Profile: Integrated Device Technology Inc (IDTI.OQ)
14 Mar 2014
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT), incorporated on June 10, 1987, designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of low-power mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the advanced communications, computing and consumer industries. The Company operates in the Communications segment and the Computing and Consumer segment. The Company offers communications solutions for customers within the enterprise, data center and wireless markets. Its computing products are designed specifically for storage and server applications and personal computers, while its consumer products focus on solutions for gaming consoles, set-top boxes, digital television (TV) and smart phones. In March 2013, the Company announced IDT has transferred the assets and design team of its smart metering IC product lines to Atmel Corp.
The Company through its system-level analog and digital innovation, it consistently deliver extraordinary value to its customers’ applications.The Company primarily market its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) through a variety of channels, including direct sales, distributors, electronic manufacturing suppliers (EMSs) and independent sales representatives.The Company offers a broad portfolio of essential semiconductor solutions, including integrated circuits (ICs) that allow data to be synchronized, processed and delivered in current and next-generation communications, computing and consumer applications.
The Communications segment includes clock and timing solutions, flow-control management devices including Serial RapidIO switching solutions, multi-port products, telecommunications products, high-speed static random access memory (SRAM), first in and first out (FIFOs), digital logic, high speed data converters, radio frequency (RF), and MEMS Oscillator solutions. Communication Timing Products were created for networking, communications (SONET/SDH), advanced computing (servers and workstations) and enterprise storage (SAN and NAS) applications, its communication clocks include high-performance and high-reliability frequency generation and clock distribution products enabling clock-tree development, clock synthesizers optimized for Freescale PowerQUICC processors, FemtoClock ultra-low jitter clock sources, Stratum-compliant jitter attenuation and frequency translation PLLs, surface acoustic wave (SAW) PLL communications modules, and voltage-controlled SAW oscillator modules. The Company is a provider of silicon timing solutions, offering a complete portfolio of products for clock generation, distribution, recovery and jitter attenuation to serve numerous computing, consumer and communications applications.
The Company’s family of Serial RapidIO products provides cost-effective solutions targeting wireless base station infrastructure applications; specifically, baseband processing solutions that utilize digital signal processing (DSP) clusters as well as radio card interface solutions utilizing the Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) industry standard. Its RapidIO switch family addresses the needs of switching data between multiple endpoints. These switches are ideal for central switch cards as well as baseband processing cards. The Serial Buffer family of devices provides all the necessary buffering and storage of data at full 10Gb line rates as well as parallel interfaces to enable the use of legacy components over a non-Serial RapidIO interface. The Functional InterConnect (FIC) devices offer low-cost connectivity between Serial RapidIO, CPRI, Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) and parallel interfaces. A Baseband-on-a-Card uTCA board with software and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) enable our customers to significantly improve their time-to-market. These Serial RapidIO solutions are also ideal for other DSP cluster applications, including video imaging, IPTV, medical and military applications.
Multi-Port Memory Products offer a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance multi-port memory products. Its portfolio consists of more than 150 types of asynchronous and synchronous dual-ports, tri-ports, four-ports and bank-switchable dual-ports. These devices are well-suited for wireless infrastructures, networking, storage, wireless handsets, high-speed image processing and multi-core computing, such as supercomputers.
Telecommunications Products offer a broad telecommunications semiconductor portfolio, including products for access and transport, TDM switching and voice processing. The Company produces a broad line of high-speed, industry-standard SRAMs that are used in communications and other markets. It offers a wide range of products from 16-Kilobit to 18-Megabit densities in synchronous and asynchronous architectures. The Company invented Zero Bus Turnaround (ZBT) technology, which has become the communications SRAM standard, and co-developed the quad data rate architecture (QDR).
The Company develops products and technologies to help designers solve inter-chip communications problems such as rate matching, data buffering, bus matching and data-priority managing. It provides a product portfolio with more than 350 synchronous, asynchronous and bi-directional FIFO offerings that address complex issues associated with high-performance networking applications, such as terabit routers, multi-service switching platforms, host bus adapters and wireless base stations.
Digital Logic Products provide fast CMOS TTL-compatible, low-voltage CMOS and advanced low-voltage CMOS, including a broad range of high-performance, 3.3-volt CMOS logic products. These products are developed for network switches and routers, wireless base stations, storage networks, servers and other applications.Data Converters offer a selection of high speed data converters with a variety of digital interfaces, including JESD204A and JEDS204B, as well as LVCMOS and LVDSDDR. IDT's high-speed digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) deliver analog converter performance with ultra-stable dynamic behavior across a broad temperature range.
