iSTART-TEK (iSTART, TW-6786), a leading developer in memory testing and repairing technology, announced that SILEAD INC. (SILEAD) adopts STARTTM, an integrated circuit development environment for memory testing and repairing, in its touch chip design. Moreover, STARTTM features various testing algorithms, hardware sharing architecture, and graphical user interface (GUI) to reduce design and testing cost and to accurate time-to-market, which meets customers’ requirements of cost and product reliability.
According to the global fingerprint recognition chip market tracking and forecast report of Sigmaintell, Global fingerprint chip production had reached 990 million in 2019, and SILEAD ranked the fifth in the global fingerprint market. Additionally, Vicky Lee, Sr. Director of iSTART Sales Department indicated “SILEAD has been a leading company in the fingerprint recognition market for many years and has the best market performance. Furthermore, iSTART provides easier usage mode, faster tool effectiveness, and lower cost memory testing circuits, which is optimized to SILEAD. It not only dramatically improves the yield rate in product design, which improves industry competitiveness. Also, its automatize functions and friendly interface significantly decrease testing cost and time-to-market.”
SILEAD was founded in 2010 by Mr. Chen, a leading entrepreneur from Silicon Valley and a student graduated from Tsinghua University. Its R&D headquarters is in Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Shanghai, which is a nationally recognized high-tech enterprise. The company has branches in Shenzhen, Beijing, Taiwan, and has more than 200 employees, of which more than 80% are R&D personnel.
In addition, SILEAD has been focused on independent technological innovation of new generation mobile smart terminal biosensing technology. In 2011, it launched the first self-developed multi-touch chip, GSL1680. In 2012, it created the first single-layer multi-touch chip in China, GSL1688, and then became the market leader occupying 70% of the domestic flat panel development market with mature multi-touch chip technology and solutions. In 2014, it developed the first push-type fingerprint recognition sensor in China, GSL6162, and integrated solutions. Further, it continues to customize high-performance, low-power biometric sensor chips, and system solutions with advanced technological innovation, as well as provides instant and excellent technical support with a professional and efficient team.
SILEAD continuously expands its business to the global market to become a world-class biosensing technology company in the foreseeable future. At present, it has more than 20 world-renowned brand customers, and smart terminals adopting SILEAD’s microbial identification chip solution have been distributed in Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, South America and other countries and regions. In the end, in 2016, it had become the top three suppliers in the global fingerprint market.