Custom Silicon

  • Leading-edge Process nodes: 3nm, 5nm, 7nm
  • Comprehensive IP Portfolio 1Gb to 224G high-performance SerDes, DDRx, HBM, Ethernet, PCIe, UCIe
  • Optimized compute subsystems through Arm Total Design
  • Advanced 2.5G packaging to support heterogenous designs
  • Proven design methodology enabling from Customer Specification-to-Silicon manufacturing

The Era of Specialized Silicon

Custom silicon offers significant advantages for Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled applications, compared to using off-the-shelf general-purpose chips. Here are some key benefits:


  • Targeted optimization: Custom silicon can be precisely tailored to the specific needs of an AI algorithm or application, leading to significant performance improvements. This can include faster processing speeds, lower latency, and higher accuracy.
  • Hardware-software co-design: By designing both the hardware and software together, you can create a tightly integrated system that optimizes performance and efficiency.

Power efficiency:

  • Reduced energy consumption: Custom silicon can be designed to be more power-efficient than general-purpose chips, which is crucial for battery-powered devices and for reducing data center energy costs.
  • Specialized accelerators: Dedicated hardware accelerators can be implemented for specific AI tasks, like matrix multiplication or convolution, to significantly boost performance while reducing energy consumption.

Flexibility and innovation:

  • Unique features: Custom silicon allows you to implement unique features and functionalities that are not available in off-the-shelf chips, giving you a competitive edge.
  • Specialized innovation:  You can differentiate your system and accelerate your AI architecture with hardware-based acceleration.

Other advantages:

  • Cost-effectiveness: While the initial development cost of custom silicon can be high, it can be more cost-effective than using many general-purpose chips in the long run, especially for high-volume applications.
  • Security: Custom silicon can be designed with enhanced security features, such as hardware encryption and tamper resistance, which is important for protecting sensitive data and algorithms.

Custom silicon can be a powerful tool for unlocking the full potential of AI-enabled applications.

Accelerating Workloads with Silicon

Accelerating workloads with silicon in key market segments enables the development of high-performance, power-efficient systems that can meet the demands of modern computing applications. Custom ASICs with specialized accelerators are tailored to optimize specific tasks, contributing to advancements in key industries.



Data Center



Alphawave Semi also offers silicon solutions for 5G Infrastructure, Video/Audio, Medical Imaging, Test & Measurement Equipment, Military/Aerospace, and more.

Composable SoC Subsystems

Composable SoC

Alphawave Semi has a broad selection of leading-edge IP controller blocks and interfaces to which you can add your own custom accelerator, interface, or security IP.  For CPU subsystems, we have collaborated with Arm as part of the Arm Total Design ecosystem based on Arm Neoverse Compute Subsystems (CSS) for faster development time with lower risk.

Team with Alphawave Semi

Work as much or as little as you like with our experts to realize your custom silicon idea to fruition. With our end-to-end expertise spanning design to manufacturing of domain-optimized SoCs, we are uniquely positioned to team with you to deliver high quality custom silicon in advanced nodes down to 3nm.