Sofics is a semiconductor IP provider supporting 100+ IC design companies worldwide with specialty analog I/Os, custom digital I/Os and on-chip ESD protection.

Fabless companies using Sofics IP and expertise can enable higher performance, higher robustness and reduce design time and cost. Sofics is a TSMC Design Center Alliance (DCA) and TSMC IP alliance partner since 2008.

Services and support
Sofics technology has been characterized on almost every TSMC process node including
  • CMOS processes from 0.35um down to 22nm
  • All advanced FinFET nodes including 16nm, 12nm, 7nm, 6nm, 5nm
  • High voltage and BCD technologies including several generations at 0.25um BCD, 180nm BCD, 130nm BCD, 55nm HV
Sofics ESD solutions have several benefits compared to the conventional approach
  • 30% to 50% lower parasitic capacitance – enable high bandwidth interfaces
  • Orders of magnitude lower leakage – enable low power design and accurate sensor interfaces
  • Tolerate higher signal voltage – enable hot-swap, cold-spare, fail-safe and overvoltage tolerant interfaces
  • Smaller silicon footprint – provide cost reduction
  • Scalable ESD robustness – enable higher ESD ratings (8kV HBM, 15kV air/contact discharge IEC 61000-4-2)
Service Models Portfolio
Different Sofics product lines:
  • TakeCharge: On-chip ESD/EOS/Latch up protection for advanced and low voltage
  • PowerQubic: On-chip ESD/EOS/Latch up/EMC protection for high voltage and BCD processes
  • PhyStar: Circuit Design solutions for increased robustness and higher ratings
Experience on different verticals for Advanced CMOS/FinFET technology
  • Data center communication (optical and wired)
  • Wireless interfaces (Bluetooth, GPS, Wifi, indoor location, …)
  • AI in data centers
  • Automotive infotainment
  • FPGA
Experience on different verticals for mainstream/mature and BCD technology
  • Space applications
  • IoT
  • Medical
  • Automotive under-the-hood applications
  • Smartcards
  • PMIC
Contact Information
  • Name: Bart Keppens
    Job Title: Chief Business Development
    Office Location: Sint-Godelievestraat 32, B-9880 Aalter, Belgium
    Phone numbers (office & mobile): TEL: +32 9 21 68 333
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