ams offers More than Silicon in optoelectronics
Unterpremstaetten, Austria 12 August, 2015 — The Full Service Foundry division of ams AG SIX: AMS, a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, today announced it is extending its 0.35µm CMOS optoelectronics IC foundry platform to offer chip designers greater sensitivity and precision and more light filtering capabilities.
This platform is an add-on to the company’s ”More Than Silicon” portfolio, under which ams provides a package of technology modules, intellectual property, cell libraries, engineering consultancy and services to help customers successfully develop advanced analog and mixed-signal circuit designs based on its specialty technologies.ams’ dedicated optoelectronics foundry platform is based on an advanced 0.35µm CMOS opto process. It includes technology enhancements and developments in the front end at device level, in the back end post-processing steps after wafer manufacturing and at the package and assembly level. At device level, ams now provides foundry customers with access to PN diodes that offer optimized responsivity at custom specific wavelengths from blue to near infra-red and minimized dark current rates, as well as a PIN diode combining very low capacitance with high quantum efficiencies.