foundries are capital equipment intensive and require dedicated personnel.
The resulting costs impose significant entry barriers to novel devices
through minimum production volume and pricing restrictions. Companies
prefer instead to build their own fabs only when the product concept is
mature enough and the market potential validated.
operates in a 'fabless' mode, with no in-house device foundry. We focus
all our efforts in selecting the technology that best suits the product's
technical goals, development budget and project timetable. We use both
stable and developmental processes at a number of fab houses around the
world. We select them not only for their ability to provide adequate prototyping
runs, but also for their ability to ramp up volume production according
to your specific product restrictions in the form of volume estimates,
turnaround time and overall development costs. We perform device post
processing to satisfy specific customization requirements and oversee
manufacturing of your microsystem prototype throughout the prototyping