SAN FRANCISCO—South Korean chip foundry Dongbu HiTek Co. Ltd. Monday (Aug. 29) announced the availability of a pair of specialized 180-nm process technologies for creating analog, power, and mixed-signal chips.
Dongbu (Seoul, South Korea) introduced a hig-performance analog CMOS process featuring precision-tuned active and passive components to implement data converters for medical and metrology applications. The company also unveiled its BD180X BCDMOS process to support operating voltages over the 40V-to-60V range for industrial and automotive uses.
Lou Hutter, senior vice president and general manager of Dongbu's Analog Foundry business unit, said through a statement that the company's new analog CMOS HP180 process would give designers the options to differentiate their products without depending exclusively on traditional analog IDMs.
Hutter said the HP180 process supports operating voltages up to 24V. He said he expects the HP180 process to be enthusiastically received by fabless chip designers looking to develop standalone precision data converters or integrated high-performance analog system-on-chip designs.
Hutter said Dongbu is currently sampling BCDMOS chips for ultra high-voltage automotive and industrial applications that are implemented with its proprietary UHV 700V process.