ams presents Sensor Technology Portfolio for IoT Applications

April 14, 2015 by Jeff Shepard

The Full Service Foundry division of ams AG today presented at the 2015 GSA Silicon Summit its comprehensive sensor technology and solutions portfolio which provides foundry customers a complete tool set to develop advanced sensor solutions today's electronic megatrends. Current market trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Wearables, Industry 4.0 and Smart Cities will substantially drive global semiconductor growth and innovations in microelectronics. Novel actuators and sensing solutions will enable a variety of new products, thus creating numerous business opportunities for established businesses and innovative start-ups.

Offering a comprehensive PDK and IP block portfolio, advanced process technologies as well as product qualification services and supply chain management capabilities, ams’ Full Service Foundry division enables customers to develop advanced solutions for applications such as environmental monitoring, infrastructure and energy management, facility and home automation, transportation as well as wearables, medical and healthcare monitoring systems.

Specialty wafer manufacturing technologies such as High-Voltage CMOS to create MEMS driver ICs and switches, SiGe-BiCMOS for low noise and high speed sensor interfaces, ultra-low leakage libraries (ULL) to extend operating time of battery powered applications, and monolithic & heterogeneous integration technologies (Wafer Level Chip Scale Packaging and Through Silicon Vias) provide a proven route to “first-time-right” designs for a wide range of System-on-Chip (SoC) and System-in-Package (SiP) solutions.

“Riding the IoT-wave, our partners have to cope with an increasing systems complexity while their time to market is constantly getting shorter” states Markus Wuchse, GM of ams’ division Full Service Foundry. “As we are part of an IDM with an advanced sensor solutions portfolio, our foundry customers can significantly mitigate their development risks by accessing our huge IP portfolio and reduce their efforts and development cycles utilizing our turnkey solutions offerings.”