Background Information

How do microchips operate and how are they being designed

    An introduction to microelectronics for a broader audience

The microelectronics industry in Switzerland

    A brief directory of semiconductor manufacturers, fabless vendors of ASICs, VLSI design houses, equipment manufacturers, and EDA software industry in Switzerland.

IC digital design flow (simplified)

    A graph of the typical digital design flow indicats the tasks to be performed and the tools to be empolyed.

ASIC Cost Estimator

    Excel spreadsheet for cost estimation of ASICs and PLDs produced in industrial quantities.

The IIS Chip Gallery

    Gallery with Integrated circuits designed at the Integrated systems laboratory of ETH Zurich.

PCB market Switzerland

    A brief directory of PCB based service providers with production in Switzerland and a short recapitulation of requirements to make an order.