ChipStart Mission

Leader in semiconductor IP solutions

At ChipStart, our mission is to be the leading value-added reseller of analog and digital semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) and best-in-class design tools used to accelerate the realization of system-on-a-chip (SoC) products. Put simply, to get our customers to market faster and more efficiently.


ChipStart's roots began in 1998 as a sales consulting organization. With a new strategic direction, and vision of furthering development in IP Subsystems its head office was moved to Palo Alto, CA in 2008. Additional sales and support offices were opened in Boston, MA, Toronto, ON, and Maidenhead, United Kingdom, to address the growing demands from its US- and European-based customers. Over this period, ChipStart has seen growth in its System-on-Chip design consulting and sales business and has continued to expand its skill set to offer additional services.

Recently, the company executed a successful broadening of its efforts to provide additional value to its customers and new markets, and supports Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) and Engineering Design Automation (EDA) products from leading providers and developers. ChipStart provides sales, marketing, and support engagement solutions for companies that commerce third party semiconductor intellectual property, high quality pre-verified subsystem solutions, analog/mixed-signal silicon solutions, and supporting design services for ASIC and fabless semiconductor companies. ChipStart solutions are used as critical components of communications, consumer and computer products including switches, routers, modems, cellular phones, set-top boxes, HDTVs, DVD players and PCs.

Additional offices are located globally in North America, Europe, Israel, Japan and China.