Silicon Creations’ PLL Technology Contributes to the First 7nm Mass Production Mining Chip

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Silicon
Creations
, a leading supplier of high-performance analog and
mixed-signal intellectual property (IP), announced that its phase-locked
loop (PLL) technology has been deployed in Canaan Creative’s 7nm mining
chip.

Canaan,
the leader in offering blockchain hardware and software solutions and
designing ASIC chips announced in
August 2018 that they had started selling their new AvalonminerA9
product based on their 7nm chips which are mass produced at TSMC.
Canaan’s chips are known as the global leader in blockchain repetitive
computing.

“We congratulate Canaan on this ground-breaking chip and are proud to be
part of Canaan’s success,” said Andrew Cole, vice president at Silicon
Creations. “We’ve now provided PLLs for both their 7nm and 16nm Miner
chips, and look forward to continuing to provide PLL technology to
Canaan to help them maintain their technology leadership position as
their products evolve.”

Silicon Creations produces a wide range of PLLs for most advanced
process nodes. These include general-purpose Fractional-N PLLs, IoT PLLs
with 32kHz RTC reference clock, Low-area Core voltage PLLs and Deskew
PLLs for DDR interfaces. The company’s PLLs are used in almost every
vertical market and are an excellent choice for smart phones,
battery-operated products, networking chips, energy-efficient and IoT
chips, portable audio, set-top boxes, flat panel displays,
high-performance computing, and mass storage.

“Silicon Creations provided high quality verified PLL IP on the dates
promised and with excellent customer support,” said Mark Wu, VP of
Technology at Canaan Creative. “This collaboration allowed us to
maintain a tight production schedule and meet our target specifications
on performance and power. We’re delighted the PLL worked as promised
with first silicon.”

About Silicon Creations

Silicon Creations is focused on providing world-class silicon
intellectual property (IP) for precision and general-purpose timing
PLLs, SerDes and high-speed differential I/Os. Silicon Creations’ IP is
proven from 7- to 180-nanometer process technologies. With a complete
commitment to customer success, its IP has an excellent record of first
silicon to mass production in customer designs. Silicon Creations,
founded in 2006, is self-funded and growing. The company has development
centers in Atlanta, Ga., and Krakow, Poland, and worldwide sales
representation. For more information, visit www.siliconcr.com.

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Contacts

Michelle Clancy, Cayenne Communication, +1-415-682-4552
michelle.clancy@cayennecom.com