1st Silicon and Integrated Circuit Design Services Awarded Best Supplier by AMIC Technology CorporationSarawak, Malaysia, Juni 24, 2005.
AMIC Technology Corporation announced today that 1st Silicon(Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. and its design house partner Integrated Circuit Design Services Sdn. Bhd. (ICDS), have won the "2004 Best Supplier" award.
AMIC Technology Corporation ( Hsinchu, Taiwan), a leading memory and RF IC design-solution company, highlighted 1st Silicon's exceptional performance as its best supplier in the foundry category. ICDS was named as the best supplier in the design house category.
1st Silicon and ICDS have demonstrated their successful industry partnership with AMIC Technology Corporation since 2003. AMIC Technology Corporation recognized 1st Silicon's outstanding contribution and performance as its industry supplier for SRAM products since 2003.
Meanwhile, ICDS won the award on the basis of its outstanding design services with one-stop-supply operation. The ICDS design and product engineering teams provide IC design services in library-IP integration, consultation in layout optimization for memory cells and prototype engineering supports.
Dr. John Nelson, Chief Executive Officer of 1st Silicon stated, "We are very happy to receive this award. It is an acknowledgement of our commitment to excellence in customer service and demonstrates our model of cooperation with ICDS is in line with the customers' needs."
According to Mr. Kelvin Wong, Chief Executive Officer of ICDS, " We are proud to provide IC design services to AMIC and help our customers migrate their IC design into production using 1st Silicon sub-micron technology. The award also recognizes the seamless collaboration between ICDS and 1st Silicon in providing world-class semiconductor services. Moreover, we are witnessing the ability of our local Malaysian staff to excel in this competitive high-tech industry."
AMIC Technology Corporation together with 1st Silicon and ICDS currently has three more technologies in prototype stage and one technology is currently in active development.
About 1st Silicon ( Malaysia ) Sdn. Bhd.
1st Silicon (http://www.1si.com) is a dedicated semiconductor foundry founded in 1998 by the Malaysian State of Sarawak. 1st Silicon's 200mm wafer fab facility is designed to cater up to more than 45,000 wafers per month at full ramp-up capacity for 0.25µm down to 0.13µm geometries. The Company offers volume production of digital and mixed-signal CMOS technologies in 0.25µm and 0.18µm processes. 1st Silicon started production of 0.25µm in Q1 2001 and 0.18µm qualification in Q1 2003. 0.15µm will go into production in Q3 2005. 0.13µm flash is in production. The Company also focuses on niche markets by offering reliable and cost-effective embedded non-volatile memory, high voltage, CMOS image sensor and CCD processes. 1st Silicon's customers include integrated device manufacturers and fabless semiconductor companies worldwide. 1st Silicon has its headquarters in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, and sales offices in US, Korea and Taiwan.
About Integrated Circuit Design Services Sdn. Bhd. (ICDS)
ICDS (www.icdsgroup.com) is Malaysia's first IC design house providing a comprehensive IC solution which partners with wafer foundry, 1st Silicon. ICDS commenced its operation in 2003. ICDS provides IC design services and offers a wide portfolio of silicon proven Intellectual Properties (IPs). The Company also provides one-stop operational support which includes IC process development and managing the supply chain from GDS II tape out to finished product in the form of silicon wafer. ICDS'customers are mostly fabless semiconductor companies in Taiwan, Singapore and Russia. ICDS' headquarters is located in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia and sales office in Taiwan.