|Founder||Michel Depeyrot, Jean-François Pollet, Louis Zangara, SAGEM etc.|
Number of locations
|Meylan, France ; Laval, Quebec, Canada ; Netanya, Israel|
|Christian Dupont (CEO), Michel Depeyrot (President), Agnès Venet (Finance Director), Frédéric Renoux (Sales of products Director)|
|Products||libraries of standard cells and memories, microprocessors, digital-to-analog converters, analog-to-digital converters, Electronic Design Automation (EDA), power regulators|
|Services||ASIC / SoC integration and Custom Fabless Services|
|Revenue||14.789 M€ (FY 2013)|
|1.108 M€ (FY 2013)|
Number of employees
|200, including 135 Engineers|
|Subsidiaries||Dolphin Integration DI-Inc, Dolphin Integration DI-Ltd|
Dolphin Integration is a French Corporation headquartered at Meylan near Grenoble, France, since 1985. They partake in the design industry for microelectronics, which leverages the dynamics of the semiconductor industry. Their focus on CMOS Virtual Components of Silicon IP aims at enabling low-consumption System-on-Chip (SoC) based on digital libraries of standard cells and memories. Their historical offering is the continuation at IP level of the most popular microprocessor line ever: the Intel legacy of 8051, still prevalent in Smartcards. Their specialty offering for consumer devices includes digital-to-analog converters for sound-processing and measurement and analog-to-digital converters for audio applications with their power regulators. Their general-purpose business is in Electronic Design Automation (EDA): mixed-signal simulator, schematics editor, and mixed-signal power consumption estimator.
Half of their name comes from the Dolphin, referring to the French province where lies its headquarters, the Dauphiné. Their logo is a dolphin jumping with the shape of an integral symbol. It jumps over the pad-ring of an integrated circuit, which yields the other half of their name.
Founding of Dolphin Integration in 1985 with a dedication to design services to the Integrated Device Makers (IDM) in the wake of deverticalization of this industry.
COOPEREL prize from then FIEE, now FIEEC as the French Federation of Electrical, Electronics and Communication Industries.
Partnership with the French military procurement at Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) for dual high-tech (with civil applications).
Launch of Dolphin’s first Virtual Component of Silicon IP sold to Fabless IC suppliers at the time of emergence of TSMC as the first foundry.
First foray into Asian markets started in Japan.
First-ever conference-exposition for the nascent IP business with “IP-97” in Santa Clara.
Market entry into Taiwan.
Funding of Dolphin Integration Inc. in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for the development of power regulators.
First sale in Korea of high-resolution measurement converters for Smart grid applications
First partnership with TSMC for developing a sponsored library offering
Renewal of the “innovative company” qualification by the BPI-France (the French Public Investment Bank)
Dolphin Integration receives TSMC’s Open Innovation Platform® 2014 Partner of the Year Award for Specialty IP
Dolphin Integration receives TSMC’s Open Innovation Platform® 2015 Partner of the Year Award for Specialty IP
Dolphin Integration enters a new era following the appointment of Christian Dupont as CEO of the company.