Foundry Forges Analog Process Control

Sept. 21, 2016
A commercial foundry works closely with customers to provide a wide range of custom ICs.
Image courtesy of TowerJazz

Analog integrated circuits (ICs) are the end results of the wide range of semiconductor processes offered by TowerJazz. The firm works closely with design engineers to achieve required functionality and performance results from a particular customizable process technology, including silicon-germanium (SiGe) BiCMOS, RF CMOS, CMOS, mixed-signal CMOS, and even microelectromechanical-systems (MEMS) capabilities.

Visitors to Booth 523 at EDI CON 2016 may wish to learn more about the firm’s popular process design kits (PDKs), which include accurate models and software modeling tools for efficiently executing IC layouts complete with process control monitoring (PCM) capabilities. The PDKs include layout utilities to speed layout designs as well as reference designs for comparison. The extensive computer models include silicon-verified substrate models, backed by Montel Carlo statistical analysis and process variation modeling tools.

About the Author

Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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