Intel® easic™ ASIC Products

(Application-Specific Integrated Circuit)

ASIC stands for Application Specific Integrated Circuit.  ASICs are specific to each application.  While FPGAs are field programmable, ASICs are designed for one purpose and cannot be changed after they are manufactured.  Because they are designed for one purpose, all of the extra capabilities that might be used by an FPGA are not included, reducing manufacturing costs for high-volume mass production.