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Posted: Dec 13, 2011

HiSilicon Licenses eSilicon's 40nm Silicon-Proven TCAMs for High-Performance Network Chips

(Nanowerk News) eSilicon Corporation, the largest independent semiconductor value chain producer (VCP), announced today that HiSilicon Technologies Co., Ltd. has licensed eSilicon's silicon-proven 40nm ternary content-addressable memory (TCAM) macros for its next generation of high-performance network-application ASICs. HiSilicon, founded by Huawei in 1991, is a leading semiconductor design company in the communications and consumer electronics markets. HiSilicon has established end-to-end advantages in fixed network, wireless network, digital media and wireless terminals. In the digital media field, HiSilicon provides a complete portfolio of SoCs and solutions for DVB, IPTV, surveillance and smart phones.
Networking customers have been using eSilicon's eFlexCAM™ (embedded TCAM) macros for over 10 years to help them meet the demand for wire-speed packet processing, access control lists and other requirements of high-bandwidth delivery.
eSilicon offers a broad range of silicon-proven, feature-rich, high-performance, high-density embedded CAM compilers. eSilicon's eFlexCAM compilers provide high-efficiency, cost-effective solutions for applications such as network search engines, cache for network processors, quality of service (QoS) services, classifications, Ethernet, ATM switches and other networking applications. Silicon-proven search speeds exceed 740 million searches per second (MSPS) for the 40nm TCAM, and search speeds for the 28nm TCAM have been simulated to exceed 850 MSPS.
"HiSilicon is a long-term strategic partner. They are working on the leading edge of high-performance chips, which pushes us to work at the leading edge to define next-generation TCAMs," said Davis Wang, vice president of Asia sales for eSilicon. "Our ability to customize IP allows our customers to target the sweet spot of power, performance, area and yield for their applications. eSilicon's IP solutions group is committed to delivering differentiating semiconductor IP to the ASIC community."
eSilicon's silicon-proven TCAM macros are now available at 40nm on leading foundry processes. Customers can license one or more configurations of TCAM instances generated by the eFlexCAM™ compiler. eSilicon also offers custom TCAM instances to meet customers' specific performance, power, area and yield targets. For a data sheet or information on custom memory IP, please contact us at
About Value Chain Producers
A value chain producer (VCP) is a company that collaborates with foundries, IP and service providers, EDA suppliers, and package, assembly and test operations in designing and producing chips for fabless IC, IDM and OEM companies. VCPs optimize the economics of customer value chains and enable customers to focus on their product differentiation and market growth.
About eSilicon
eSilicon, the largest independent semiconductor VCP, delivers ASICs to OEMs and fabless semiconductor companies through a fast, flexible, lower-risk path to volume production by deploying its comprehensive suite of design-through-manufacturing services and custom IP offerings. eSilicon serves a wide variety of markets including the communications, computer, consumer and industrial segments.
Source: eSilicon (press release)
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