Radio Frequency (RF) CMOS (SOI and bulk)
Our commercial SiGe BiCMOS and RF CMOS technologies enable high speed consumer applications including cellular/front end PA and switch and antenna tuner modules, TV tuners, and radio transceivers in cell phone, WLAN, WiMAX and GPS devices. We offer wireless antenna switch SOI process technology applicable to multiple wireless standards. Our RF technology allows customers to acquire best-in-class performance very cost effectively for the highest ROI possible of any alternate solution. This offering achieves noise and power performance that is competitive with GaAs while offering as much as 40% lower die cost. Our RF CMOS offering is desirable for the most cost-sensitive RF devices. Our leadership technology provides the industry’s best cost and performance-optimized RF solution and meets our customers’ requirements for a fast and efficient RF design flow.
High Performance Analog (HPA)
We are the industry’s only pure play foundry with multi-fab SiGe BiCMOS capability for the manufacture of HPA products optimized for high-speed and low power devices for today’s high-frequency networking and wireless communications. Our industry-leading SiGe BiCMOS process reaches switching speeds of greater than 280GHz (SBC18H3) and is ideal for automotive radar, mmWave components, TIAs, LD, CDRs, Femtocells/Picocells and Fiber Channel applications. To meet our customers’ needs to deliver competitively differentiated products, we offer customizable design kits geared for high frequency devices. To minimize design spins, we leverage our design enablement and HPA application expertise for first-pass success. Our SiGe process utilizes state-of-the-art processing technology in order to drive high-speed performance while providing an ideal platform for logic and analog integration.