Arrow Electronics & Triad Semiconductor To Offer Mixed-Signal Via-Configurable Array ASICs

December 12, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

The North American Components business of Arrow Electronics, Inc. and Triad Semiconductor, Inc., a mixed-signal ASIC provider, announced that they will make Triad’s mixed-signal via-configurable array ASICs available through Arrow’s North American sales and design centers.

Arrow will provide technical sales and support and product logistics for Triad’s mixed-signal ASIC customers. Triad’s patent-pending approach is said to significantly reduce engineering labor and fabrication costs for high- performance ASIC designs, and to speed "time-to-prototype" by more than half a year.

"As designs become more highly integrated, many of our customers have been asking for mixed-signal ASIC support," said Chris Miller, Director of the Customer Logic Solutions Group of Arrow’s North America Components business. "Over the last 6 months, we’ve seen a significant interest in Triad’s technology. Customers appreciate how Triad has addressed their analog integration challenge with a competitive and flexible single-mask configurable technology. Customers are seeing the benefits with a lower NRE, faster time to production, along with the ability to make design changes quickly and inexpensively."

"Arrow is the ideal strategic design and distribution partner, with its outstanding design support and unparalleled reach to 40,000 customers throughout North America," said Lynn Hayden, CEO at Triad Semiconductor. "Our combined efforts short circuit the time, cost and risk associated with full-custom layout, letting companies in the medical, industrial, communications, sensor and other sectors achieve cost-effective, high-performance mixed-signal ASIC designs."