QuickLogic and YorChip partner to develop low-power, low-cost UCIe FPGA chiplets

QuickLogic a developer of embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP, ruggedized FPGAs and Endpoint AI/ML solutions, and YorChip, a pioneering startup specializing in UCIe-compatible IP, have formed a strategic partnership to revolutionize the world of FPGA chiplets. The collaboration will result in a groundbreaking lineup of FPGA chiplets optimized for low power consumption and low cost, opening new possibilities for a wide range of applications, including the fast-growing edge IoT and AI/ML markets.

According to Yole , a market research company, by 2023, they expect chiplet adoption will lead to a TAM of chiplet-based integrated circuits in excess of $200B, across the consumer, automotive defense, aerospace, industrial, and medical markets.  Since discrete FPGAs are already prevalent in those same markets, wide adoption of eFPGA-based UCIe (Unified Chiplet Interconnect Express) enabled chiplets is expected, and QuickLogic and YorChip are well-positioned to capitalize on this growth opportunity.

The partnership leverages QuickLogic’s eFPGA IP technology to create the first UCIe-compatible FPGA chiplet ecosystem. This ecosystem will enable customers to connect any UCIe-compatible third-party chiplet, such as a CPU or AI/ML chip, to create a customized system. The ecosystem is also suitable for interoperability testing and joint promotion. Customers who wish to go full SoC will still be able to license QuickLogic’s eFPGA and YorChip’s UCIe IP and use chiplets to prototype and do early market production. This flexibility in business model differentiates QuickLogic and YorChip from traditional IP or discrete FPGA vendors, who typically only support a single business model.

“Our partnership with QuickLogic is a giant leap for FPGA technology. Together, we’re delivering a groundbreaking lineup of low-power, cost-effective FPGA chiplets that will revolutionize the way designers design and build systems,” said Kash Johal, Founder at YorChip.

“We are pioneering a new era of FPGA chiplet integration that fills a market gap and empowers customers with cutting-edge solutions for the evolving edge IoT and AI/ML markets,” said Brian Faith, CEO of QuickLogic.

UCIe is supported by AMD, Arm, Google Cloud, Intel , Meta, Microsoft, Qualcomm Incorporated, Samsung, and TSMC, solidifying its status as the preferred interconnect standard. This partnership strategically aligns with the growing trend towards open standards for chiplets, making YorChip and QuickLogic key players in shaping the future of FPGA and SoC technology.