Virtual ASIC Foundry

The EUROPRACTICE Initiative

 

The European Commission launched the EUROPRACTICE initiative in October 1995 with the goal of helping companies to become more globally competitive through the availability of cost-effective ASICs, multichip modules (MCM) or microsystem solutions. The EUROPRACTICE IC Service furthermore offers European industry and academic institutions a safe path toward ASICs with the following benefits:

 

The EUROPRACTICE IC Service is offered by:

Fraunhofer IIS offers the following IC services:

  • Prototype production (untested dies or assembled ICs)
  • Small-volume production (testing, assembly and qualification)
  • Design rule checks to determine producability, production reliability and yield
  • Interface for hand over to our foundries in GDS format
  • Support during test program development
  • Support for housings, finshing and assembly
  • Complete design flow (implementation of the design concept)
  • Design testing, functional simulation and timing simulation (VHDL/Verilog or netlist, specification)Synthesis (certified netlist and bonding diagram)
  • Testing (certified netlist and bonding diagram)
  • Place & route (certified netlist and bonding diagram)
  • DRC (design rule check)
  • ERC (electrical rule check)
  • LVS (layout versus schematic)

Customers have access to current technologies through our foundries.