iSTART-TEK (TW: 6786) is the only provider of memory test and repair solution in Asia. Its main products include EDA tools and IPs (Intellectual Property). As demands for IC design grow in the market, iSTART-TEK will collaborate with the world-renowned cloud service corporations. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, iSTART-TEK’s EDA Cloud Service provides a more convenient memory tests and repair solution as well as one-stop shopping service to global clients.
iSTART-TEK emphasizes on creating a complete ecosyste. This involves starting from within the company and reaching out to various aspects including IC design, design service, IP, foundries, ATE and EDA cloud service, shaping the integral iSTART-TEK ecosystem.
iSTART-TEK also mentioned, since the work division of IC design development is much more specialized, many IC design companies also need services from IP, EDA or design service companies. After the design is completed, it enters outsourcing IC foundries, IC packaging and testing phases. Currently, iSTART-TEK would recommend memory IP suppliers or foundries using iSTART-TEK tools or IPs to the IC design companies for the use of memory test and repair circuit design.
In addition, IC design companies can utilize iSTART-TEK’s IPs or EDA tools to launch memory test and repair tasks. In the test phase, iSTART-TEK can provide their “quick memory diagnostic solutions” currently collaborating with the ATE (Automated Test Equipment) vendors to the clients.
iSTART-TEK will officially collaborate with the world-famous aloud service corporation in the second half of 2021, placing iSTART-TEK’s EDA tool, EZ-BIST (the lite version of the memory test solution) on the cloud to provide clients with fast and convenient EDA Cloud Services. Therefore, iSTART-TEK’s production capacity can be optimized and the sales in the market can be expanded rapidly.
iSTART-TEK also mentioned that in the future, via EDA cloud service, clients can complete many crucial tasks in the IC design process, including IP procurement, the outsourcing of the late-stage design service, selecting a foundry, choosing ATE, and so forth. Besides cost benefit and flexibility, the design process can be speeded up, product development time can be saved, and the need for the cross-field team collaboration in different regions can be realized. Overall speaking, the time-to-market can be accelerated. In brief, iSTART-TEK’s ecosystem can provide fast and complete “one-stop solutions” for all stages in the development of IC Design.