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24 Years of Successful ASIC Design

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GarField/Matrics is a fully independent fabless silicon design house and semiconductor supplier. We offer a full custom analogue design and layout service and we use a range of foundries. We also offer ASIC and FPGA design from specification to layout right through to fabrication, test and supply of the final product. Our markets are diverse and include industrial, consumer, avionics, space.

With a wealth of high quality design experience, we have developed an extensive range of silicon proven custom IP blocks from PLLs to complete product designs. GarField/Matrics has particular niche skills in several areas including RFID tags and readers and OLED and LCOS microdisplay chips. We have designs in very high volume production such as a Household Appliance Management System ASIC. We also offer an in-house silicon prototyping de-bug service.

GarField/Matrics has a reputation for technical excellence with both our customers and suppliers. We have a very strong, dedicated team of engineers capable of engaging with our customers at all levels. Added to this is our experience with silicon vendors and EDA tool manufacturers. We provide our customers a qualified route to turn ideas and designs into silicon on time, within budget and at minimal risk.


Notable Points:

  • Over 24 years designing and supplying silicon chips - our Total Silicon Solution

  • Designs completed on 28nm technology

  • Over 35 designs completed on 0.18┬Ám technologies and below

  • Many mixed signal designs completed

  • Approved design house and supplier for several major foundries

  • UK based design team


Aug 2014: Expansion of current offices in Stroud, UK.

Jun 2014: Garfield/Matrics take on their first Student; Alex Rayner.

Apr 2014: Working samples of sensor device now functioning at 25micron thickness.

Jan 2014: Featured in sunday telegraph on 'future electronics'.

Jan 2014: Mike Parker joins as project manager.

Dec 2013: Safran provide design & supplier of IC certification.

Nov 2013: GarField/Matrics is ISO 9001:2008 re-certified.

Sep 2013: Further expansion in design tool capabilities from industry standard suppliers.

Jul 2013: Daniel Bayliss joins as senior digital designer.

Jun 2013: UTC Aerospace Systems provide design & supplier of IC certification.

May 2013: Dr. Steve Morris presents paper on medical electronics at Oxford symposium.

Apr 2013: Attended TSMC symposium.

Feb 2013: Sign joint-development agreement with large Japanese company to develop complex imaging device.

Dec 2012: Attended NMI awards ceremony.

Nov 2012: GarField/Matrics is ISO 9001:2008 re-certified.

Jun 2012: See us at the TSMC Symposium on the 19 June in Amsterdam.

Apr 2012: Dr. Steve Morris joins GarField/Matrics to develop medical and low power applications, having spent many years developing products for the medical industry. Steve joins us from Broadcom where he headed up the design team. He has held similar posts previously with Plessey, Dialog, Zarlink and Nanotech.

Mar 2012: GarField/Matrics completes designs on 28nm technology for major customer.

Nov 2011: GarField/Matrics is ISO 9001:2008 re-certified.

Oct 2011: GarField/Matrics has article and advert printed in Sunday Telegraph.

Mar 2011: Micross Components & Services Division and GarField announce the formation of a Strategic Alliance.

Nov 2010: GarField is an approved AEC supplier.

Nov 2010: GarField/Matrics is ISO 9001:2008 re-certified.

Jul 2010: Austriamicrosystems and GarField/Matrics establish technical partnership for the support and development of a range of products to support key markets.

Jul 2010: GarField/Matrics signs major hi-reliability project for an advanced GPS system for a large multi-national company.

Jun 2010: GarField/Matrics attends annual GSM conference and presents an overview of its IP to a group of interested parties.

Apr 2010: Analogue Designer Dr. Phil Daniell joins GarField/Matrics.

Jan 2010: GarField/Matrics is now represented by Solution in Silicon.

Dec 2009: GarField/Matrics completes designs on 40nm technology for major customer.

Nov 2009: GarField/Matrics is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

Nov 2009: GarField/Matrics has local design support in Scotland.

Jul 2009: GarField/Matrics adopts Cadence Analogue Design Tools.

Jun 2009: GarField/Matrics moves to new custom fitted offices in Woodchester Mill, Stroud, Gloucestershire.


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One of the UK's leading independent digital Integrated Circuit implementation and silicon supply companies


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Thanks to our high design process standards and audits, we have received our ISO 9001 certification