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KnCMiner Alchip and AST Announce Delivery of Industry’s First 20nm Bitcoin ASIC


Stockholm, Sweden / Taipei, Taiwan – June 30, 2014- KnC Group AB, a global leading Bitcoin mining device provider, Alchip Technologies, Ltd., a world leading fabless ASIC company through its Representative - Advanced Semiconductor Technology Ltd. (AST), announced today that they have cooperated and completed the design, manufacture and delivery of the first 20nm AISC for the Bitcoin mining machine "Neptuen".


KnC Group is the first and only to adopt to date the most advanced available 20nm process technology. Following the success of the 1st generation (“Jupiter” using 28nm) KnC Group have cooperated again with Alchip and AST to complete SoC design integration which includes the physical, electrical, timing and thermal design of the project. The design offers the industry’s leading performance and power consumption which is the most powerful Bitcoin miner ever made, and one of the most energy efficient Bitcoin mining devices. This new chip with the highest computing power and most efficient power consumption has brought the Neptune Bitcoin mining machine to a new horizon.


“We are delighted to continue and support our partner KnC Group” said Johnny Shen, President of Alchip. “The continues cooperation with KnC, shows our leading design capability for the ASIC design and manufacturing in the advanced process node. We will continue to provide our customers the high performance ASIC with cost-effective, energy-efficient, and smaller die size advantages. We offer a variety of comprehensive design analysis, the best design and manufacturing solutions. This joint effort of KnC, Alchip and AST demonstrates the strong commitment and the leading ASIC design and manufacturing technology and capabilities we bring to the ASIC market.”


"Selecting Alchip as our design and manufacture partner for our first generation ASIC – Jupiter - was the best decision, and we choose to work with Alchip and AST for our second generation – Neptune.” said Sam Cole, KnCMiner’s co-founder.  “With the fast turnaround time of development and manufacturing KnC maintain our leading position within the Bitcoin market. We are committed to deliver our loyal customers with the best bitcoin mining machines. We are currently delivering the Neptune mining machine and developing the next generation product using 16nm process with Alchip. We look forward to the further cooperation with Alchip!”



About KnCMiner AB

KnCMiner AB is the world's leading specialist of proven extreme performance crypto-currency products, and services. The Stockholm based KnCMiner was founded in May 2013, by joining Kennemar & Cole AB (Andreas Kennemar and Sam Cole) with ORSoC AB (Marcus Erlandsson, Johan Rilegård and Michael Unnebäck). KnCMiner both; completed it's first funding round within 3 days in June, and delivered a production ready model of their Bitcoin mining device, the KnC Jupiter by the end of September 2013, as promised. This is believed to be the fastest 28nm concept to silicon ever created. The Bitcoin ASICs and PCB board worked first time. This was verified by third-party independent inspection. They are to date one of the world's fastest growing companies, in one of the world's fastest growing industries

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About Alchip Technologies Ltd.

Founded in 2003, Alchip Technologies Ltd. is a leading provider of silicon design and manufacturing services for companies developing complex and high-volume system-on-chip (SoC) designs. Alchip’s products are mainly used in HDTV, mobile phones, networking, computers, entertainment and other consumer electronics devices. It provides services intended to enable customers to cost-effectively address the technological complexity of silicon design and the need to reduce time to market. For more information:


About AST

Advanced Semiconductor Technologies (AST) was established in 1986 as the first independent Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) Design Center in Israel and has since become the Representative of major ASIC vendors as well as IP and EDA suppliers and Applications Specific Standard Product (ASSP) companies.

AST's highly skilled Sales and Application Engineers combine over 200 years of experience; Turn-Key services as well as on site support and consulting are provided, in the areas of ASIC and FPGA Design, EDA IT, CAD and Design Management.  For more information: 



News Release Contacts:

Nanok Bie

Corporate Marketing, KnC Group AB

Tel: +46 70 969 6078



Tomer Kabakov

VP Marketing

Advanced Semiconductor Technology Ltd. (AST)

Tel: +972-977 44 278

Email: tomer_k @


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