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austriamicrosystems celebrates 4th anniversary of high volume production of its best-in-class 120 V 0.35 µm High-Voltage CMOS process

(PresseBox) (Unterpremstaetten, ) Successfully introduced already in May 2006, foundry customers benefit from a fully qualified, highvolume production proven and mature High-Voltage CMOS technology ideally suited for emerging applications such as sensor interfaces, power over ethernet, motor controllers and a variety of automotive applications Unterpremstaetten, Austria (July 22, 2010) - austriamicrosystems (SIX: AMS) Full Service Foundry business unit today announced the fourth anniversary of high volume production of its leading edge 120 V 0.35 ?m High-Voltage CMOS technology H35. The H35 specialty foundry technology allows the integration of 3.3 V, 5 V, 20 V, 50 V and 120 V NMOS and PMOS devices on a single chip without any process changes.

H35 is the first purely CMOS based High-Voltage foundry process that matches BCD performance and chip sizes at much lower process complexity. Rigorous modularity permits 100 % reuse of low voltage CMOS design IP. H35 offers fully scalable High-Voltage NMOS and PMOS devices, floating logic libraries as well as a bestinclass poweron resistance. This makes the 120 V High-Voltage CMOS technology a compelling solution for fabless design houses and IDMs engaged in fields such as sensor interfaces, power over ethernet, motor controllers and a variety of automotive applications.

"The 0.35 ?m High-Voltage CMOS process has been running for more than four years in high volume production in austriamicrosystems' stateoftheart 8inch wafer fabrication facility. A vast number of foundry customers have benefited from austriamicrosystems' highvoltage knowhow and commitment to provide customers bestinclass analog semiconductor process technology, manufacturing and services." says Thomas Riener, Vice President and General Manager of austriamicrosystems' Full Service Foundry business unit. "As only three mask levels on top of CMOS are required, it makes the H35 the lowest complexity process in the market. Combined with area and performance optimized devices, H35 is the optimum choice for designing competitive products in a voltage range from 20 V to 120 V."

For its fully automotive and medical qualified High-Voltage CMOS process H35, austriamicrosystems delivers its industry benchmark design environment ("HIT-Kit"). The HIT-Kit comes complete with siliconvalidated digital libraries, I/O libraries meeting the military ESD and JEDEC latchup standards with I/O pads designed to surpass 8 kV HBM and 250 mA latchup immunity, special utilities optimized for High-Voltage CMOS product design and excellent characterized circuit simulation models. Read more details about this new HIT-Kit version on our Foundry Support Server at http://asic.austriamicrosystems.com/hitkit.

About ams AG

austriamicrosystems' business unit Full Service Foundry has successfully positioned itself in the analog/mixedsignal foundry market offering wellestablished RF CMOS, High-Voltage CMOS, BiCMOS, SiGe-BiCMOS and embedded EEPROM processes. With superior support during the design phase, highend tools and experienced engineers, austriamicrosystems succeeds to be an attractive analog foundry partner especially for fabless design houses.

austriamicrosystems is a leading designer and manufacturer of standard and customized highperformance analog ICs in the areas of power management, sensors & sensor interfaces and mobile infotainment. Complemented by its full service foundry services, the company focuses on the communications, industrial & medical and automotive markets. austriamicrosystems leverages almost 30 years of expertise in low power and high accuracy to provide industryleading products, operating worldwide with more that 1,000 employees with its own stateoftheart manufacturing and test facilities. austriamicrosystems is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich (ticker symbol: AMS). For more information, visit www.austriamicrosystems.com.

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