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SEMIFIVE: The New Global Hub of Custom Silicon

Founded in Seoul in 2019, SEMIFIVE is basing its foundation on Korea’s semiconductor design competency that was amassed for more than 20 years. With expertise in front-end to back-end design, SEMIFIVE has become the fastest growing silicon design company that offers the most comprehensive design solutions. SEMIFIVE’s core business is its innovative Platform SoC that enables low-cost & high-efficiency SoC design, and also provides various design solutions for global customers through its diverse network. As the cost of developing an SoC and the demand for customized silicon continue to grow rapidly, SEMIFIVE’s Platform SoC will play a key role in turning innovative ideas into silicon.

SEMIFIVE, hand in hand with global innovation leaders, is growing as a leading partner for future SoC designs, and thereby becoming: The New Global Hub of Custom Silicon.

Company History

2022

March

  • Acquired Analog Bits

February

  • Raised $109M Series-B Fund

2021

December

  • Acquired Hanatec (Samsung Foundry SAFE DSP)

November

  • 14nm AI Edge Platform SoC design win

October

  • Establishing India design center @ Bangalore
  • 5nm HPC Platform SoC design win

September

  • 14nm AIoT Platform SoC design win

June

  • 8nm Security Camera AP design win for a global set market leader

March

  • Established SEMIFIVE US operations

2020

December

  • 14nm AIoT Platform SoC design win
  • Raised $30M Series-A Fund

March

  • 8nm 5G ASIC and 14nm AI Platform SOC design wins

2019

December

  • Acquired Sesol Semiconductor and Dahsim Semiconductor

June

  • Raised $8M Seed Round Fund
  • Started 14nm data accelerator platform co-dev with Samsung Foundry

May

  • Founded SEMIFIVE

Company History

2022

March

  • Acquired Analog Bits

February

  • Raised $107M Series-B Fund

2021

December

  • Acquired Hanatec (Samsung Foundry SAFE DSP)

November

  • 14nm AI Edge Platform SoC design win

October

  • Establishing India design center @ Bangalore
  • 5nm HPC Platform SoC design win

September

  • 14nm AIoT Platform SoC design win

June

  • 8nm Security Camera AP design win for a global set market leader

March

  • Established SEMIFIVE US operations

2020

December

  • 14nm AIoT Platform SoC design win
  • Raised ~$30M Series-A Fund

March

  • 8nm 5G ASIC and 14nm AI Platform SOC design wins

2019

December

  • Acquired Sesol Semiconductor and Dahsim Semiconductor

June

  • Raised $8M Seed Round Fund
  • Started 14nm data accelerator platform co-dev with Samsung Foundry

May

  • Founded SEMIFIVE

Our IP Partners

SEMIFIVE collaborates with global leaders of IP developers as part of our end to end custom silicon solution and services.  These IPs provide variable key features to our SoC Platform from processor cores, neural engines, systems functions to various I/OS and interfaces.  By partnering with SEMIFIVE, customers need not go through the painful process of IP evaluation, licensing, support etc. – we are your one stop point for IP solutioning.   And you can focus on your core product differentiation.

Our SOC Platforms come with a set of IPs from our partners that are already configured, integrated and verified for targeted end applications.  We provide flexibility if your application requires additional IPs to be integrated.  At SEMIFIVE, we have experts standing by to provide advice and guidance to achieve your design goals.

SEMIFIVE Executive Leadership

Brandon Cho

Brandon Cho

CEO

Brandon is SEMIFIVE’s CEO and co-founder. After receiving his PhD in Computer Architecture from MIT, he joined Boston Consulting Group where he led strategy projects for global semiconductor corporations. Brandon also holds an MS in Computer Science from MIT and a BS in Electric Engineering from Seoul National University.

Steve Park

Steve Park

President

Steve spent over 23 years and Samsung Electronics and ultimately became Executive Vice President of Samsung’s Semiconductor Division, System. LSI. Prior to his long tenure at Samsung, he held Engineering Management positions at IBM, Intel and other various US semiconductor companies. He received his B.S.E.E from Georgia Tech and M.S.E.E from University of Illinois at Chicago.

Brandon Cho

CEO

Steve Park

President

Simon Kim

EVP, PMO

Jason Kim

VP Corp. Dev.

Jin Lee

CTO/EVP

Simon Lee

Senior VP & CFO

Patrick Song

EVP/CMO

Kelvin Low

General Manager

SEMIFIVE Worldwide Locations

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Let’s work together and create a custom chip that changes the world!