System-on-Chip (SoC) Hub is a joint effort to design new SoCs for 5G, AI, imaging and security applications. SoC Hub collects and boosts national competence from application requirements to prototype chips and completes the overall expertise in embedded systems and microelectronics in Finland. In addition, the project strengthens European SoC design competence with connections to the ecosystems in the field.
SoCs have become a critical enabler in vehicles, machines, industry and IoT devices in order to implement edge computing and fast communications, but also in data centers to significantly reduce energy consumption especially in AI computing. We help companies to stay competitive and differentiate in industry where general-purpose computing is nearing the end.
SoC Hub will respond to the ever-growing demand of high expertise in the domain of system-on-chip creation. It consists of several parts that will benefit from each other: expertise, knowledge, tools, assets, connections, people and business.
SoC Hub is based on tight cooperation between large enterprises, small and medium-sized companies, Tampere University and other research organizations. It collects key players (students, researchers and companies) and will establish the first ecosystem for SoC design in Finland.
SoC Hub will help current integrated chip companies to develop their competence to the next level. Also, conventional industry will be encouraged to take the next step to differentiate through own customized SoC in the market. For new businesses the hub will serve as a solid knowledge and expertise base for establishing local offices and new operations in Finland.