iSTART-TEK (iSTART, TW-6786), the only leading developer in memory testing and repairing technology in Asia, announced intensive cooperation with M31 Technology (M31, TW-6643), professional Intellectual Property (IP) supplier, on 30th November 2020. The cooperation enables embedded memory compiler of M31 to support the memory configuration file of iSTART ’s memory testing and repairing circuit development tool, START™ v2.
M31 has always been a close cooperation partner of iSTART. Through this new cooperation, M31 generates corresponding information of memory testing and repairing circuits on its memory configuration file, which can be applied in EDA tool of iSTART, START™ v2. It dramatically improves the efficiency of memory testing and repairing circuits in the design of High Performance Computing (HPC) related system for joint customers via fewer settings and more automatic processes.
This cooperation is the starting point for more intensive cooperation between iSTART and M31 on embedded memory, in respond to the increasing memory proportion of HPC’s chips and the challenge of advanced manufacturing processes. The cooperation in next-generation memory, including of testing, diagnosis and repair, will be coming soon. With this more complete integrating solutions for embedded memory, iSTART believed that it more meet joint customers’ requirements in the highly competitive HPC-related chip market to improve chips’ quality, reliability, and cost control.
Established in October 2011, M31 Technology, a professional Silicon Intellectual Property developer, is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan. It has a very strong R&D and service team that integrates silicon intellectual property, integrated circuit design and senior work experiences in design automation. Its main products include high-speed interface silicon intellectual property design such as SerDes, USB, PCIe, MIPI, SATA, etc., as well as basic silicon intellectual property such as cell library design, memory design, and electrostatic discharge input/output library (ESD IO library). The vision of M31 is to become the most trusted silicon intellectual property company in the semiconductor industry.