Alphawave Semi, Custom Silicon
Alphawave Semi

Alphawave Semi is a global leader in high-speed connectivity for the world's technology infrastructure. Our mission is to accelerate the critical data infrastructure at the heart of our digital world. Faced with the exponential growth of data, Alphawave Semi's technology services a critical need: enabling data to travel faster, more reliably and with higher performance at lower power. We are a vertically integrated semiconductor company, and our IP, custom silicon, and connectivity solutions are deployed by global tier-one customers in data centers, compute, networking, AI, 5G, autonomous vehicles, and storage.

Alphawave Semi, Custom Silicon transforms ideas into highly optimized domain-specific custom SoCs. Alphawave Semi enhances the value of our customers' products by innovating at every stage of design – architecture, logic, physical, system, software, IP – and then continues to partner to deliver fully tested silicon and platforms. Alphawave Semi has partnered with over 150 companies ranging from large semiconductor and systems manufacturers to high-profile start-ups, and has successfully completed 350+ tape-outs and shipped over 150 million ASICs to date.

As a long-standing partner of TSMC through the Open Innovation Platform® (OIP)Value Chain Aggregator (VCA) program, Alphawave Semi, Custom Silicon drives leading-edge SoC solutions in HPC/AI, networking, and storage applications that enable chip and system companies to accelerate their designs on TSMC’s leading-edge technology nodes down to 3nm.

Visit to learn more about Alphawave Semi’s custom silicon solutions:

  • Leading-edge 3nm, 4nm, 6nm, 7nm, and 12/16nm FinFET process nodes
  • 2.5D advanced packaging including CoWoS® and inFO_oS with silicon interposer and organic substrates for chiplets
  • Advanced methodologies for high-performance and power-optimized AI-enabled SoC designs
  • Readily available, application optimized IP Sub-systems
  • Custom Chiplets – IO Chiplets, Memory Chiplets and Compute Chiplets
  • High Performance Connectivity IP portfolio including controller, PHY and IP sub-systems:
    • 1-224G PAM4/NRZ SerDes
    • PCI-Express 1.0-6.0 and CXL 3.0
    • Ethernet 400G/800G MAC
    • High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM3/2E)
    • DDR5 and LPDDR5/4x
    • Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express (UCIe) Die-to-Die (D2D) interface IP for multi-die connectivity including chiplets
  • Easy access to Ecosystem IP
  • Flexible engagement models: Specification, netlist, and GDS2 handoffs
Flexible Design Engagement Model:

Alphawave Semi provides the most flexible engagement model in the ASIC industry. We can engage at Spec Handoff, RTL Handoff, Netlist Handoff, GDSII Handoff or Production Handoff. We then seamlessly handle every aspect of the entire process, from design engineering, IP procurement, fabrication, package assembly & test, silicon validation, and production through end-of-life.

SoC IP Integration Capabilities:

Alphawave Semi has a dedicated IP team that works with a wide variety of IP providers and is continually qualifying and ranking IP and updating our portfolio of recommended IP. We make informed IP decisions that assure IP quality, reusability, and deliver first-time working silicon.

Our capability to tailor IP to your specific needs combined with our wide portfolio of IP enables us to provide the optimal IP solution for each SoC.

Operations Engineering Capabilities:

The Alphawave Semi, Custom Silicon Manufacturing Operations team brings years of semiconductor manufacturing experience and operations engineering expertise to every engagement. A team of fab, packaging, test and product engineers work closely with our customer to identify and select the right process technology solution for each design. Selecting the process node and the optimal process options requires careful comparison of design objectives, market applications and target price. The Alphawave Semi, Custom Silicon team has designed and manufactured custom ASICs in nearly all available TSMC process nodes. Our team has been in collaboration with TSMC for over 2 decades, since 2003.

After RTP (Release to Production) our global manufacturing team ensures that the products meet and exceed the yield and quality targets which is evident by the very low DPPM achieved since Open-Silicon's inception in 2003 (average 25 DPPM return rate for over 150 million units shipped).

Contact Information

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Alphawave Semi has a global engineering and sales presence with offices in USA, Canada, Israel, India, Taiwan, and China.

  • Corporate Headquarters 70 University Ave, 10th Floor
    Toronto, Ontario
    M5J 2M4
    +1 416-477-2113
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