Global Unichip focuses on ASIC biz

October 28, 2011 – PRNewswire — Global Unichip Corp. (GUC; TW:3443) refined its business and technology model to become a full-service, flexible ASIC company. President Jim Lai refers to the model as GUC’s branded Flexible ASIC Model, covering SoC integration, implementation methodologies, and integrated manufacturing.

"Going forward, we will focus on penetrating specific segments inside the mobile, networking, computing, and consumer electronics markets where we are establishing design expertise and domain knowledge," Lai said.

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The company works with traditional ASIC designs and customized projects, providing 28nm and 40nm designs. Over the past few years, GUC has dedicated resources to developing advanced technology, low-power design expertise, a robust segment-specific IP portfolio and system-in-package (SiP) technology. Global Unichip Corp. can provide the integrated services of an IDM and a la carte services (IP licensing and customization, system-on-chip [SoC] design, physical implementation, design consultation and licensing, design for test [DFT]/design for manufacturing [DFM], package design, and supply chain management).

GUC is strongly aligned with TSMC as a foundry partner and has developed close relationship with packaging and testing companies. On the IP and tool side, GUC has strengthened its ARM hardening capabilities and has developed strong ties with Synopsys and Cadence.

GUC was ranked 14th largest ASIC company in 2010, with $327 million revenue, by the Gartner Group. GUC jumped 2 spots in the rankings from 2009.

GUC will continue to provide local ASIC, design, and business services through its global operations in China, Europe, Japan, Korea, North America, as well as from its headquarters in Taiwan. For more information, go to

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