Sofics is a foundry independent semiconductor IP provider that has supported 100+ companies worldwide with specialty on-chip ESD protection and unique I/O circuits. The IP designs are integrated into more than 5000 IC designs across many different applications. The Sofics technology is silicon proven on more than 50 different processes from leading foundries like TSMC, Samsung Foundry, GlobalFoundries and several others.
Sofics on-chip ESD protections, Analog & Digital IO can enable higher performance, higher ESD robustness, reduce design time and costs.
Sofics has three main product categories:
TakeCharge: On-chip ESD protection for low voltage/advanced processes
TakeCharge® analog I/Os and on-chip ESD protection are available for low voltage CMOS from 0.25um down to 3nm; These ESD protection solutions can be used for high-speed, low-leakage, low-capacitance, low-noise, RF, analog, over- and under voltage tolerance; often combined with beyond standard ESD robustness requirements.
PowerQubic: On-chip ESD protection for high voltage and BCD processes
PowerQubic® on-chip ESD and EOS protection devices are suitable for high voltage CMOS/BCD, typically 0.35um down to 55nm for voltage ranges from 5V to more than 50V; PowerQubic® IP is used in applications that need ESD clamps with a high holding voltage. Sofics designed on-chip ESD protection for several automotive, industrial applications where high robustness for a combination of harsh ESD, EOS, LU and EMI specs are part of the requirments.
PhyStar: Robust circuit solutions
PhyStar® robust circuit and interface solutions, including custom digital I/O’s, circuits that handle transient disturbances (e.g. to provide antenna clipping or POR), as well as automotive standard PHYs (e.g. a full LIN PHY with integrated ESD, EOS and EMC robustness).
Our ESD protection solutions and IO related IPs are used by more than 100 fabless customers, several IDM companies and the biggest semiconductor foundries. Sofics IP is used for design projects at 4 of the top-5 semiconductor companies, 6 out of the top-10. The technology has been integrated into more than 5000 IC designs since 2000 and millions of silicon wafers.
Sint-Godelievestraat 32, 9880 Aalter, Belgium
Our spacious, inspiring and energy-neutral office in Aalter is the ideal workplace for all kind of ESD/ IO research and innovation.