The Silicon Valley Technology Center (SVTC) gives startup and established companies the opportunity to develop and characterize their silicon-based technologies cost-effectively, accelerating time-to-revenue. Customers of Cypress Semiconductor's facility will have access to the company's 65-nm state-of-the-art R&D fab in Silicon Valley. They also will be able to take advantage of Cypress' 20+ years of technology development and design experience, state-of-the-art equipment, a broad process-module library, and 22 years of established R&D infrastructure.
Customers will be able to use the SVTC's process and materials expertise to develop novel silicon technology for ICs, microelectromechanical systems, and applications incorporating new nanotechnology and biotechnology processes. The Tech Center provides fab activities on state-of-the-art equipment in a secure environment (to protect intellectual property). The SVTC also offers best practices in fab process engineering, statistical process control, failure analysis, and design-for-manufacturing methodologies. It aims to expand its business model and duplicate successes it had with early customers, such as Matrix Semiconductor, which produces a 3D, high-density, low-cost, nonvolatile memory. Matrix used SVTC to develop the 3D structure before transferring it to a foundry for volume manufacturing.Cypress Semiconductor Corp.