architecture
As people are becoming more sensitive towards consuming less power, the forward­thinking INVECAS provides
customization services to address customer\'s Power, Performance and Area (PPA) needs to tackle the ever­
increasing energy requirement of data centers. \"Along with several power innovations in the high­speed complex
IP segment for various sectors like mobility, we are also keen on strategizing the right architecture with the right
amount of power and of optimized area for silicon,\" says Dasaradha. All the four R&D/design service centers of
INVECAS work closely with each other and complement each other to innovate various methodologies to
accomplish numerous tasks including combining IPs into a SoC, unfurling utmost productivity, ensuring quality
and speed and for offering differentiated service model appropriate for various customers to name a few. The proof
to INVECAS\' expertise is its industry leading, low latency IPs having modular and scalable architecture with
extremely low power consumption.
One­Stop­Shop for the Silicon World
The company brings expertise across all industry standard tools including Cadence, MENTOR and Synopsys
among others. Ambitious to provide holistic list of IP offerings, INVECAS doesn\'t refrain itself from bringing third­in/prnt.php?OQGT666937587
INVECAS: Enabling A New Ecosystem For The Silicon World
party partner IPs to further accelerate product development. The company integrates all the three pieces (IP
solutions, design realization and silicon realization) of semiconductor puzzle together to help customers get the
final product in hand without any hassle. \"Customers areour kingpin. They decide whether they need support for
only a part of the design or complete product cycle from conceptualization to final production. Either way our
team is proficient to support each of these offerings,\" proclaims a proud Vivek Arora, Director ­ Sales &
Marketing (APAC). Upon receiving specifications from customers, INVECAS performs RTL design, complete
verification and physical design and then delivers the final database of the chip to foundry for manufacturing.
Once the silicon is back from foundry, the company alleviates a heft of burden away from customers\' shoulder
by supporting them throughout packaging, assembly, testing, managing the complete supply chain and giving
final tested part to the customers. The company\'s dedicated SW team brings up the board to working level of
applications by focusing on firmware, BSP (Board Support Package), drivers and others and thus emerging as a
one­stop­shop for the end­to­end needs of the silicon world. The Secret Sauce to Success
Formed by the merger of two firms and a team of memory experts, around a year young INVECAS has created
an amazing ecosystem comprising of numerous industry veterans. INVECAS\' rise looks even more impressive
considering the fact that the 500 people strong company is currently swamped with offering overarching IP cores
and design services to GLOBALFOUNDRIES. Aside from cutting­edge 14 nanometer technology development,
some specific IPs\' architectures developed by INVECAS are highly complex, which is an art mastered by only a
handful of IP vendors globally. Moving up the value chain, INVECAS currently offers either SoC as a product or
the complete system as a product.
The company has a stringent high standard system to hire extraordinary fresh talents. Instead of directly
recruiting freshers, the precautious company has partnered with Veda IIT ­ collaboration between industry and
academia. Any candidate willing to join INVECAS has to pass the entrance test of Veda IIT and undergo
extensive training, after which they are further chiseled by INVECAS\' experienced professionals with practical
design training to become industry­ready.
Already having a proven track record in building 28 nm silicon proven IPs, as the logical next step INVECAS has
invested in building 14 nm silicon proven IPs. Aside from various analog IPs such as PLL, thermal sensors and
ADCs, the pioneering company is also working on the latest node of standard cell library, GPIOS on 14 LPP for
GLOBALFOUNDRIES. Once the 14 nm node is stable and the chip is out, the company will start working on
advanced processed nodes below 14 nm through the similar procedure. INVECAS plans to expand soon in line
with the increasing demand for its products and services. The company aims to heavily invest in developing in­
house advanced CAD flows and design methodologies for analog & digital with leading EDA tool vendors to
optimize PPA goals of the respective market segments and soar to greater heights.
Key Management
Dasaradha Gude, Chairman, INVECAS
Dasaradha\'s three decades of industry experience has helped put blood and flesh to the mission which
INVECAS is born for. With a long and successful track record as an industry leader and serial entrepreneur, he
is easily one of the most recognizable and famous names in the Indian semiconductor industry. From nurturing
and leading multiple strong companies like CuTe solutions (acquired by ATI Technologies), Virtual IP Group,
Qualcore Logic, Pacific Semiconductors (acquired by Faraday), to guiding MNCs like AMD, Dasaradha has
straddled and served the industry in various capabilities. From being recognized as one of the \'Game Changers
in Indian Technology industry\' to being awarded the \'Best­Run Company Award\', he has won laurels on many
fronts. Verticals
Emerging Compute, Communicate, Mobile and Embedded markets
Development of foundation IPs like standard cells, memories and IOs as well as highly complex IP
INVECAS: Enabling A New Ecosystem For The Silicon World
Offers silicon through IPs, flexible modules, IP customization options, design and silicon realization to
accelerate the process adoption, which includes design realization, optimization, augmenting or
augmenting customer\'s design teams
Design Realization services, which essentially includes logic design verification, physical design, system
engineering and embedded software services
SoC Turnkey Services: Assembly, Semiconductor test, Product enablement
ASIC Design: SOC Design, Verification, Physical Design, Package Design
IP Products: Physical IP, Digital IP, Analog IP
Software: System software, System engineering, Multimedia solutions, Driver development, Application
development, Software testing and QA.
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