About the name
Half of their name comes from the Dolphin, referring to the French province of their 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)
Microelectronic trophy from EUROASIC for a joint project with Roland Moreno, the inventor of the Smart card.
Launch of Dolphin Integration’s first Virtual Component of Silicon IP sold to Fabless IC providers 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.
Acquisition of the first working virtual components (i8051) from Richard Watts Associates who had designed it for the Music Synthesizer of Evolution Ltd (ShenZhen).
First contract signed with Chinese customer in ShangHai at the first Design Automation Conference.
Stock exchange listing on the French Over-the-Counter market (MLDOL)
Fall-out from DGA-funded innovation in an essential integrated circuit for the Airbus A380
Funding of Dolphin Integration Inc. in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for the development of power regulators.
Reward at the tenth edition of Innovation Trophy, organized by the French National Industrial Property Institute
Trophy of the “best service partner” in microelectronic design for the twentieth anniversary of STMicroelectronics
Transfer of stock-listing to the Alternext market (ALDOL)
Certification ISO 9001:2008
Funding of Dolphin Integration Ltd. In Netanya, Israel for the development of Register Files.
3 partnership agreements with TSMC for audio codecs at 40, 55 and 65 nm.
First sale in Korea of high-resolution measurement converters for Smart Grid applications
First partnership with TSMC for developing a sponsored library offering
"TSMC IP partner award" for analog/mixed-signal IP for high Signal-to-Noise Ratio audio converters
First contract with a European defense manufacturer, resulting from a collaborative project funded by the European Defense Agency (EDA SoC)
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.
Certification EN9100 for mil-aero projects of services.
30th anniversary of the company and split of the roles of Chairman and CEO, held respectively by Michel Depeyrot and Gilles Depeyrot