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matricus was initially established as the US arm of a UK-based company, founded in 1987 by a team led by John Campbell. Its initial thrust was to address the mixed-signal design needs of the electronics industry. That concept has expanded into an enterprise that follows umbrella principles of integrity and commitment delivering mixed-signal designs to the highest levels of quality and professionalism.
matricus also offers a suite of professional-grade, comprehensive IC development tools. Initially developed over a quarter of a century ago, these tools have been under continuous enhancement and today provide a reliable means to develop full custom IP blocks or complete IC's for today's advanced technologies.
matricus remains independent of external control, interests or investment and has become a design resource with international presence and reputation. Its principal customer base is located the US, Europe, and the Pacific Rim.
matricus is a foundry-independent company so that the silicon source most appropriate for your application can be accessed. From early programs in the 1980's using 5.0um CMOS and metal gate technologies, it now regularly works at 0.11um and below and with technology variants such as SiGe and BiCMOS.
Even with the volatile dynamics of our industry, the company is still led by the founder, John Campbell.
There is no truth to the rumor that the Stock Market crash on Black Monday, 1987 came as a result of the founding of the matricus!