October 08, 2007
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* X-FAB Silicon Foundries announced “major enhancements” to its XH035 0.35 micrometer analog/mixed-signal platform, which the company says offers “full modularity of digital, analog, high-voltage and embedded non-volatile memory (NVM) features, for maximum cost efficiency. This combination addresses the majority of advanced analog/mixed-signal and high-voltage design needs and, at the same time, provides a cost-effective way for companies to choose only those options that match their specific requirements.”
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X-FAB also says it has enhanced its existing 0.35 micrometer XH035 high-voltage devices to yield lower on-resistance at lower mask count. The Press Release says: “The new process features include a large variety of active and passive devices to address analog/mixed-signal design needs, [including] low-leakage and low-threshold core module options, additional primitive devices such as double MIM capacitors, 10k poly resistors and Schottky diodes, as well as HV depletion and HV thin gate oxide transistors.”
Jens Kosch, CTO at X-FAB, is quoted: “Our customers working on advanced analog/mixed-signal tell us that smaller, cost-effective chip design is crucial for their success. X-FAB’s technology precisely meets that need – allowing [customers] to select from a wide choice of options and modules, efficiently place more chips on a wafer at no additional cost, and reuse their analog IP.”
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