RF Products offer high-performance and full-featured RF mixer and gain control products to complement its clocks and timing, RapidIO, data converters, and other devices from its communications portfolio. The RF signal path products include low-power, low-distortion radio frequency (RF) to intermediate frequency (IF) mixers, low-noise high-performance intermediate frequency (IF) variable gain amplifiers (VGA), and low-noise high-performance digital step attenuators (DSA). The Company’s MEMS Oscillator technology is transforming the frequency control market. It offers a portfolio of MEMS oscillators to meet the requirements of various applications.
Computing and Consumer Segment
The Computing and Consumer Segment includes clock generation and distribution products, high-performance server memory interfaces, PCI Express switching solutions, power management solutions, signal integrity products, and PC audio. Consumer and Computing Timing Products were optimized for digital consumer applications, such as video game consoles, set-top boxes (cable, satellite and Internet protocol (IP)/digital subscriber line (DSL)), digital TV and DVD recorders, its consumer clocks consist of custom and off-the-shelf solutions. Products include programmable timing devices that address in-system programming and test, clock redundancy and I/O translation. By directly enhancing design flexibility, portability and reliability, these products also reduce inventory and test costs. Its other consumer clocks include zero-delay buffers, clock synthesizers, voltage-controlled crystal oscillators and spread-spectrum clock generators.
The Company’s computing timing solutions offer a combination of features and high performance, enabling technologies, such as PCI Express, as well as registered and load reduced dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs). In addition, it provides customized clock solutions, offering optimized feature sets to meet the needs of specific motherboards. It offers the industry’s portfolio of computing timing solutions products for all generations of motherboards that are manufactured by Intel, Inc., Via Technologies, Inc., Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) Corporation and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Memory Interface Products offers register and PLL chipsets to meet the latest memory speed needs of server and workstation devices, including Single Data Rate (SDR), Double Data Rate (DDR), DDR2, DDR3, and DDR4 memory technology. The Company’s family of PCI Express switching solutions is aimed at high-performance server, storage, embedded and communications applications. It offers customers a complete integrated hardware/software development kit that includes evaluation boards, software drivers and a graphical user interface that enables complete system configuration and optimization. Its PCIe Gen1, Gen2 and Gen3 devices are optimized for I/O expansion system interconnects and inter-domain communications.
PCI Express Flash Controllers: IDT's family of NVMe compliant PCIe enterprise flash controllers boost the number of random I/O operations per second (IOPS) that a system can process, while concurrently reducing latency and power by eliminating the traditional storage infrastructure. Its power management portfolio includes the true single-chip Qi certified wireless power transmitter and Qi compliant wireless power receiver ICs, an expanding selection of power management integrated circuits (PMICs) including the embedded mixed-signal platform Intelligent System Power Solution, and the coolRAC high-efficiency rack-level system power solution.
IDT is the provider of power transmitter and receiver solutions for battery charging applications. Addressing all standards and technologies, its integrated and transmitter ICs are designed for use in wireless charging stations in homes, offices, libraries, stores, public waiting areas, airports and airplane seats. IDT's receiver ICs are targeted for use in portable devices and accessories. IDT develops solutions for both magnetic induction and magnetic resonance wireless power technologies.Its signal integrity products condition signals and help alleviate constraints in computing, storage and communications applications.
The Company's high-definition (HD) Audio codecs ensure that PCs and notebooks have the audio fidelity in the market. Its portfolio supports from 2 to 10 channels of audio along with advanced technologies, such as integrated digital microphone interface, modem interface, ADAT optical interface and more. The power optimization, high performance and its HD Audio codecs bring higher fidelity to media center and entertainment PCs. In addition, its graphical user interface (GUI) enables end users to visually experience the IDT brand while simplifying their control of the computer audio subsystem.
The Company competes with Analog Devices, Inc.; Cypress Semiconductor Corporation; Inphi Corporation; Linear Technology Corporation; Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.; Micrel Incorporated; Montage Technology; On Semiconductor Corporation; Pericom Semiconductor Corp.; PLX Technology Inc.; Realtek Semiconductor Corp; Silicon Laboratories Inc.; SiTime Corporation; Skyworks Solutions Inc., and Texas Instruments Inc..
Integrated Device Technology Inc
6024 Silver Creek Valley Road
SAN JOSE CA 95138