iSTART-TEK (iSTART, TW-6786), a leading developer in memory testing and repairing technology, is in the upstream of the IC design industry chain. This unique position allows iSTART to build the unique ecosystem, including IC design companies, design service companies, wafer foundries, memory IP suppliers, packaging and testing companies, cloud platform and universities, in the world. Due to the high demand of HPC (High-Performance Computing), 5G, and AI (Artificial Intelligence), there was a vehement growth in the revenue of iSTART, 258.19 %, from 2019 to 2020. Moreover, iSTART continues to deepen the cross-industry cooperation to differentiate products, providing customers with higher added value therefore strengthen market competitiveness. iSTART not only cooperates with ASMedia Technology Inc (ASMedia, TW-5269), Sitronix Technology Corporation (Sitronix, TW-8016), and Qualchip Technologies, Inc., but also deepens the cooperation with M31 Technology Corporation (M31, TW-6643), a high-speed peripherals and memory IP company, which creates a virtuous circle of the ecosystem.
Through cooperation with IC design companies and feedbacks from customers, iSTART shortens the development time and provides customized total solutions. By this meant, design service companies can accelerate design process via EDA tools and IP of iSTART. Adhering to cost-effectiveness, iSTART can balance testing time and area to maximize benefits via cooperation with memory IP companies. Furthermore, it provides Peking University and National Central University with relative training courses and laboratories to nurture the next generation of IC design talents. Presently, iSTART discusses with well-known cloud platforms to provide EDA tools on the cloud in the future, which provides an easy-to-access memory testing solution. These results are the effects by the establishment of ecosystem.
In summary, iSTART indicated that because of its unique position in the industry chain, it allows iSTART to be the best leader to build the ecosystem. Additionally, long-term investment in resources and human resources drives the growth of sales performance. Further, analysts estimated that as the ecosystem continues to build and the high memory testing and repairing demands of 5G, HPC, and automobile, the growth of revenue will grow significantly.