Kawasaki Microelectronics (K-Micro) is the leader in advanced yet affordable ASIC semiconductor technology solutions. K-Micro is a top-15 ASIC/SoC vendor and also the fastest growing top-15 ASIC/SoC vendor (source: Gartner Dataquest, March 2004).
The company’s strategic plan is to focus on its core competencies and work with partners for other items. By focusing on its core competencies, the company believes it is more cost-effective and nimble than all-in-one ASIC vendors. The company’s core competencies include:
- Physical ASIC design, including intellectual property (IP) integration
- Full custom IP development, including SerDes
- Quality and Reliability
- Management of outsource partners.
K-Micro has a broad portfolio of system-level IP, including SerDes, IEEE 802.11a-j, MPEG-4, USB 2.0, Serial ATA, PCI-Express, and processors from ARM and MIPS. The company’s target markets include consumer electronics, computer, office-automation, networking, wireless, and electronic-storage markets. K-Micro has design centers in Boston, San Jose, Taipei, and Tokyo.