May 24, 2012 -- X-FAB Silicon Foundries AG today announced XU035, a new CMOS-based process for ultra-high-voltage consumer applications such as AC LED lighting, chargers with no-load power consumption and other power conversion and control applications. The new XU035 process provides low specific On-resistance 700-V power devices and the lowest mask count in the foundry industry, enabling the most cost-effective solutions for consumer applications.
The combination of this cost-competitive process architecture and X-FAB's comprehensive design support enables first-time-right designs for fast time-to-market. The new XU035 process includes multiple cost-efficiency features such as a single poly and single 5-V gate oxide architecture, 8-inch bulk starting material, optional third routing and power metals and optional MIM capacitors. It also includes a depletion transistor and a high-resistive poly module. Depending on the process module combination chosen, the total mask count range of 13 to 18 is the foundry industry's lowest.
Besides the 700-V N&PMOS, DMOS and depletion transistors with RDSon as low as 15Ohm/mm² and 20-V and 40-V devices with floating high-side capabilities, XU035 process users can select from a spectrum of analog passive devices such as UHV resistors, MOS and MIM capacitors and protection diodes, to match their specific application needs. XU035 comes with comprehensive X-FAB design support including PDKs for all major design environments, precise Spectre and H-Spice models, digital libraries and 2-kV ESD support.
The XU035 process will be available for tape-ins of prototypes and risk production in June 2012.
Go to the X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries AG website to find additional information.