TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Win Semiconductors Corp. has agreed to work with Dutch contract research organization The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), whose Physics and Electronics Laboratory is to supply design services for its gallium arsenide foundry.
TNO-FEL, the Physics and Electronics Laboratory of TNO, has already designed several circuits in WIN's gallium arsenide technology. Taoyuan-based Win -- a five-year-old startup founded by former executives of Lucent, Philips, and TRW -- provides gallium arsenide foundry services in a 6-inch fab in Taiwan. Win opened its doors for business in 2000 and in 2002 said it would branch out into indium gallium phosphide (see January 28, 2002, story).
"The state of the art GaAs technologies, the fast turn around time and the ability to produce in very high volumes is what our industrial customers need to keep ahead of the competition. Together with Win we can offer this to our clients," said F.L.M. van den Bogaart, head of the integrated front-end solutions at TNO-FEL, in a statement.
TNO Physics and Electronics Laboratory (TNO-FEL) has more than 500 employees and provides research, development, engineering and consultancy services to governments and industry, Win said.
The Integrated Front End Solutions department has experience in the design of miniaturized microwave and RF front-ends, MMICs and phased array antennas. The department has been involved in the design of numerous MMICs, such as low-noise amplifiers, vector modulators, power amplifiers and core chips.
To that end TNO-FEL is equipped with linear and non-linear design software, parameter extraction software and 2.5 and 3D electromagnetic analysis software.