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X-FAB turns Malaysia facility to analog/mixed-signal fab

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:analog/mixed signal fab? BiCMOS? non-volatile memory?

X-FAB Silicon Foundries is transforming its Sarawak, Malaysia facility into an analog/mixed-signal foundry operation.

Within 15 months of closing the merger that added the Sarawak facility, X-FAB has successfully transferred four complex processes and added a new 0.18?m technology to its line-up. This rapid progress aligns with the company's substantial growth during the past year, and allows X-FAB to satisfy rising customer demand worldwide for analog/mixed-signal technologies.

The processes transferred include two 0.6?m processesCX06, an analog/mixed-signal process; and XB06, a high-performance BiCMOS process.

X-FAB also moved two 0.35?m processesXH035, a high-performance analog/mixed-signal process with high-voltage and embedded non-volatile memory (NVM); and XL035, a low-threshold process with embedded NVM. Companies using X-FAB's existing 0.6- and 0.35?m process platforms can reuse their current design IP and maintain their current design environments, resulting in significant cost-savings.

In addition, X-FAB added RF-CMOS characterization to its 0.18?m technology, which includes RF transistors; varactors; single, double and triple MIM capacitors; and large Q-factor inductors. Other features expected later this year are automotive high-voltage transistors, one-time and multiple-time programmable memories, and embedded EEPROM/flash options.




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