X-FAB and Silicon Works to bring sensor solutions to Korean automotive market

By : |January 4, 2015 0 First product successfully transferred to mass production; further projects in development
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ERFURT, GERMANY & DAEJEON CITY, SOUTH KOREA: X-FAB Silicon Foundries, the trusted automotive foundry, and Silicon Works, the leading Korean fabless company, have reached a milestone in their strategic partnership to bring new automotive sensor solutions to the Korean market and replace current devices with domestic solutions.

Mass production of their first device – a signal processing IC – now is underway at X-FAB’s 200mm facility in Kuching, Malaysia. This product for non-magnetic position or displacement sensors, suitable for automotive and industrial applications, is fully qualified according to AECQ100 standards.

X-FAB, a long-standing supplier to the automotive industry, achieves more than 50 percent of its revenue through automotive devices; its development and manufacturing procedures fully comply with strict automotive quality standards (ISO TS 16949).

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Silicon Works achieved record turnaround time from idea to product by leveraging X-FAB’s first-time-right approach; this approach enables designers to achieve functional silicon at first design iteration through an entire ecosystem of tools, dedicated support, comprehensive simulation and modelling data. Further devices are already in the prototyping phase, deepening the relationship of both companies and laying the foundation for market success.

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