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Sun Microsystems Ultra Sparc 64-Bit Microprocessor metal structures (detail).Photo: ICE.
The rest of the site is about using chips but this subdirectory is about making chips. It contains mainly links to companies that supply products and/or services in the area of chip making.

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local Companies that design chips for you
local Companies that make or sell chip making or testing equipment
local Companies that make or sell die or wafers without packaging them as individual IC*'s
local Lawyers specialized in chip matters
local Companies that sell material to make chips or help test it and your die
local Companies that will package your chips or sell ready to use packages
local Companies that manufacturer chip design software etc.
local Companies that will test chips or sell chip testing equipment. See also local.
The rest of this page Companies that I could not fit in any of the categories yet
local Organisations for the semiconductor industry


See Autogate Logic

ASPEC Technology, Inc.
830 E. Arques Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
tel: +1-408-774-2199
fax: +1-408-522-9450
Founded in December 1991. In 1997, about 120 employees.
ASPEC provides commercial, Open DesignImplementation Technology(DIT) to ASIC vendors,IC*/ASSP compaines and system houses designing IC*'s.
ASPEC's Open DIT is founded on it's patentedHigh-Density architectures: HDA for gate arrays,and HDC and SSC for standard cells.All architectures support 0.8 micron to 0.1 micron,and two-layer to four0layer metal CMOS* processes.

Autogate Logic
Bought by Actel on 19991027.

(Founded august 1998)
Boin GmbH
Graf-Albrecht-Str. 24
89160 Tomerdingen
tel: +49-7348-928233
fax: +49-7348-928234
distributor for the USA and Canada since 199904:
Hologenix Inc.
15301 Connector Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
tel: +1-714-903-5999
fax: +1-714-903-5959
Boin GmbH develops software solutions for the semiconductorindustry and provides service such as development of complex mathematical algorithms. Thecompany started based on a business plan, which won the 2nd prize in the business plancompetition "StartUp" in the region of Wuerttemberg. "StartUp" is a nation-wide competitonof business plans initiated by the german magazine "Stern", the banking association Sparkasseand the consultants McKinsey & Company.
Boin GmbH's focus is to develop advanced metrology software for the semiconductorindustry. The company is continously trying to establish long-term partnerships with IC- andsemiconductor manufacturing equipment vendors worldwide. Boin GmbH has alreadyestablished relationships to clients such as STEAG AST Elektronik, KLA-Tencor, Siemens,Philips, Wacker Siltronic, Varian, Sopra, Fraunhofer and others.


Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing

Chip Supply
See Chip Supply

Published by: ICG Publishing
Information site about the semiconductor industry on fab level.


GoodDie Service
Peter Rowe <>

HT Electronic
Noua Bl. N9 Ap.9 Et.2
Zalau 4700
tel: +4-94-89.10.86
tel: +4-60-66.15.20
fax: +4-60-66.15.32

(Now part of Sematech.)

KNOX InterActive
SilivriKapi Cad
N0:19/9 34310 K.M. Pasa Istanbul
tel: +90-212-5292376
fax: +90-212-6328511

Semiconductor Online
(Owned by VerticalNet, which started as Water Online.)

Senior Flexonics
Senior Flexonics calls it a semiconductor firm



See also


High-Speed Digital IC* Technologies
(The Artech House Materials Science Library)
Rocchi, Marc
Published: Jul 1990,
Price indication: $90
ISBN: 0890063265

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See Semiconductor Fabtech.

WWW site BOIN's list of wafer manufacturers BOIN's list of equipment vendors BOIN's list of used equipment vendors BOIN's list of universities and institutes BOIN's list of other relevant links Links to Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment Archive of pictures engraved on actual chips Stanford University - TCAD Theory and Fabrication of IC*'s laboratory course. University of Michigan, EECS Department Mistic TCAD software CUED Web server Nanostructure Devices (Fasol Lab.) Nanostructure Devices (Fasol Lab.) Nanostructure Devices (Fasol Lab.) Nanostructure Devices (Fasol Lab.) University of Cambridge, Physics Department, Cavendish Laboratory Plant Automation (by VerticalNet) SemiconductorNet by Cahners Semiconductor Process and Equipment Network Design Your Own Processor (in FPGA)! Design your own processor too (in FPGA)! This page contains links to companies (IC* manufacturers, equipment vendors...), universities, organizations etc. involved in semiconductor research and development.

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