What is the cheapest way to synthesize ASICs in small quantities? (5-10 chips). I'm asking for a specific company, not method.
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Assuming you want digital, and are willing to use 1.8 to 3.3 volt supplies, Altera and Xilinx.
You asked for specific companies, not method, but I'll give you both. At the quantities you're talking about, FPGAs are hands down the way to go, given the above assumptions. Hence the choice of companies.
An example shuttle service is eASIC: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=conewsstory&tkr=ZZISK:US&sid=az55yenSBHYA ; the example $45k cost is about what I'd expect.