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Lightspeed Semiconductor - (2005)

Lightspeed is the technology leader in a new category of chip design – Structured Array. Lightspeed has developed and patented technology enabling Structured Arrays based on Standard Cells. This new technology is the result of 9 years of structured array research and development. Lightspeed's highly specialized and unique proprietary structured array EDA placement tools are a key factor in achieving density and performance close to that of full standard cell implementations. This technology significantly lowers development time and cost for chip companies for both ASICs and ASSPs. Lightspeed delivers embedded structured array technology for ASSP as well as metal programmable IO and other IP for complete structured ASIC solutions with the advantages of optional AutoTest.

  • editor's comments:- Lightspeed Semiconductor had secured over $50 million worth of VC funding by June 2000. The company is no longer in business.
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