TSMC President, Mark Liu, announces on-chip voltage regulator functions utilizing Ferric technolgy

In a partnership with Ferric, Inc., TSMC, the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturer, has announce the availability to fully integrate voltage regulator functions onto a CMOS chip utilizing a thin film magnetic process developed and licensed from Ferric, Inc.  Ferric’s patented magnetic core inductor process and designs are integrated on top of the chip or interposer, providing flexibility in integration and implementation.

Mark Liu, TSMC’s President and Co-Chief Executive, made the announcement of on-chip voltage regulator functions from TSMC utilizing Ferric’s technology at the March 17th, 2017 TSMC Symposium in Santa Clara, CA. 

By integrating Ferric inductors with TSMC's CMOS 'back-end-of-line' (BEOL) TSMC enables efficient, high density on-chip/on-package power conversion at any process node reducing:

  • Logic board space
  • Resistive losses in power distribution networks while improving power management
  • Overall bill of materials (BOM)

Additional references to TSMC’s announcements can be read at the following links:






Ferric Presents at MMM|INTERMAG 2016

Ferric's paper "Intergrated Transformers with Magnetic Thin-Films" will be presented by Senior Engineer, Hao Wu, at the 2016 joint MMM|Intermag conference in San Diego, CA. His presentation will take place Thursday 1/14 at 3:00pm during session "Transformers and Levitation."


MMM|INTERMAG 2016 Program

Thursday, January 14th, 3:00pm

Aqua 300 (3rd Floor)

Session: FJ "Transformers and Levitation"

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

1 Park Boulevard

San Diego, CA

Ferric Presents at IEDM 2015

Noah Sturcken will present his paper "Magnetic Thin-Film Inductors for Monolithic Integration with CMOS" at IEDM 2015 in Washington, D.C. His presentation will take place Tuesday 12/8 at 10:20am during Session 11: Circuit Device Interaction: CMOS Scaling and Circuit/Device Variability. 


Tuesday, December 8th, 9:00am

International Ballroom East

Washington Hilton

1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C.


Ferric Presents at Power SoC 2014

Ferric's CTO, Noah Sturcken, will be presenting during the Magnetics session at this year's PwrSoC2014 workshop in Boston. His presentation will focus on Ferric's Integrated Voltage Regulators with Thin-Film Magnetic Core Power Inductors and will begin at 10:30am, Tuesday October 7th.

Come hear Noah speak and ask him a question during the Q&A session!

Click here for more details regarding the PwrSoC2014 workshop. 

Ferric Highlighted in Semiconductor Times

Ferric is profiled in the August issue of the Semiconductor Times and gains recognition as a fast-rising semiconductor startup.  

Click here to subscribe to the Semiconductor Times and access the full article!

Semiconductor Times is hailed as the definitive source for discovering emerging technologies and companies in the semiconductor industry. Here's what one subscriber has to say about the Semiconductor Times: 

"Semiconductor Times provides in-depth coverage of new ventures and identifies the key players in the firms long before the traditional trade press. . .an invaluable asset in developing new business contacts with tomorrow’s ‘star’ performers." 



EE Times Silicon 60: Hot Startups to Watch- Ferric Semiconductor

EE Times released its semi-annual list of startups on the rise in the electrical engineering field and Ferric has made the list! This competitive list is global in scope and includes tech companies from 13 different countries who are pioneering technology in fields including IP cores, processors, power semiconductors, and more. The rankings were based on criteria including technology, market, financial position, investment profile, maturity, and executive leadership. Ferric is excited to be one of only 18 new U.S. companies to make the list this year.

See the full list and read more about the hottest startups in electronic engineering

EE Times is an online electronics engineering magazine with an expanding base of expert contributors, award-winning editors, community leaders and journalists. EE Times works off a platform designed for rapid interaction and social engagement across the electronics industry, EE Times’s singular mission is to serve as a guide to what’s really important in the global electronics industry.


Ferric to Present at DAC on June 2nd- San Francsico, CA

You are cordially invited to visit Ferric Semiconductor at the Design Automation  Conference (DAC) in San Francisco from June 2nd to 4th. Ferric will be highlighting its On-Chip Integrated Inductor Technology. Ferric's integration of patented thin-film magnetic inductors with CMOS technology provides industry leading efficiency and integration density of voltage regulators and power supplies. 

Ferric will display and present information and materials for its Process and Inductor Libraries as well as its Components and Circuit IP to deliver maximum power, space and cost savings in your next design. 

Meet Ferric in several ways: 
• Personal Suite Meetings – Contact Us – Demonstration and Technology Overview
• In the Chip-Start Booth – Booth # 425
• Ferric Presentation – June 2, 2014 at 4pm at ChipEstimate Booth #1533
We look forward to seeing you at DAC! 
For more information about DAC, click here. 


Ferric Advances to Phase II with U.S. Dept. of Energy Small Business Innovation Research Program

Ferric is proud to announce it has been selected for Phase II funding through the U.S. Department of Energy, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. Through this program, Ferric has pioneered innovative research and development of thin-film magnetic inductors. As a result, Ferric's patented inductors enable a remarkable improvement in the integration density of voltage regulators compared with current commercially available technologies. 

It is through these programs that companies like Ferric are able to realize and commercialize their innovative technology. Ferric is a proud awardee of the SBIR program and thanks the Department of Energy for its continuous support.



Ferric to Present at 2014 APEC Conference

On Thursday, Ferric Chief Technology Officer, Noah Sturcken, will present at the 2014 Applied Power Electronics Conference in Dallas Ft. Worth, Texas. His presentation titled "Integrated Power Conversion with Thin-Film Magnetic Core Inductors" will cover Ferric's patented thin-film technology and its applications.

Be sure to catch his presentation at 2:00PM on Thursday, March 20 in the 3D Packaging and Power Electronics Session. Click here to see the full presentation schedule.



National Science Foundation Awards Ferric Phase II Funding

Following a successful first round of partnered research, the National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program has advanced Ferric to Phase II of its program with an additional two years of funding. 

Through this partnership Ferric will continue its commercialization of integrated DC-DC converters using Ferric's proprietary thin-film magnetic power inductors. This technology will dramatically reduce power consumption of a wide-range of electronics, from smartphones to data centers, reducing the physical footprint for digital ICs and cutting millions of metric tons of CO2 emmissions due to power consumption.

It is through these programs that companies like Ferric are able to realize and commercialize their innovative technology. Ferric is a proud awardee of the SBIR program and thanks the National Science Foundation for its continuous support.