Sarnoff Europe takes a new name and makes a new beginning. Effective June 26, 2009 a management buy-out took place. Sarnoff Europe is now SOFICS, Solutions for ICs.
SOFICS offers on-chip ESD Design Solutions for nano, standard and HV CMOS processes. SOFICS is both a TSMC Design Center Alliance (DCA) and UMC IP Alliance Partner, and also collaborates with Tower Semiconductor for advanced ESD solutions.
SOFICS licenses ESD protections that are product proven from 0.5um to 40nm technology under the TakeCharge brand name. The solutions complement the public, foundry or customer owned protection solutions and focus on High ESD performance, advanced low capacitive clamps and low leakage approaches.
TakeCharge ESD IP is included into more than 500 mass produced IC's for a broad range of IDM, fabless and foundry partners.