Accelerate Custom SoC Design

The Arm Approved Design Partner program is a global network of design service companies endorsed by Arm.

Arm Approved Design Partner
Why Use an Arm Approved Design Partner
  • Demonstrated track record of success using Arm IP
  • Audited by Arm, giving confidence in their processes, quality standards & financial stability
  • Faster time to market by using their highly qualified, expert engineering teams who are supported by Arm

Arm Approved Design Partners



Regions covered



Adesto (formally S3 Semiconductors)
USA Europe, North America Adesto designs advanced custom integrated mixed signal chips and manages every aspect of supplying production devices to its customers worldwide while achieving cost economies not thought possible with custom chip designs until now.

ADTechnology (ADT)



Value Chain Aggregator(VCA) of TSMC, provides ASIC/SoC design services, Analog Full Custom design, Platform-based design to final working chipset as a turnkey service



Korea, Taiwan, China

ASICLAND provides design services and turnkey mass production services application that include mobile devices, digital TV, Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) networks, and IoT products. The company has strong long-term partnerships with foundry companies in Korea, Taiwan, and China.




Provides value-added semiconductor design services including "spec to RTL", "RTL to GDSII" and production ramp-up based on 10+ design platforms and 20+ in-house IP cores

BlackPepper Technologies



BlackPepper Technologies is a spec-to-product company for Silicon and Systems with ID, DSP and algorithm capabilities. BlackPepper seamlessly integrates Sense, Compute, Secure and Network in its solutions.

Cambridge Consultants England Global Deep expertise across ASICs, IP and end product development, enables Cambridge Consultants to provide a unique offering that crosses these boundaries. They work with clients ranging from tier one semiconductor companies to world leading brands with no chip expertise. They specialize in the creation of ASIC strategies, bespoke system architectures and design, defined by the business needs and ambitions of their clients.

Creative Chips



Focusing on chip design and production of customer-specific semiconductor circuits, producing a wide range of mixed-signal ASICs for industrial automation, the automotive industry, consumer goods and medical electronics.



Europe, North America

EASii IC is an ASIC Design House, an Electronic Design Centre and a Service Company in Microelectronic, Electronic and Embedded Software. Providing expert services in the development of integrated circuits, electronic systems, Mobile phone software, consumer electronics, security, home automation and medical.

Elsys Eastern Europe


Europe, Canada, USA

Elsys is a trusted partner providing semiconductor design and embedded systems development services to technology companies across the world.



Europe, USA

EnSilica has world-class expertise in the design and supply of custom analogue, mixed signal and digital IC’s to its customers globally in the consumer, automotive, industrial and communications markets. Our expertise covers low-power processor integration, RF/Radio design, sensor interfacing and embedded security.

HDL Design House


Europe, Russia, Israel, Canada, USA

Delivers leading-edge digital, analog, and back-end design and verification services and products in numerous areas of SoC and complex FPGA designs

Europe, North America
IC'Alps offers on-demand ASIC/SoC: feasibility, design and prototyping, including correlation of silicon in IC'Alps' lab, industrialization, and supply chain management in production. They cover analog, mixed-signal, and digital needs especially for Medical (wearable & implanted), Industrial, IoT, and Mil/Aero applications, and ISO9001, ISO13485 and EN9100 Quality system certification. 




ID MOS and Productivity Engineering both members of the SERMA Group. Fabless semiconductor companies with 22 years in development of SoC and custom mixed signal design. Active in IoT, Avionics, Industrial, Medical, HiRel. Capability to supply production up to 20 years.



Europe, Japan, North America

Leading provider of turnkey ASIC and SoC designs. Utilizing proven methodologies to achieve a first-time right design in minimal time, with the highest level of quality. Specializes in managing complex ASIC projects.



Japan, China, Taiwan

NSW offers solutions from high-level design, SoC subsystems design and verification, logic synthesis and layout design, through to manufacturing and testing. NSW provides low-power design and advanced process services across many different fields, including image processing and communication control.




Silvaco provides SoC subsystems, peripheral IP cores and related design services ideal for Design Start customers to get their Arm-based designs to market quickly.




Expertise in low power/low noise techniques delivering performance and reliability to a wide variety of IoT/M2M applications

Join the Arm Approved Design Partner Program

The program is looking for design service companies who have successfully completed projects using Arm IP. The benefits of becoming an Arm Approved design partner include:


  • Access to selected Arm IP, tools and models (non-commercial use)
  • Restricted access to the Arm support team
  • Closer relationship with Arm with roadmap updates and quarterly business reviews
  • Access to selected Arm sales collateral
  • Promotion on the Arm website, use of the logo and co-marketing opportunities
  • Discount on selected Arm services
"Working with Arm gives us access to a proven, extensive library of processors that we can deploy in cutting edge custom ASICs across diverse market segments. Both our team and our end customers can design confidently with the wealth of knowledge, expertise and support offered by Arm and the Arm ecosystem."
Darren Hobbs, Vice President, ASIC Sales & Marketing,