Google has partnered with the SkyWater Technology foundry and Efabless to provide a fully open source Process Design Kit (PDK) and associated tooling so that any developer can create manufacturable silicon designs.

Every other month, you can submit your open source designs to be included in the Open MPW shuttle program and have them manufactured at no cost.

Get started

Pick a learning path that best corresponds to your skill set.
beginner
Get inspired by exploring projects from the previous shuttles.
beginner
Get familiar with the design-to-silicon flow.
intermediate
Fork the project template to create a new digital design.
advanced
Explore the SKY130 process technology and its layers properties.
advanced
Use your favorite tool to produce a GDS file that complies with the project harness specification.
bonus
Read academic papers and articles advancing the state of the art of open source silicon design.
Open source tools to accelerate silicon design.
Open source process design kit for usage with SkyWater Technology Foundry's 130nm node.
Automated RTL to GDSII flow that performs full ASIC implementation steps from RTL all the way down to GDSII.
High Level Synthesis (HLS) toolchain which produces synthesizable designs from flexible, high-level descriptions of functionality.
Bazel rules for Hardware Description Language (Verilog, VHDL, Chisel, nMigen, etc) with open tools (Yosys, Verilator, OpenROAD, etc).
Suite of SystemVerilog developer tools, including a parser, style-linter, and formatter.
Framework for playing with custom opcodes to accelerate TensorFlow Lite for Microcontrollers.
Create a project on Efabless and submit your design for inclusion in the next Open MPW shuttle.