Sunday, October 31st, 2010
IP Offering Delivers High-Performance ASIC Building Blocks

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - October 28, 2010) - eSilicon Corporation, the largest independent semiconductor Value Chain Producer (VCP), today announced the availability of production-proven eFlex(tm) content-addressable memory (CAM) cores and eFlexCAM(tm) compilers, developed to support applications such as network switches, routers, gateways, firewalls and web servers.

CAMs provide ultra-high-speed table-lookup functionality that is critical for high-speed searches required for packet processing in communications applications. While binary CAMs (BCAMs) are useful in applications that require matching an exact pattern in the table, ternary CAMs (TCAMs) are useful in applications that require multi-dimensional matching with wildcards.

To address this important market need, eSilicon offers various CAM cores and CAM compilers. Currently available eFlexCAM cores include silicon-proven BCAMs and TCAMs on process nodes ranging from 180nm through 40nm. Also available is an eFlexCAM front-end kit for customers to start implementing their 28nm designs. Customers can also use eFlexCAM compilers to optimize the CAM cores for their specific needs by selecting only features needed for their specific applications. Priority encoding, redundancy and at-speed BIST features are options that are always available with the CAM cores.

"It's exciting to be able to exceed customer expectations through our established, well-received products and services, combined with highly specialized yet flexible IP memory cores that deliver the high-performance needed in our customers' end products," said Duytan Tran, president of SDS and vice president of the SDS business unit at eSilicon.

"Through our product and services offering from our SDS business unit, eSilicon now delivers more value to our OEM and FSC customers by enabling them to implement even higher-performance ASICs/ASSPs than were possible before," said Patrick Soheili, vice president of marketing and business development at eSilicon.

Please contact us at [email protected] to learn more about how eSilicon can support your CAM IP and/or ASIC/ASSP needs.

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Value Chain Producer

A Value Chain Producer (VCP) is a company that collaborates with foundries, IP and service providers, EDA suppliers, 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. A VCP earns revenue by shipping packaged, tested products with the customers' logo. The term was created by eSilicon and was adopted by the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) as a new category in October 2009.

About eSilicon
eSilicon, the largest independent semiconductor Value Chain Producer (VCP), provides a comprehensive suite of design, productization and manufacturing services, enabling a flexible, low-cost, lower-risk path to volume chip production. The company delivers application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) to system original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and fabless semiconductor companies (FSCs) who serve a wide variety of markets including the consumer, computer, communications and industrial segments. eSilicon - Enabling Your Silicon Success(tm). For more information, please visit

eSilicon is a registered trademark, and the eSilicon logo, eFlex, eFlexCAM and Enabling Your Silicon Success are trademarks of eSilicon Corporation. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information, please send email to

Sally Slemons
eSilicon Corporation
Marketing Communications Manager
E-mail: [email protected]
Susan Cain, Cain Communications
P: 503-538-2747


binary CAMs (BCAMs) are useful in applications that require matching an exact pattern in the table, ternary CAMs (TCAMs) are useful in applications that require multi-dimensional matching with wildcards.



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