STMicroelectronics Makes Analog 130nm H9A CMOS Process Available Through CMPSemiconductor technology leaders ST and CMP help universities, research labs and companies prototype next generation of Systems-on-Chip
“There has been a great interest in designing ICs using these processes, with about 300 projects having been designed in 90nm (phased out in 2009), and more than 350 already in bulk 65nm,” said Bernard Courtois, Director of CMP. “In addition, more than 60 projects have already been designed in 65nm SOI and many top universities in Europe, USA/Canada and Asia have already taken advantage of the collaboration between CMP and ST.”The CMP multi-project wafer service allows organizations to obtain small quantities--typically from a few dozens to a few thousand units--of advanced ICs. H9A design rules and design kits are now available for universities and microelectronics companies and the first requests are already being answered. A run is forecast for September 2013 to carry the first contributions.
ST will propose ULP/ULQC devices (Ultra Low Power, Ultra Low Quiescent Current) in the next Design Kit (DK) generations as this is a requirement for harvesting low-energy sources and for long-life autonomous intelligent systems. One of the world’s most advanced 200mm wafer plants, ST’s Rousset site has become a center of excellence that provides a technology designed for low consumption and slow duty cycles and attracts innovating contributions and collaborations from the academic research environment While providing additional features in the near future, compatibility with current DK and process will be granted regardless of the technology evolutions in order to keep a stable offer and allow medium- and long-term planning to interested universities and design firms.The cost of the H9A CMOS process has been fixed to 2200 Euro/mm².
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