Quickly building an IC development team to hit the ground running, when you need to rely even partially on outside resources, requires a good process and a good network. As part of this outsourcing process, it will be critical to examine, in detail, the specific Platforms, Process, and People from each of your possible suppliers. Even though you likely have deep in-house knowledge and skills, staying open to the latest alternatives and approaches and looking hard at your potential suppliers assets in this way may help drive better features and more performance for your product.
Intrinsix can build teams from its staff of fire-tested engineers for companies whose fast-growth timeline does not currently allow 100% internal staffing. Indeed, for many product companies, keeping a full team of ASIC and IC savvy engineers is not typically necessary or even desirable.