Semiconductor process offers expanded capacity for high-voltage technology

30-07-2019 | X-FAB | Semiconductors

X-FAB Silicon Foundries has announced that its high-voltage 180nm CMOS semiconductor process (XH018) is now offered for automotive applications through the company’s production facility in France.

The high-voltage XH018 technology now available complements the RF-SOI technology already in production at that site for many years.

Specially optimised for automotive, industrial and medical applications, the mixed-signal process has a modular architecture that gives maximum customer flexibility. As well as supporting high-temperature and low leakage operation, the process comes with advanced PDK features to enhance the design robustness and facilitates first-time-right functional silicon. The offering incorporates advanced digital memory IP optimised for power, performance and area plus analog/mixed-signal reference design kits and tools for monitoring operating conditions and ESD robustness.

“We are very pleased that our XH018 high-voltage process, currently running in our high volume fab in Malaysia, has now been successfully installed also in France. With this, we now have a dual source for our main 180nm platform and the capacity needed to serve the increasing demands of our customers” states Rudi De Winter, X-FAB’s CEO.”

By Natasha Shek