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First Google-Sponsored MPW Shuttle Launched at SkyWater with 40 Open Source Community Submitted Designs | Press Release

By April 6, 2021April 16th, 2021No Comments

Collaboration among SkyWater, Efabless and Google enables industry’s first open source ASICs

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. & SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SkyWater Technology, the trusted technology realization partner, and Efabless, a crowdsourcing design platform for custom silicon, today announced the first tapeout in a series of Google-sponsored open source multi-project wafer (MPW) shuttles, managed by Efabless and manufactured at SkyWater. In this partnership, open source designs were selected to be fabricated at no cost to designers. The design submission process was open for 30 days, generating 1700 downloads in the first two weeks and filling all 40 available slots. Additional designs will be accommodated starting in the next MPW shuttle run which is anticipated in mid-2021. The designs utilize SkyWater’s 130nm open process design kit which has been made publicly available.

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