28Gbps SerDes IP Now Available on UMC's 28HPC Process

United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303), a global semiconductor foundry, and Faraday Technology Corporation (TWSE: 3035), an ASIC design service and IP provider, have announced that Faraday´s 28Gbps programmable SerDes PHY is now available on UMC´s 28HPC process technology, the company said.

UMC´s 28HPC process stands out as an easy-to-adopt platform to realize high-speed interface designs; thus this 28nm 28G SerDes can significantly shorten chip design cycle times to more readily enable the infrastructure for 100G Ethernet, PCIe 4.0, 5G, and most xPON applications.

This CEI-25G-LR compliant SerDes solution comes with a programmable architecture that supports data rates of up to 25Gbps across long-reach channels. Additionally, it supports multiple protocol standards, including 25G/100G Ethernet, PCIe Gen1-4, and JESD204B/C. The IP is also the only 28G SerDes solution to support xPON applications in the industry.

UMC is a global semiconductor foundry. The company provides high quality IC production with a focus on both logic and specialty technologies to serve every major sector of the electronics industry. For more information, visit: http://www.umc.com.

Faraday Technology is an ASIC design service and IP provider, certificated to ISO 9001 and ISO 26262. The broad silicon IP portfolio includes I/O, Cell Library, Memory Compiler, ARM-compliant CPUs, LPDDR4/4X, DDR4/3, MIPI D-PHY, V-by-One, USB 3.1/2.0, 10/100 Ethernet, Giga Ethernet, SATA3/2, PCIe Gen4/3, and 28G programmable SerDes, etc. Headquartered in Taiwan, Faraday has service and support offices around the world, including the US, Japan, and China. For more information, visit www.faraday-tech.com or follow Faraday on LinkedIn.