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Automotive medium-voltage transistors cover 12-32V
X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE, the leading analogue/mixed-signal and specialty foundry, has announced the availability of new medium-voltage transistors – complementing the company’s leading 180nm BCD-on-SOI technology platform (XT018). The new medium voltage devices cover voltages from 12 to 32V. With that customers now have access to a complete portfolio of different voltage options – covering a ten to 200V voltage range.
Broadening the scope of cooperations
X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE has announced that it is broadening the scope of its cooperation with the EUROPRACTICE Consortium which counts high profile institutions such as Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits and imec as members.
CMOS semiconductor process available for automotive applications
X-FAB Silicon Foundries has announced that its high-voltage 180nm CMOS semiconductor process (XH018) is now available for automotive applications via the company’s production facility in France. This is a major step in X-FAB’s plan to offer dual sourcing for all its 180nm processes (in both CMOS and SOI), so that continuity of supply is always assured.
High voltage devices designed for next-gen automotive applications
X-FAB has announced the availability of new high voltage primitive devices targeted at the growing market for automotive 48V board net and Battery Management System (BMS) ICs. Covering voltages of 70-125V, these complementary NMOS/PMOS devices are based on the company’s XT018 BCD-on-SOI platform with Deep Trench Isolation (DTI) and support for automotive AEC-Q100 Grade 0 products.
Highly sensitive SPAD devices based on modular process technology
X-FAB Silicon Foundries continues to develop semiconductor solutions to address the most difficult of design challenges. It has now announced the availability of Avalanche Photodiode (APD) and Single-Photon Avalanche Diode (SPAD) products for implementation in scenarios where there are extremely low light conditions to contend with and augmented sensitivity is required, as well as tight timing resolutions involved.
Successful silicon of open-source RISC-V microcontroller
Analog/mixed-signal and specialty foundry, X-FAB Silicon Foundries, together with crowd-sourcing IC platform partner Efabless Corporation, have announced the successful first-silicon availability of the Efabless RISC-V System on Chip (SoC) reference design. This open-source semiconductor project went from design start to tape-out in less than three months using the Efabless design flow based on open-source tools.
High-voltage galvanic isolation technology
Analog/mixed-signal and specialty foundry, X-FAB Silicon Foundries, has announced the full volume production release of its new high temperature galvanic isolation semiconductor process. This proprietary technology is fully automotive qualified, and offers greater reliability levels compared to options offered by the competition.
SiC foundry capacity doubled in response to customer demand
X-FAB Silicon Foundries has announced plans to double their 6" Silicon Carbide (SiC) process capacity at its fab in Lubbock, Texas in response to increased customer demand for high efficiency power semiconductor devices.
Galvanic isolation technology enables signal solutions
The availability of a new galvanic isolation process technology that enables the fabrication of robust and reliable high voltage signal isolation solutions, has been announced by X-FAB Silicon Foundries. According to the company, the new process achieves best-in-class isolation performance. By leveraging it, X-FAB’s customers will be able to design their own capacitive or inductive couplers for a wide range of applications. ...
X-FAB achieves IATF 16949 automotive quality certification
Analogue/mixed-signal and MEMS manufacturer, X-FAB Silicon Foundries, has announced that it is the first semiconductor foundry whose manufacturing sites are certified for automotive manufacturing according to the new IATF-16949:2016 International Automotive Quality Management System (QMS). The certification is acknowledged as the industry’s highest standard of system and process quality for automotive suppliers.
Low-power eFlash block optimised for IoT devices
Two new Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) IP solutions have been announced by X-FAB - a low power embedded Flash (eFlash) IP block and a NVRAM compiler. Both are based on the company’s proprietary 180nm XH018 mixed-signal CMOS technology and are targeted at applications requiring high reliability and field re-programmability while operating at low power and in harsh environments.
Transistors target noise-sensitive applications
Based on the company’s proprietary 180nm XH018 mixed-signal CMOS technology, X-FAB has announced the expansion of its low-noise transistor portfolio. Three new transistors are now available: a 1.8V low-noise NMOS, a 3.3V low-noise NMOS and a 3.3V low-noise PMOS – all of which offer drastically reduced flicker noise compared to standard CMOS offerings.
First GaN-on-Silicon Devices on 200-mm Wafers
X-FAB Silicon Foundries and Exagan, a start-up innovator of gallium-nitride (GaN) semiconductor technology enabling smaller and more efficient electrical converters, have demonstrated mass-production capability to manufacture highly efficient high-voltage power devices on 200-mm GaN-on-silicon wafers using X-FAB’s standard CMOS production facility in Dresden, Germany.
X-FAB and efabless co-sponsor design challenge
In order to drive further ingenuity in IC development, X-FAB Silicon Foundries and efabless have announced the launch of an open mixed-signal design challenge. The objective of this challenge is to give designers across the globe, of all levels of experience, the opportunity to deliver a completed design IP for an ultra-low power voltage reference. The IP will be developed in X-FAB’s 350nm mixed-signal process with designers being granted a...
X-FAB is the industry’s leading high volume SiC foundry
Advancing semiconductor technology, X-FAB Silicon Foundries has reached another important milestone in the establishing of the world’s first semiconductor foundry to support 6-inch silicon carbide (SiC) production. The company, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the PowerAmerica Institute, has just deployed a high temperature implanter at its facility in Lubbock, Texas.
X-FAB to acquire assets of Altis Semiconductor
As a result of insolvency proceedings, X-FAB Silicon Foundries has announced that it will acquire the assets of Altis Semiconductor, a specialty stand alone foundry located in the Greater Paris area.
X-FAB confirmed at Medical MEMS & Sensors Conference 2016
X-FAB MEMS Foundry has further underlined its ongoing commitment to delivering next gen micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) solutions to the medical sector by continuing its sponsorship of the Medical MEMS & Sensors conference in Santa Clara.
X-FAB drives industry’s transition into 6" SiC production
X-FAB Silicon Foundries is putting itself at the vanguard of wide-bandgap semiconductor production by announcing the availability of its silicon carbide (SiC) offering from its wafer fab in Lubbock, Texas. Thanks to major internal investments in the conversion of capital equipment, as well as the support provided by the PowerAmerica Institute at NC State University, X-FAB Texas has heavily upgraded its manufacturing resources in order to ma...
Design award aims to encourage innovative thinking
X-FAB Silicon Foundries has announced the establishing of its X-Cite Award Programme. X-Cite will allow engineering teams to experiment with more imaginative design concepts using the semiconductor processes provided by X-FAB as a foundation. Fabless semiconductor companies as well as research establishments experienced in IC development will all be eligible to enter the award programme. The winner will then be given a free prototyping run to val...
X-FAB announces investments to further expand X-FAB Sarawak capacity
X-FAB Silicon Foundries has announced it will expand the capacity and capabilities of its Kuching-based foundry operation, X-FAB Sarawak, to meet accelerating demand for its core technologies, the 0.18 and 0.35µm process platforms. With revenue having grown 25% for each of the past two years and similar growth expected for the next two years, X-FAB plans to invest a total of $114m between 2015 and 2017. This includes capex spending amountin...