ChipStart at TSMC 2014 Open Innovation Platform Ecosystem Forum

The TSMC Open Innovation Platform® (OIP) Ecosystem Forum is a first-of-its-kind event organized by TSMC. With this forum, TSMC offers you an effective marketing venue to reach approximately 1,000 of director-level and above executives from our customers. This forum will feature a day-long, three-track technical conference along with an Ecosystem Pavilion featuring up to 80 member companies.

September 30, 2014
San Jose Convention Center, CA

Come visit ChipStart at Chips'n Media's booth!


Uniquify Offers DDR Memory IP Webinar Series

Webinars Feature Talks on Uniquify's Fastest, Lowest Power and Cost, Smallest DDR Memory Subsystem IP

SAN JOSE, CA - Jul 22, 2014 -  Uniquify, a leading high-performance semiconductor intellectual property (IP) and system-on-chip (SoC) design, integration and manufacturing services supplier, announced today that three webinars on its DDR memory subsystem IP are available for viewing on its website.

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Northwest Logic Named Best Overall Supplier by ChipStart for 2013!

Leading semiconductor IP developer, integrator and aggregator awards its inaugural Partner of the Year Award to a leader in the semiconductor interface market

February 28, 2014 11:55 AM Eastern Standard Time

BEAVERTON, Ore. & PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ChipStart LLC, a leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property (SIP), recently honored Northwest Logic, a global leader in high-performance interface solutions for the semiconductor industry, with its inaugural Partner of the Year award for 2013.

“Northwest Logic was one of our original partners when we launched ChipStart over 5 years ago. During this time, we have proven our value by increasing our partner design starts and revenue year to year. Our focus on ensuring excellence in supply chain management has enabled us to achieve this success,” said Howard Pakosh, President & CEO of ChipStart.

Mr. Pakosh further stated, “We're pleased to present this inaugural partner of the year award to Northwest Logic. Northwest Logic met the stringent criteria for this award, including delivering top performance IP, helping ChipStart deliver a superior customer experience and achieving consistently high marks as measured by ChipStart’s own supplier rating system. This system measures on-time delivery, price competitiveness, innovation, quality and evidence of contributions to unique and differentiated solutions, adding value to our customers.”

“ChipStart and Northwest Logic work together to identify and build relationships with a variety of customers. They understand the value our products bring to the market and have a deep set of industry contacts. We have had a fruitful collaboration over the last 5 years and look forward to this collaboration continuing in the future,” said Brian Daellenbach, President of Northwest Logic.

ChipStart promotes Northwest Logic’s high performance memory interface solutions (DDR4, DDR3, …) and high-performance PCI Express solutions (PCIe 3.0, DMA, Bridging, …) to system houses and semiconductor communities throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.



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About Us

ChipStart is a trusted semiconductor intellectual property solution company based in Palo Alto, California. ChipStart provides sales, marketing, and support engagement solutions for companies that commerce third-party semiconductor intellectual property, high-quality pre-verified subsystem solutions, and support design services for system houses and ASIC/Fabless semiconductor companies. ChipStart solutions are used as critical components of communications, consumer and computing products including switches, routers, modems, cellular phones, set-top boxes, HDTVs, DVD players and PCs.

What is ChipStart?

  1. ChipStart is an IP Developer, focusing on highly differentiated solutions such as SoC System Manager (SSM); custom embedded Memory products; and Voltage Regulators.
  2. ChipStart is an IP Integrator. We have been the leader in promoting IP Subsystems. Since small IP developers are focused on only one product inside a larger system, there needs to be an effort to integrate IP from multiple, best-in-class vendors to produce an offering that is better than what the large companies offer. The end customer (you) should not have to bear the integration burden. So for Subsystems like DDR2 or DDR3, we oversee the effort and marry the engineering efforts between these smaller IP developers.
  3. ChipStart is an IP Aggregator. As we are leading the efforts above, we have many best-in-class IP partners that want to work with us and want to be part of this IP Eco-System.

How will working with ChipStart benefit you and your company?

Good question! On many levels, ChipStart is revolutionizing the semiconductor IP industry. We are an IP visionary, developer, aggragator, integrator and licensor. ChipStart is applying best practices found in other industries to streamline the IP selection, licensing and acquisition process. Click Here to Learn More...

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