Alphawave IP Announces Availability of Two New Interconnect IP Products in TSMC Advanced Processes

New products expand and extend Alphawave technology leadership in chiplets and optical solutions

LONDON, United Kingdom, and TORONTO, Ontario, Canada June 13, 2022 –Alphawave IP (LN:AWE), a global leader in high-speed connectivity for the world’s technology infrastructure, is pleased to announce availability of two new Interconnect IP’s to their product portfolio. AresCORE16 is a Die-to-Die parallel interface that further extends Alphawave’s chiplet leadership by enabling a new generation of chiplet products. OptiCORE100 is a 112Gbps PAM4 optical Serialiser-Deserialiser (“SerDes”) that enables direct drive of optics and includes advanced DSP techniques for receiving optical waveforms.

Tony Pialis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alphawave stated, “The addition of AresCORE16 and OptiCORE100 bring very exciting new opportunities for Alphawave IP to continue to help our customers solve the increasingly complicated connectivity challenges. AresCORE16 Die-to-Die IP is a key connectivity technology that enables the future of 2.5D and 3D packaging for the emerging chiplet market and supports new and emerging standards, such as Universal Chip Interconnect Express (UCIe), Bunch of Wires (BOW), Open High Bandwidth Interconnect (OpenHBI), and others for Die-To-Die (D2D) interfaces. OptiCORE100 solves the unique challenges of electrical to optical communications in marketing leading power, performance, and area. Optical and chiplet interface IPs are critical to deliver next generation connectivity within our data centers.”

Tony Chan Carusone, Chief Technology Officer of Alphawave stated, “All of our silicon IPs leverage the power of Digital Signal Processing (“DSP”), which makes high performance connectivity much more reliable at very high speeds like 224Gbps and beyond. We constantly push the barrier of performance, power and silicon area with our connectivity IPs, and by leveraging our advanced DSP architectures, we can deliver the maximum benefits to our customers on leading edge TSMC N7, N5, N4, and N3 processes.”

Alphawave IP’s portfolio of connectivity IPs, including PCIe Gen6, CXL 3.0 and 800G Ethernet PHYs, are available for licensing and delivery now on TSMC N12, N7, N6, N5, N4 and N3 processes. Alphawave IP’s newest IP offerings, AresCORE16 and OptiCORE100 are available now for design starts on TSMC N5 and N4 processes.

About Alphawave IP

Faced with the exponential growth of data, Alphawave’s technology services a critical need: enabling data to travel faster, more reliably and with higher performance at lower power. Alphawave is a global leader in high-speed connectivity for the world’s technology infrastructure. Our IP solutions, therefore, meet the needs of global tier-one customers in data centers, compute, networking, AI, 5G, autonomous vehicles, and storage.  Founded in Toronto, Canada in 2017, by an expert technical team with a proven track record in licensing semiconductor IP, our mission is to focus on the hardest-to-solve connectivity challenges. To find out more about Alphawave IP, visit:


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