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True Circuits

4300 El Camino Real, Suite 200
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 949-3400
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President/COO/Operations: John Maneatis (04/14/2006)
Former Employees: Andrew N. Karanicolas


Business description: True Circuits develops and markets a broad range of Phase-Locked Loops (PLLs), Delay-Locked Loops (DLLs), and other mixed-signal designs for integrated circuits for the semiconductor, systems and electronics industries. The company was founded in 1998 by Dr. John G. Maneatis, world renowned for his innovative PLL designs. TCI built its reputation on providing quality full-custom PLLs, DLLs, and other mixed-signal designs to the world's most demanding customers. TCI continues to provide this custom service to those who require it. To help customers with less specialized needs reduce costs and turnaround time, TCI now offers a large family of standardized PLL and DLL hard macros that spans nearly all performance points and features typically requested by ASIC, ASSP, and SoC customers. These hard macros are available for immediate delivery in a range of frequencies, multiplication factors and other options in 0.09um through 0.25um CMOS processes of TI, TSMC and UMC. For customers with more specialized needs, TCI's advanced characterization and porting technology, as well as our robust state-of-the-art circuits and proven design methodology allow us to provide our customers with leading-edge PLL and DLL hard macros in a variety of process technologies quickly and reliably. The licensing terms for our standardized and custom hard macros do not involve royalty payments.
Customers include: Icera
Partners include: Applied Micro CircuitsARMeMotionLeopard LogicNECOak TechnologyParama NetworksTexas InstrumentsUbicom;  Amos Technologies;  ATI Technologies;  The LogicWorks

Ownership: Private  

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Record updated: Dec 2006
Sector: Semiconductor
Ownership: Private