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SEMICONDUCTOR

DESIGN ASSOCIATES

offerING unique solutions for your

Integrated Circuit design requirements

LET US BE YOUR SOURCE FOR FULL CUSTOM ANALOG, DIGITAL, AND MIXED SIGNAL CHIP DESIGN

SandChip is an association of engineers, and companies in strategic partnerships, well versed in full custom Integrated Circuit design. We are experienced in a wide variety of Analog, Digital, and Mixed Signal techniques. Our special focus is on Analog Design. We will take you from concept to silicon.

WHO IS SANDCHIP SEMICONDUCTOR?

At our core we are five designers, each with decades of experience in Integrated Circuit Design, Leadership, and Project Management. Our designers have Leading Edge experience with today’s design environments, and technology requirements. Aside from our world class technical ability, we have long working experience with each other; The synergy only a long term, in-house, full-time team has to offer!!!

Why Choose SandChip?

As a company you have options to get your project done.

  INTERNAL TEAM CONTRACTORS SANDCHIP
COST EFFECTIVENESS

High up front Investment

High Risk/startup

High Cost 

High Overhead

Moderate Risk

Fixed Price Quote.

Known reputation

Guaranteed completion

INDUSTRY LEADING TALENT Generally High Generally High Guaranteed High
BUILT IN TEAM WORK Long Term Employees build a team atmosphere, given time. Guns for hire. Best Case: good at “hit the ground running” Many excel working alone and isolated. Building a “Team” not a sure thing. SandChip is comprised of top engineers of long acquaintance. We have long worked as a team, and are a team! Any associates we may bring in fit our demanding criteria.
LONG TERM TEAM COMMITMENT Established company atmosphere and culture leads to good teamwork over time Generally High SandChip will take ownership for our work product and offer support in the future.That is in our culture!
OVERHEAD High (Benefits, employment taxes, cost of retention, etc.) High (contract recruiters typically add 50% – 150% markup. Per Hour!) None (No Built In Profit) We will offer a Fixed Price Quote! Including support if requested.
  • Cost Effectiveness

    High up front Investment | High Risk/startup

  • Industry Leading Talent:

    Generally High

  • Built in Team Work:

    Long Term Employees build a team atmosphere, given time.

  • Long Term Team Commitment

    Established company atmosphere and culture leads to good teamwork over time

  • Overhead:

    High (Benefits, employment taxes, cost of retention, etc.)

CONTRACTORS

  • High up front Investment

    High Risk/startup

  • Industry Leading Talent:

    Generally High

  • Built in Team Work:

    Long Term Employees build a team atmosphere, given time.

  • Long Term Team Commitment

    Established company atmosphere and culture leads to good teamwork over time

  • Overhead:

    High (Benefits, employment taxes, cost of retention, etc.)

SandChip

  • Fixed Price Quote.

    Known reputation

    Guaranteed completion

  • Industry Leading Talent:

    Guaranteed High

  • Built in Team Work:

    SandChip is comprised of top engineers of long acquaintance. We have long worked as a team, and are a team! Any associates we may bring in fit our demanding criteria.

  • Long Term Team Commitment

    SandChip will take ownership for our work product and offer support in the future.That is in our culture!

  • Overhead:

    None (No Built In Profit) We will offer a Fixed Price Quote! Including support if requested.

INTERNAL TEAM

CONSIDERATIONS INTERNAL TEAM CONTRACTORS SANDCHIP
Cost Effectiveness

High up front Investment

High Risk/startup

High Cost 

High Overhead

Moderate Risk

Fixed Price Quote.

Known reputation

Guaranteed completion

Industry Leading Talent Generally High Generally High Guaranteed High
Built In Team Work Long Term Employees build a team atmosphere, given time. Guns for hire. Best Case: good at “hit the ground running” Many excel working alone and isolated. Building a “Team” not a sure thing. SandChip is comprised of top engineers of long acquaintance. We have long worked as a team, and are a team! Any associates we may bring in fit our demanding criteria.
Long Term Team Commitment Established company atmosphere and culture leads to good teamwork over time None SandChip will take ownership for our work product and offer support in the future.That is in our culture!
Overhead High (Benefits, employment taxes, cost of retention, etc.) High (contract recruiters typically add 50% – 150% markup. Per Hour!) None (No Built In Profit) We will offer a Fixed Price Quote! Including support if requested.