IMEC - Miniasic

 

 

 

Considering:

  • Brazil has several incentive programs for the stimulation of ASIC design and has set up several design houses

  • Design houses need experienced IC designers

  • Through the IC-Brazil Program several hundred designers have been trained and employed by the design houses

  • Before entering the IC-Brazil Program and/or job market it would be beneficial if students at Undergraduate, Master and PhD level could have the chance to design small ICs and have them fabricated and tested

Imec Brazil would like to contribute to the growth of the IC ecosystem in Brazil by offering some free IC fabrication to Brazilian universities on Europractice mini@sic runs (www.europractice-ic.com).

 

Fig 1 Mini@sic concept – one part of the total chip area

 

In 2017 Imec Brazil offers 5 free seats on mini@asic (see concept at figure 1) MPW runs under next conditions and following successful experience since its launch in 2013. A total of 14 designs were supported until now.

  • Technology TSMC 0.18u MS/RF

  • On scheduled mini@sic runs: March and September 2017

  • Maximum design area of a seat: 1660 x 1660 microns

  • Delivery: free samples (dies), maximum 40

  • Packaging: free up to 500 euro

     

Who can apply?

  • Professors at Brazilian universities

  • For non-funded Master or PhD student designs

  • More application can be submitted, but maximum 1 design per university can be approved for free fabrication

     

 How to apply?

  • There are two deadlines for proposal submissions: 1 December 2016 and 1 May 2017, for tape out in March and September 2017 respectively (more details at www.europractice-ic.com and http://www.europractice-ic.com/IMEC_Brazil_free_IC_fabrication_NEW).

  • Submit application form (available at site above) to O endereço de e-mail address está sendo protegido de spambots. Você precisa ativar o JavaScript enabled para vê-lo.

  • Imec will inform about the selection within 3 weeks after the submission deadlines

 

Design Selection Committee:

  • Name indicated by SBMicro: Frank Sill Torres

  • Name indicated by IC-Brazil: Hamilton Klimach

  • Imec Brazil: Jacobus Swart

     

 

 

Free IC Fabrication mini@sic Program

For Brazilian universities

 

List of fabricated* mini@sic’s

Tittle

Institution

Year

RF circuits: oscillator and LC tuner V1

 

UFSC

2014

Design of a Passive RFID Tag for 13,56MHz

UnB

2014

Digital read-out circuit (ROIC) for mid-infrared photodetectors

IF-USP

2014

Study of the non-classical gate layouts for MOSFETs

FEI

2015

Simple SoC (SSoC)

PUC-RS

2015

Analog and RFID circuits

EPUSP

2015

RF circuits: oscillator and LC tuner V2

 

UFSC

2015

SoC HF-Microcontroller with cryptography

PUC-RS

2016

Fully Integrated Class J Power Amplifier for IEEE 802.11g/n

UFRGS

2016

A New Topology for Bio-potential Amplifiers with Unconventional Gate Geometries

FEI

2016

Analog and RF IP Blocks

EESC/USP

2016*

Bouncing Pixels for Lab-on-Chip and Infrared applications

UFMG

2016

High performance operational amplifier (OpAmp) and High-speed digital buffers

ITA

2016

Sigma-Delta modulator, OPAMP and Bandgap reference

UNIPAMPA

2016