Inventions & Awards

Flex Logix Selected at EE Times Silicon 100 Startups Worth Watching in 2022



The EE Times Silicon 100 list is out and there is a detailed write-up on Flex Logix on both the eFPGA and AI technologies. We also made their “Editor’s Eleven” list which is a smaller selection of companies that are making the news in EE Times, will continue making the news and are also the companies they think are setting the trends for the future...

Gartner Names Flex-Logix
a Cool Vendor

Cool Vendor in AI Semiconductors. 
 

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Awards

2017 - TSMC Partner of Year Award

Boeing Performance Excellence Award

2015 - ISSCC Outstanding Paper Award

Flex Logix Patents





Multiple US and international patents and patent applications cover various aspects of our innovative technology and implementations. 

Our first inference tensor processor patent: US 10,693,469
Our first patent in China: ZL 201580006846.9
Our first European patent has issued: EP 3 146 402

Here are some of our US patents (~36 as of May 2022):


US PATENT 9,240,791
Clock Distribution Architecture for Logic Tiles of an Integrated Circuit and Method of Operation Thereof

US PATENT 9,496,876
Clock Distribution Architecture for Logic Tiles of an Integrated Circuit and Method of Operation Thereof

US PATENT 9,503,092
Mixed-Radix and/or Mixed-Mode Switch Matrix Architecture and Integrated Circuit, and Method of Operating Same

US PATENT 9,543,958
Multiplexer-Memory Cell Circuit, Layout Thereof and Method Manufacturing Same

US PATENT 9,755,651
Multiplexer-Memory Cell Circuit, Layout Thereof and Method of Manufacturing Same

US PATENT 9,786,361
Programmable Decoupling Capacitance of Configurable Logic Circuitry and Method of Operating Same

US PATENT 9,793,898
Mixed-Radix and/or Mixed-Mode Switch Matrix Architecture and Integrated Circuit, and Method of Operating Same

US PATENT 9,817,933
Network Architectures for Boundary-less Hierarchical Interconnects (this is a patent with inventors Cheng Wang and Dejan Markovic based on their work while at UCLA, before Flex Logix; Flex Logix is the exclusive licensee)

US PATENT 9,882,568
Clock Distribution Architecture for Logic Tiles of an Integrated Circuit and Method of Operation Thereof

US PATENT 9,906,225
Integrated Circuit Including an Array of Logic Tiles, Each Logic Tile Including a Configurable Interconnect Network.

US PATENT 9,923,555
Fine-grained Power Gating in FPGA Interconnects. (this is a patent with inventors Cheng Wang and Dejan Markovic based on their work while at UCLA, before Flex Logix; Flex Logix is the exclusive licensee)

US PATENT 9,941,887
Multiplexer-memory Cell Circuit, Layout Thereof and Method of Manufacturing Same

US PATENT 9,973,194
Block Memory Layout and Architecture for Programmable Logic IC, and Method of Operating Same

US PATENT 10,176,865
Programmable Decoupling Capacitance of Configurable Logic Circuitry and Method of Operating Same

US PATENT 10,250,262
Integrated Circuit Including an Array of Logic Tiles, Each Logic Tile Including a Configurable Switch Interconnect Network

US PATENT 10,348,307
Clock Distribution and Generation Architecture for Logic Tiles of an Integrated Circuit and Method of Operating Same


US PATENT 10,348,308
Clock Architecture, including Clock Mesh Fabric, for FPGA, and Method of Operating Same

US PATENT 10,411,711
FPGA having a virtual array of logic tiles, and method of configuring and operating same

US PATENT 10,411,712
FPGA having programmable powered-up/powered-down logic tiles, and method of configuring and operating same

US PATENT 10,523,209
Test Circuitry and Techniques for Logic Tiles of FPGA

US PATENT 10,587,269
Integrated Circuit including an array of logic tiles, each logic tile including a configurable switch interconnect network

US PATENT 10,587,271
Clock distribution and generation architecture for logic tiles of an integrated circuit and method of operating same

US PATENT 10,680,616
Block Memory Layout and Architecture for Programmable Logic IC, and Method of Operating the same

US PATENT 10,684,975
One-Hot-Bit Multiplexer Control Circuitry and Technique

US PATENT 10,686,447
Modular Field Programmable Gate Array, and Method of Configuring and Operating Same

US PATENT 10,686,448
Clock Architecture Including Clock Mesh Fabric for FPGA, and Method of Operating Same

US PATENT 10,693,469
Multiplier-Accumulator Circuit, Logic Tile Architecture for Multiply-Accumulate, and IC including Logic Tile Array

US PATENT 10,775,433
Programmable/Configurable Logic Circuitry, Control Circuitry and Method of Dynamic Context Switching

US PATENT 10,778,228
Reconfigurable Data Processing Pipeline, and Method of Operating Same

US PATENT 10,855,284
Process of routing tile-to-tile interconnects of an FPGA, and method of manufacturing an FPGA

US PATENT 10,867,096
FPGA implementing partial data path processing

US PATENT 10,886,922
Test circuitry and techniques for logic tiles of FPGA

US PATENT 10,972,103
Multiplier-Accumulator Circuitry, and Processing Pipeline Including Same

This list of US Patents is not complete. Patents in other countries are not generally listed here. Numerous additional patent applications are in process in the USA and other countries.