Winchester, UK - Dongbu HiTek (Seoul, Korea) is to manufacture Low Frequency (LF) receiver ICs for Micro Analog Systems Oy (MAS), a fabless analog semiconductor company based in Espoo, Finland.
Serving as a core component in global radio controlled time-signal application, the LF receiver chips will be manufactured at Dongbu HiTek's world class wafer fab using a specialized BCDMOS process at the 0.35-micron node.
The LF receiver chip destined for MAS has been designed to enable accurate real-time capture of radio transmissions from time signal stations around the world. The LF receiver chip captures time calibration data via low frequency (long wave) transmissions regardless of the location of the transmitter or receiver. As a result, LF communications overcomes limitations associated with use of high frequency (short wave) techniques.
"Our sales momentum continues to build across U.S., Japan, and Europe thanks to our sharpened focus on developing and manufacturing best-in-class analog and mixed-signal chips," said Jae Song, VP of Dongbu HiTek's Analog Foundry Business Unit. "Adding MAS to our expanding customer roster demonstrates our strengthening competitiveness in the high-performance analog sector, fueled by our commitment to add high customer value while improving our gross margin."
Dongbu HiTek launched the world's first BCDMOS process at the 0.18 micron level node in June 2008. This year, the company plans to introduce mid-voltage (less than 20 V) BCDMOS chips for cell-phones as well as ultra-high voltage (more than 200 V) BCDMOS for industrial applications.