SEMIFIVE announces acquisition of Analog Bits

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SEMIFIVE, a pioneer of platform-based custom silicon solutions, has announced the acquisition of Analog Bits, a provider of low-power mixed-signal IP (Intellectual Property) solutions.

This acquisition will help to better position SEMIFIVE as it looks to expand its capabilities and portfolio which will now include design IP which is an essential component of designing system-on-chips (SoC).

This is SEMIFIVE’s first overseas acquisition after completed acquisitions of Hanatec, Sesol Semiconductor and Dahsim in Korea where it is headquartered.

“We are rapidly executing our growth strategy,” said Brandon Cho, CEO and founder of SEMIFIVE. “Analog Bits has a solid track record of developing and delivering differentiated and high-quality mixed signal IP addressing multiple market segments on various process technologies down to 3nm. This latest acquisition affirms our vision to provide more enabling technologies with differentiated values to any industry players who wants access to custom silicon.”

“The custom SoC and IP markets are growing faster than ever. Having the combined global talents and assets will enable us to elevate our service to customers and partners while enhancing overall IP roadmap and portfolio,” explained Alan Rogers, President and CTO of Analog Bits. “Analog Bits will bring experience and capability of every leading-edge fab to the SEMIFIVE group, allowing us to serve our customers with a greater breadth of offering.”

SEMIFIVE’s SoC platform approach aims to significantly reduce chip development costs, schedule and risks, and enables more diverse industry players to innovate and compete.

Design platforms for AI inference and AIoT applications are currently available with multiple customer adopters and SEMIFIVE is adding a high-performance compute platform to its SoC platform roadmap.

Now with a team of over 350 after the acquisition, SEMIFIVE continues to expand its worldwide presence with offices in Korea, United States, India and Vietnam.