The SkyWater definition of Design Enablement goes beyond a PDK and an IP book. We think about it more literally as product enablement with a high level of service. We approach the task of developing manufacturing processes for customer ideas with an open mind and think about what it will take to explore and develop these ideas into products that can be produced with high quality and at commercial volumes.

For many technologies we support these activities with traditional PDKs, IP resources and design partners. For the less mature technologies, we think of it as co-creating the future and it’s our Advanced Technology Services that free customers to pursue their ideas with a Trusted Innovation Partner to support the journey, onshore.

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Advanced Technology Services

SkyWater’s Advanced Technology Services enable exploration and development of technologies in a quality focused production environment which delivers a single-facility combination of fast, efficient learning and a straightforward ramp to volume which is highly differentiated from other labs and foundries. This collaborative approach facilitates co-creation of designs made possible by strengths of process and device teams and produces a performance and manufacturing optimized product.

Co-creating the future
of technology

Our TaaS model enables innovators with a rich portfolio of technology building blocks to provide capabilities for realizing disruptive ideas — with a high service level from a domestic, Trusted U.S.-owned technology foundry.

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Efabless chipIgnite program makes chip creation simple for $9,750

The program offers a rapid and affordable path to prototying and low-volume production without tools and deep expertise. It includes a pre-designed carrier chip and automated open source design flow from Efabless. SkyWater’s open source SKY130 is used to fabricate the chips with no custom tape out needed. For $9,750 startups, universities and research facilities have access to open source tools, with no legal agreements and the freedom to collaborate across teams and organizations.

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Design Enablement Tools

Proven Design Tools

  • PDK, DDK for 90nm and 130nm design rules
  • I/Os and standard cells for logic synthesis
  • Silicon proven IP – billions of devices made
  • IP ecosystem hosted in XENA cloud

MPW Programs

  • Prototype concepts with a fast feedback loop
  • Verify IP and characterize device performance
  • Regularly recurring shuttles available for 90 nm and 130 nm process flows
MPW Programs

SkyPort Customer Portal

We strive to enable our customers with convenient access to the data they need for planning development work and managing production wip.

  • Work in progress status by project
  • Manufacturing data access
  • Team document sharing
  • Secure access controlled by SkyWater
SkyPort Customer Portal

We collaborate with chip design and IP partners, process technology experts and external packaging & test partners to deliver a seamless, secure experience.

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