Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

AMI Semiconductor and IMEC Enter Into Development Collaboration for Next Generation Smart Power Technologies

29.01.2008
Semiconductor (NASDAQ: AMIS), a leading designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art mixed-signal and digital products for the automotive, medical, industrial, aerospace, and high-voltage communication markets, has entered into a new two-year collaboration program with IMEC - Europe's leading independent research center in the field of nanoelectronics – to develop AMI Semiconductor’s future Smart Power Technologies.

Under the terms of the agreement, AMIS will develop critical and novel Smart Power processes and devices in IMEC's advanced 200mm facilities, and use IMEC’s know-how and experience in deep submicron process technology. A team of on-site AMIS engineers will jointly work with IMEC engineers in the IMEC premises in Leuven, Belgium, in close collaboration with the AMIS Smart Power team in Oudenaarde, Belgium.

Christine King, CEO of AMIS states that IMEC is the right partner to support their future Smart Power development programs: "This collaborative agreement will allow us to develop our next generation I4T Smart Power Technology platform while protecting our differentiating and critical IP. IMEC is the ideal collaborative partner because of its advanced infrastructure, its outstanding engineering competences, and its business model. Furthermore, being close to our Smart Power team in Oudenaarde is an important asset".

AMIS has collaborated with IMEC on a number of developments during the last twenty years. The new agreement takes the relationship between the two companies to a new level by moving, for the first time, part of the AMIS advanced technology R&D into IMEC's own premises. I4T will be the fourth generation of the AMIS Smart Power Technology platform. This platform allows the integration of high voltage and power functions with dense logic, processors and memories into a single device. The I4T platform will enable complex system-on-chip (SoC) Smart Power systems for next generation automotive, power regulation, and communications applications.

Gilbert Declerck, the IMEC CEO states: "IMEC is happy to strengthen, with this cooperation agreement, the activities of AMIS in the Flemish region of Belgium. The new project with AMIS fits IMEC's CMORE program, targeted at R&D for new fabrication processes and device technologies focusing on performance and new functions, rather than further scaling of transistors.”

CMORE makes use of IMEC's state-of-the art 200mm processing facility with a 130/90nm CMOS platform technology. As part of CMORE program IMEC is developing, amongst other projects, SiGe-based integrated MEMS processes and devices, thin film technology for integrated passive components and submicron SOI- (silicon on insulator-) based photonic devices.

Katrien Marent | alfa
Further information:
http://www.imec.be/wwwinter/mediacenter/en/AMIS_2008.shtml

More articles from Power and Electrical Engineering:

nachricht Microhotplates for a smart gas sensor
22.02.2017 | Toyohashi University of Technology

nachricht Positrons as a new tool for lithium ion battery research: Holes in the electrode
22.02.2017 | Technische Universität München

All articles from Power and Electrical Engineering >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Breakthrough with a chain of gold atoms

In the field of nanoscience, an international team of physicists with participants from Konstanz has achieved a breakthrough in understanding heat transport

In the field of nanoscience, an international team of physicists with participants from Konstanz has achieved a breakthrough in understanding heat transport

Im Focus: DNA repair: a new letter in the cell alphabet

Results reveal how discoveries may be hidden in scientific “blind spots”

Cells need to repair damaged DNA in our genes to prevent the development of cancer and other diseases. Our cells therefore activate and send “repair-proteins”...

Im Focus: Dresdner scientists print tomorrow’s world

The Fraunhofer IWS Dresden and Technische Universität Dresden inaugurated their jointly operated Center for Additive Manufacturing Dresden (AMCD) with a festive ceremony on February 7, 2017. Scientists from various disciplines perform research on materials, additive manufacturing processes and innovative technologies, which build up components in a layer by layer process. This technology opens up new horizons for component design and combinations of functions. For example during fabrication, electrical conductors and sensors are already able to be additively manufactured into components. They provide information about stress conditions of a product during operation.

The 3D-printing technology, or additive manufacturing as it is often called, has long made the step out of scientific research laboratories into industrial...

Im Focus: Mimicking nature's cellular architectures via 3-D printing

Research offers new level of control over the structure of 3-D printed materials

Nature does amazing things with limited design materials. Grass, for example, can support its own weight, resist strong wind loads, and recover after being...

Im Focus: Three Magnetic States for Each Hole

Nanometer-scale magnetic perforated grids could create new possibilities for computing. Together with international colleagues, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have shown how a cobalt grid can be reliably programmed at room temperature. In addition they discovered that for every hole ("antidot") three magnetic states can be configured. The results have been published in the journal "Scientific Reports".

Physicist Dr. Rantej Bali from the HZDR, together with scientists from Singapore and Australia, designed a special grid structure in a thin layer of cobalt in...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Booth and panel discussion – The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings at the AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting

13.02.2017 | Event News

Complex Loading versus Hidden Reserves

10.02.2017 | Event News

International Conference on Crystal Growth in Freiburg

09.02.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Microhotplates for a smart gas sensor

22.02.2017 | Power and Electrical Engineering

Scientists unlock ability to generate new sensory hair cells

22.02.2017 | Life Sciences

Prediction: More gas-giants will be found orbiting Sun-like stars

22.02.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>