French Semiconductor Ecosystem: Design House IC’Alps Raises €4.2 Million To Sustain Business Growth For Custom Chip Design

Meylan, FRANCE – October 26, 2021 Acting on General Shareholders Meeting, semiconductor company IC’Alps announced today it has raised €4.2 Million from French industrial group DOLIAM. Headquartered in France, IC’Alps specializes in the design and supply of exclusive and custom-made ASIC solutions (Application-Specific Integrated Circuits). This funding round will allow the company to consolidate its equity and invest in recruitment. The company’s ambition is to become a European leader in the design and supply of ASICs!


An ASIC is a type of electronic circuit that integrates, on a single chip, all the functions required for an application. For example, an ASIC can integrate custom sensor interfaces to collect data, processors to analyze this information locally, or a communication module for data transfer to an external device. “The ASIC technology allows our clients to make their products stand out through miniaturization, new functionalities, better performance, increased energy efficiency and improved safety and security of electronic subsystems,” commented Jean-Luc Triouleyre, President of IC’Alps. “The growing demand for ASIC design and supply is driven by the strong growth of the smart MedTech market, the digitization of solutions for the automotive and industrial sectors, and the Internet of Things”.


A French industrial group with equity stake in IC’Alps

With 440 employees in France and the United States, DOLIAM group is anchored at the heart of the High-Tech Industry. After a first investment when the company IC’Alps was incorporated in 2018, DOLIAM confirms with this new financial contribution its strategic interest in the design of custom electronic chips. Etienne Flesch, CEO of the DOLIAM group, said: “Beyond the global tough environment for semiconductors, it is of utmost importance for us to work on the sovereignty of a French and European electronics industry. With its capacity for innovation and R&D, IC’Alps is the link that allows manufacturers of innovative devices to access custom electronics, to differentiate themselves and increase their competitiveness”.


About IC’Alps

IC’Alps is your one-stop-shop ASIC partner. The company provides customers with a complete offering for Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) and Systems on Chip (SoC) development from circuit specification, mastering design in-house, up to the management of the entire production supply chain. From its technical centre in France (Grenoble area), IC’Alps supports multiple projects in the demanding medical, industrial, transport, IoT, and mil/aero sectors. The highly qualified engineering teams cover every expertise needed and have a long experience of on-demand analog, mixed-signal and digital integrated circuits on technologies from 0.35 µm down to 16 nm. Moreover, IC’Alps has a proven track record of success with sensor/MEMS AFE interfaces, low power consumption designs, high-resolution converters, signal processing, multiprocessors architectures, hardware accelerators, to name a few. Being a partner of major semiconductor foundries, IP providers, as well as packaging and test houses, IC’Alps is well placed to support customers with full life-cycle solutions. We are proud to be Arm® approved Design Partner, a member of X-FAB’s design and supply chain partner network, as well as an Imec IC-link partner. These accreditations assure that we provide expert support and that we have the design expertise to create highly innovative ASIC designs. IC’Alps is ISO 9001, ISO 13485, EN 9100 certified, as well as Common Criteria ready. More information can be found at www.icalps.com



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DOLIAM is a private holding company created in 1991 and regroups several High-Tech, MedTech and Healthcare Companies; from start-ups to industrial size ones, developing technologies and products with strong scientific and technological added value. With 440 employees in France and the United States, DOLIAM is anchored at the heart of the High-Tech Industry and is positioned as a reference on the market through its constituents, ranging from innovative medical technologies to technologies for security of assets, as well as people protection and ASIC/SOC integrated circuits technologies. More information: www.doliam.fr


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