Global Unichip Corp. (GUC), the Flexible ASIC Leader™, revealed today that an on-going series of server-related designs for one of Japan major networking solution providers is in mass production. Server related chip is part of a larger effort by GUC to diversify its IP offerings and provide technology differentiations.
GUC’s unique combination of design service, IP portfolio, turnkey management and technical expertise at both the chip and system level make its customer ideally suited to enter an expanded set of markets where GUC’s differentiated technology assets provide a competitive advantage.
According to the customer, GUC was selected for the design task based primarily on the robust functionality of GUC's IP portfolio. GUC is providing 10G KR SERDES, PCIe 3.0 PHY, SSTL I/O Tx/Rx, and PLL IP for processors that will be manufactured on TSMC's 40G process technology.
The GUC 10G KR SERDES optimizes power, area and performances consideration. It pairs high ESD immunity capabilities with robust long-reach transmission/receiving distances at 10 Gbps speed while providing best-in-class jitter generation and tolerance.
Competitive power, area and performance trade-offs also characterize GUC's PCIe 3.0 PHY IP. It features full compliance test, complete IP QA procedure and interoperability with 3rd party controllers. The GUC PCIe 3.0 PHY easily integrates in SoC design and connects smoothly with other devices.
"Driving differentiation in the server market is going to be a huge consideration and one we see as directly connected to specifying the right IP for the design task at hand. The availability of a robust IP library is going to be critical to server market success," said C. J. Liang, SVP of R&D at GUC
The server market represents a huge opportunity for GUC’s customers. Gartner Group research indicates the server market revenue is forecast to increase by 3.5% year-over-year in 2013, with shipments rising by 4.9%. The total server market is expected to record a compound annual growth rate from 2012 through 2017 of 3.2% in revenue and 4.9% in shipments.
"Server systems are expected to continue to increase both in revenue and in units. In the internal datacenter, server systems will increase in their virtual workload and gain a larger share of customer applications,“explained Jim Lai, President of GUC.
GLOBAL UNICHIP CORP. (guc-asic.com) is the Flexible ASIC Leader™ who provides the semiconductor industry with leading IC implementation and SoC manufacturing services. Based in Hsin-chu Taiwan, GUC has developed a global reputation with a presence in China, Europe, Japan, Korea, and North America. GUC is publicly traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the symbol 3443.