System Custom Silicon Development

System custom silicon process

System Custom Silicon Development

In this video, I explain the system custom silicon development process focusing only on the schedule interactions and phases of the process.

In the highly competitive electronics market, top electronics companies choose to develop custom silicon internally and with supplier partnerships to obtain substantial benefits in performance, size, IP protection and cost reduction. System custom silicon is developed in parallel to the system it’s targeted for, and therefore requires extremely tight deadlines to be met, with high quality silicon such that system milestones are met, and therefore requires the system company to have silicon experts on its side ensuring the suppliers are developing the ICs in the most professional manner. AI companies are pioneering new silicon architectures which makes them especially sensitive to developing custom silicon and to mitigating the risks that come with this approach, so they can ship their system first and win in the marketplace. This presentation will touch on the basics needed to drive system custom silicon in the most effective and efficient manner possible for a fast paced demanding market.


Custom system silicon when done with the assistance of silicon experts puts the system company in control of its own destiny. Hiring silicon experts full time at your company may not be reasonable due to insufficient continuous work for them, and that is why provides you a solution so that you can engage with chip suppliers on custom silicon programs and mitigate all the risks listed above. When purchasing catalog parts for your system, unless you perform similar due diligence to what is described above, you’re trusting but not verifying that your components will be of good quality and not likely to cause yield or other issues when you go to production in high volumes.

Developing custom silicon can have huge benefits from an economic, engineering and market perspective for system companies, but it takes a structured and detailed approach to ensure proper take off and a successful landing. Don’t hesitate to contact us at for any further questions, or help you may require.

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