Landshut Silicon Foundry Chooses ChipStart as Solutions Partner

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Foundry Services Enhances Broad Supply Chain Offerings

ChipStart Expands Along with LFoundry

Our ability to expand our solutions offering and include LFoundry services allows ChipStart to address more of the needs of the entire development and manufacturing process

ChipStart Inc, a semiconductor intellectual property solutions provider, announced that Landshut Silicon Foundry GmbH (LFoundry) has selected ChipStart LLC for foundry services representation globally. With it’s 200mm fab and current core technology on 150nm, LFoundry provides very flexible, high quality, cost effective mixed-signal foundry services for semiconductor company’s worldwide.

The addition of LFoundry services enables ChipStart to enhance the one-stop shopping value for its customer, which now includes design and manufacturing supply chain components. “Our ability to expand our solutions offering and include LFoundry services allows ChipStart to address more of the needs of the entire development and manufacturing process”, says Howard Pakosh, President and CEO, ChipStart. “Offering more of the supply chain components allows us to continue forming more strategic partnerships with our customers. We are excited to have LFoundry as a solutions partner.”

ChipStart offers a wide range of solutions for semiconductor companies, including memory and security intellectual property (IP), embedded processing solutions, and an innovative SoC Subsystem Manager (SSM) product. SSM pioneers a new class of hardware-software, or subsystem IP, that virtualizes SoC system management functions such as power and security management, error recovery, and boot and rest management.

The ChipStart portfolio also contains a wide range of complimentary products and design services that help provide customers with a complete set of tools to maximize their outsourcing strategy. “We chose ChipStart because they have an impressive array of products and engineering services that are well aligned in the model of coordinating the entire supply chain for customers.’ Says Michael Hoesl, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, Landshut Silicon Foundry GmbH. “We believe the seamless integration of foundry services makes the supply chain much more cost effective for the customer and provides LFoundry with unique opportunities to utilize its low cost high quality approach to broaden its customer base.”

About ChipStart
ChipStart is a 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, and high quality pre-verified subsystem solutions and supporting design services for ASIC and fables 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. For more information, see

About LFoundry
LFoundry is a leading analog / mixed signal silicon foundry with a 200mm production line based in Landshut, Germany, providing access to manufacturing services down to advanced analog 150nm CMOS technologies with innovative extensions. Based in the heart of Europe, LFoundry is in an excellent position to support a wide portfolio of applications, especially when it comes down to high flexibility and the customization of technologies. For more information about the company please visit the company’s web site at


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