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Localizing non-memory devices in Korea

Posted: 01 Jan 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:sung un-young? ee times korea? kec? yoon dong-hyun? non-memory semiconductor device?

Yoon: We are now expanding our products to include acceleration and hall sensors.

Last year, Korea's Best Electronic Components Awards presented two prizes to KEC Electronics Co. Ltd, a private semiconductor company.

Yoon Dong-Hyun, VP and the first technology center manager at KEC, won the president's prize for his localization services in the field of non-memory semiconductor devices and process development.

His achievements include the local development of the silicon pressure sensor (SPS) and precision pressure transducer (PPT) process in 2004. The SPS, a core technology for the ubiquitous era, can be used in the automotive, medical and industrial fields.

He also developed an analog CMOS process and established fab core facilities in 2005. Moreover, Yoon is localizing the low-pressure silicon sensor for industrial fuel-control equipment and the SPS for automobiles. The technology can convert the negative photo resist into positive photo resist.

On the other hand, KEC's PPT process can produce highly efficient line-card-to-switch (LCS) chips, optical amplifiers, shunt regulators and commercial chips like the reset IC. The PPT process can lower the cost of ubiquitous devices and applications such as the mobile Internet, cellphones, PDAs, power-supply ICs, sensors and packaging assembly. KEC earns more than $48 million each year from these technologies.

"KEC aims to be known for sensor technologies. We are now expanding our products to include acceleration and hall sensors," Yoon said.

- Sung Un-Young
EE TimesKorea




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