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Market Segments

Market Segments

KEENHEADS has collaborated with over twelve clients, encompassing start-ups, small, medium, and large public companies across various sectors. Our team of design specialists leverages extensive experience across diverse industries and global market segments, including automotive, cloud computing, data centers, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT), as well as 5G and wireless technologies, among others. We are dedicated to addressing the distinct engineering challenges presented by each industry we serve.


Today, automotive System-on-Chip (SoC) designs must encompass a myriad of functionalities and features to accommodate diverse automotive applications, including autonomous driving capabilities. Simultaneously, they must adhere to stringent standards of automotive quality, reliability, security, and functional safety. This renders automotive SoC design one of the most formidable engineering challenges facing the semiconductor industry. KEENHEADS has been actively involved in advancing automotive designs within the latest technology nodes, offering solutions across various domains such as Analog/Mixed-Signal (AMS) layout, characterization, and verification, Design for Test (DFT), physical design, power Electro-Magnetic/IR analysis, and physical verification. These efforts contribute to facilitating successful tape-outs in the automotive sector.

AI and ML

The adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) across various applications has surged in recent years. Particularly when applied to large-scale databases, these applications demand real-time computation at rates reaching billions of operations per second. Consequently, there’s immense pressure on System-on-Chip (SoC) designs to achieve high computing efficiency while maintaining low power consumption and cost-effectiveness. Moreover, rapid product delivery is essential to thrive in this swiftly evolving market landscape, rendering this segment highly intricate and challenging.

KEENHEADS is actively collaborating with several start-ups in the development of intricate AI/Machine Learning (ML) SoC designs. We provide comprehensive solutions across design verification, Design for Test (DFT), physical design, and physical verification domains to facilitate successful tape-outs and meet the demands of this dynamic market segment.

Cloud & Data Center

As the volume of digital data generation and consumption escalates rapidly, cloud and data center providers are ramping up their efforts to meet the substantial demand. Consequently, System-on-Chip (SoC) designs tailored for these environments have experienced significant growth in data throughput and functionality. Additionally, the integration of data analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) into these platforms introduces further layers of complexity. These SoCs present substantial challenges in terms of high speeds and expansive design sizes, making them one of the most captivating segments within the industry.

KEENHEADS has been collaborating with clients engaged in the development of expansive Data Center SoC designs utilizing cutting-edge technology nodes. We offer solutions in domains such as Design for Test (DFT) and power Electro-Magnetic/IR (EM/IR) analysis, contributing to the advancement of these critical systems.

5G and Wireless

Many System-on-Chip (SoC) designs for 5G and wireless technologies are integrated into handheld, wearable, or battery-operated devices, necessitating high functionality with minimal power consumption. The adoption of low-power architectures adds complexity to both design verification and implementation processes. Moreover, due to the short lifespan of such devices, there’s a constant demand for the launch of newer products within tight schedules. As a result, 5G and wireless SoC design remains a dynamic segment, characterized by a unique blend of challenges.

KEENHEADS collaborates with start-ups engaged in the development of 5G-based SoC designs utilizing cutting-edge technology nodes. We offer solutions spanning Design for Test (DFT) and physical design domains, contributing to the advancement of these innovative products.