Category Archives: ASIC Design


Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation (Eindhoven, NL) is founded in 2011 as a spin-out of Philips Research and got integrated into Medtronic in 2014. Their mission: to revolutionise personalised brain stimulation and treat neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. Sapiens selected ICsense ( for the development of the core component in

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Understanding Formal Verification

The world we are living today is full of complex digital systems that we need to rely on. They are becoming more sophisticated and infinite complex. Safety and security of these systems are of critical importance and repercussions of malfunctions can be catastrophic. Even with rigorous testing, there can be

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The Ultimate Guide to: Integrated Circuit (IC)

Figure 1 – Example of Integrated Circuit
What is an Integrated Circuit?
An integrated circuit is defined as a set of electronic circuits on one small flat piece of semiconductor material, most frequently silicon. It is also referred to as an IC, a chip, or an

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ASIC explained in simple words


The ASIC acronym stands for Application Specific Integrated Circuits, which refers to an integrated circuit (IC or chip) tailored or customized for a specific purpose. A good example would be an ASIC designed to control the brake system in a car – this chip is designed only for this specific

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Chip Design

Chip design is a process of designing a chip and is an essential part of electronics engineering. This process of chip design involves the knowledge of circuit design and its logic formation. All chips are made using basic elements which are known as transistors. The Metal Oxide Silicon Field Effect

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IC’Alps Partners with Marketing Platform AnySilicon

AnySilicon, the leading marketplace for ASIC service providers, announced today that IC’Alps, a fabless semiconductor company developing state-of-the-art fully custom Integrated Circuits (IC) combined with a complete management of the supply chain, has joined AnySilicon to promote its design & supply services. As part of the AnySilicon platform, IC’Alps will

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