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2021-03-17
Prospects for HPC Chips Plus Next Generation Memory: iSTART-TEK Layouting EDT Tools with DMT Function
Asia memory testing and repairing solution vendor, iSTART-TEK has prosperous prospects for HPC chips plus Next Generation memory technology trend. HPC chips focuses on stability, the EDA tool provided by iSTART-TEK can “activate memory testing at any time.” This is beneficial to HPC development.
 
iSTART-TEK cumulative sales performance from January to February increases about 8.6% yearly. The work time is shorter due to the Lunar New Year. and clients’ assessment and the purchase of EDA and IP tools are delayed to March; therefore, February revenue result is marginally lower. Still, the follow-up operation is considered positively. iSTART-TEK claims that this type of products has a tight correlations with Clients’ budget planning and product assessment time. Once the client launches the product, the high-customized factor will trigger the clients to renew the contract with an exceptionally high proportion.

iSTART memory testing and repairing EDA tools has been designated to use by domestic and foreign corporations well-known by the world. The new-phase of memory testing and repairing EDA tools are expected to launch, during the second half of the year. The new product can let the IC designers realize the causes of errors for chips easily and helps them expand the target clients to ATE vendors.
 
HPC chips becomes the semiconductor development trend. The percentage of on-chip memory area is expanding to 80% by 2020. The yield rate and the life of memory are the key points to conduct product competitiveness. iSTART-TEK points out that EDA tools can provide DMT (Dynamic Memory Test) function. In other words, HPC chips can activate the memory testing at any time to maintain the stability.

In term with the collaboration with ATE (Automatic Testing Equipment) vendors, they can utilize the customized error analysis solution to analyze the causes of errors on SoC swiftly. In addition, the current collaboration with the foundry vendor on Next Generation memory, the IP business on the manufacturing end is likely booming annually.
 
Currently, iSTART-TEK also discusses with some world-renowned cloud corporations about cloud adoption plans. The coverage of iSTART product is expected to widen on the way to support clients attaining the goal of OSS (One-Stop Shopping). The market anticipates that iSTART-TEK adopts the unique business model, IP plus EDA tools. In the initial stage, the revenue of EDA tools is much more outstanding. As the IP business is launched by the clients and in the mass production, it is foreseeable that the percentage of IP revenue will increase year by year.