Faraday Technology Corporation


Faraday Technology Corporation (TWSE: 3035) is a leading ASIC design service and IP provider, certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 26262. The broad silicon IP portfolio includes I/O, Cell Library, Memory Compiler, ARM-compliant CPUs, DDR2/3/4, low-power DDR1/2/3, MIPI, V-by-One, USB 2.0/3.1 Gen 1, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, Serial ATA, PCI Express, and programmable SerDes, etc. Headquartered in Taiwan, Faraday has service and support offices around the world, including the U.S., Japan, Europe, and China. For more information, visit www.faraday-tech.com



Intellectual Property (IP) & Process Technology

Faraday is the biggest cell library and memory compiler developer for the foundry, UMC, offering a broad variety of process nodes, and optimizations for size, performance, leakage, etc.

Its broad IP portfolio includes processors, peripherals, standard interfaces, essential analog/mixed-signal IPs, embedded memories, etc. The in-house developed IPs help eliminate integration risks and lower IP licensing costs. IP customization service is also provided.

SoC/ASIC Development Platform

To accelerate time-to-market, Faraday provides platform ASIC chips with FPGA development boards. Customers can put their designs and/or 3rd-party IPs on the FPGA and validate the system prototype with software.

Design Flow

Faraday offers a full-spectrum of efficient and reliable design methodology and tools. The combination of leading-edge 3rd-party EDA tools (3rd -party’s leading-edge tools) and proprietary utilities results in a streamlined process that promises first-cut work.

Packaging & Testing

As design complexity increases, packaging and testing represent a significant portion of the total manufacturing cost. Faraday works closely with supply-chain partners to provide a wide selection of advanced and cost effective options, whether the need is for high-speed interface, low-power dissipation, or minimal cost.

Production Service

To ensure the best product yield rate and reliability level, Faraday has an experienced production engineering and failure analysis team. Customers can also trace the latest design and manufacturing status on real time through a dedicated online protocol (eService).

Application-Oriented Value-Added Services

To accelerate customers’ design for different specific markets, Faraday provides application-oriented platforms for multimedia, networking, and display applications.

IP Cores

USB3.1 Gen1 IP Solutions

Faraday has in the lead launched USB 3.1 Gen1 semiconductor solutions with seamless integration of controller and PHY/ transceiver. Faraday’s USB 3.1 Gen1 solution, with the maximum speed of 5.0Gbps, targets fast sync-and-go transfer applications conveying large files and requiring high-speed data transfer capabilities.

Technology Optimized Standard Cell Library

Since 0.5µm, Faraday has developed a variety of high-quality, mass-production-proven standard cell libraries and memory compilers, covering all kinds of general demands and customization supports.


Our full set of cell libraries offers generic core cells, Power Slash Kit (PSK) for low power requirement, and M1-start ECO cells; all with various Vt device packages. For specific applications, the cost-effective miniLib or ultra-high-speed series enable customers to easily achieve their optimal SoC targets.

ESD Robust Multi-Voltage I/O

Faraday provides the design industry the ESD robust, multiple operating voltages, general purposed I/O which are available from UMC 0.5um to 28nm process technology. The unique characteristics of the I/O enable our IP users the capability to operate their chips in various interface conditions of 1.8V, 2.5, and 3.3V with the same chip pins.

Low Power SRAM with High Production Yield

Faraday provides a variety of memory compilers that are optimized in speed, power, and density, ranging from 0.5µm to 28nm to meet different application requirements. Faraday’s memory compilers allow users to generate lots of memory options, including words, bits/bytes and aspect ratios with an easy-to-use GUI for memory instance selection and comparison.