OmniPHY Joins TSMC IP Alliance Program

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Ethernet PHY technology leader optimizes product portfolio for TSMC Open Innovation Platform® to accelerate SoC innovation

OmniPHY, Inc., a leading supplier of Ethernet PHY silicon intellectual property (IP) for the consumer, automotive and industrial markets today announced that it has joined the TSMC IP Alliance Program included in TSMC’s Open Innovation Platform.

OmniPHY has worked with TSMC over the past several years to provide documentation, design methodology, engineering process validation, and technology information necessary to become an IP Alliance member. Recently, OmniPHY became one of the first IP companies to offer both Automotive and Industrial Ethernet (IEEE 802.3 PHY Layer) in an IP format.

“As the fastest growth segments, there is an increasing demand for automotive and IoT semiconductors, particularly in applications like ADAS and Industrial IoT,” said Suk Lee, Senior Director of Design Infrastructure Marketing Division at TSMC. “OmniPHY’s focus on these areas will benefit TSMC customers worldwide and we are pleased to have them as an IP Alliance member.”

Additionally, OmniPHY is qualifying its relevant offerings through the TSMC9000-A Automotive Qualification program. This program benefits TSMC’s automotive customers by making high-quality IP available for integration into their automotive designs.

As the drive towards autonomous cars gains pace, bandwidth demands for in-vehicle networks require a dramatic increase and Ethernet is best-equipped to provide this network backbone. Automotive Ethernet retains the reliability and robustness of standard commercial Ethernet, but has significant optimizations for the automotive application to enable high speed and data bandwidth, weight reduction and cost efficiency.

The OmniPHY IP especially emphasizes unique power saving, EMC reduction and reliability diagnostic modes which are critical for the automotive application. OmniPHY’s approach allows proliferation and integration of qualified Ethernet PHY technology directly into the sensors, radars and camera ICs.

“Customers are extremely excited about the exponential changes and opportunities ahead in the automotive market and are reacting quickly to position themselves for the future,” said Ritesh Saraf, CEO of OmniPHY. “By collaborating with TSMC, our aim is to provide designers with access to silicon proven IP early in the design process to reduce risk and accelerate time to market for our mutual customers.”

About OmniPHY
OmniPHY is an American Mixed-signal Semiconductor IP company based in San Jose, California, with satellite offices across the world. The company specializes in intellectual property and develops high-performance Ethernet PHY’s and SerDes interfaces for the Automotive, Industrial, Consumer, and Networking markets. For more information visit or contact sales[at]omniphysemi[dot]com.

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