Dongbu HiTek Launches Analog/Power Ecosystem
to Streamline Development of Automotive and
“Analog POWERhouse™ Connection” links Dongbu HiTek’s BCDMOS processing to supply chain expertise
from 18 companies to reduce development time and cut costs
December 09, 2010 12:03 PM Eastern Time
SEOUL, South Korea--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Dongbu HiTek today unveiled an analog/power
semiconductor ecosystem that promises to reduce both the time and cost to develop automotive and power ICs.
Called the Analog POWERhouse™ Connection, the new ecosystem efficiently links Dongbu HiTek’s BCDMOS
foundry processing with 18 well established companies, each with expertise at key nodes along the IC supply chain.
Four of these companies specialize in intellectual property (IP) and design while five focus on testing and nine on
packaging. By tailoring ecosystem support to the needs of each customer and efficiently managing selected
resources, Dongbu HiTek aims to sharpen its competitive edge as well as that of its customers.
“We carefully formulated our ecosystem to provide the industry’s most efficient and collaborative support for chip
designers targeting the automotive and power IC market,” asserted Jae Song, VP of sales and marketing for Dongbu
HiTek. “From providing critical IP access, prototype design/verification and specialized wafer processing to testing
and packaging, our Analog POWERhouse Specialists deliver superb performance across all critical steps in the
development of automotive and power ICs.” He expects the ecosystem unveiled today to expand in two ways: by
adding new resources from current partners in the supply chain; and by selectively adding new expert-partners at
strategic locations around the globe.
Analog POWERhouse Specialists
At the hub of the ecosystem is Dongbu HiTek, which has steadily expanded its capabilities to meet the demanding
criteria to manufacture automotive ICs over the past decade. Two months ago the company fully qualified its
advanced 180nm Mixed-Signal (MS180) Process and EEPROM IP to meet the rigorous quality/reliability criteria
set forth in the automotive AEC-Q100 ‘Grade 0’ standard. At the same time, the company confirmed that its
0.35um BCDMOS (BD350) process and other Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) modules were currently being
qualified to the same AEC-Q100 stress level. Moreover, Dongbu HiTek is committed to provide best-in-class
Analog CMOS and BCDMOS processing for low-voltage, energy-efficient chips as well as high-voltage chips,
currently up to 85V and soon up to 700V.
As a design/IP ecosystem partner, Triune Systems specifically targets the automotive electronics market with its
LIN transceiver IP, a physical layer device for single wire communications where high data rate is not required; thus
a cost effective solution can be achieved with wiring and microprocessor implementation. Triune Systems also offers
its NanoSmart™ regulator IP, which clearly demonstrates the strength of Dongbu HiTek’s process technology for
critical markets such as energy harvesting. Other design and IP specialists playing key roles in the ecosystem include
Mandate and IK Semicon, both providing comprehensive design services in power management, and POPCore
Tech, which specializes in precision analog design capabilities.
Testing specialists comprise Anora and Microtech Laboratories in the U.S, KYEC in Taiwan, and GM Test and
I-Test in Korea. Anora provides innovative analog/power design-for-test methodologies that substantially reduce
the time, resources and costs associated with test development and production testing without sacrificing test
coverage. Typical results include reducing the cycle time (from final design to release to production) by half as well
as production test implementations that can cost as little as 25 percent of standard approaches. Microtech provides
physical defect failure analysis as well as electrical analysis that can resolve complex analog parametric issues.
Packaging specialists include Chipbond and TICP in Taiwan, UNISEM in Malaysia, and NEPES, LBS,
SEMITEQ, Hanamicron, and Signetics in Korea, as well as AMKOR. By leveraging this extensive array of test
and packaging resources including specialized technologies such as thick copper for power, Dongbu HiTek’s Supply
Chain Management team can craft turnkey services that target the combination of capabilities that best meet the
customer’s requirements for achieving both technical and business goals.
About Dongbu HiTek
Headquartered in Seoul, Korea, Dongbu HiTek Co., Ltd. specializes in delivering best-in-class analog and mixed
signal semiconductor technologies as well as foundry services that add high value. The Analog POWERhouseTM
company fully supports IC development with a processing portfolio that encompasses Analog, BCDMOS, High
Voltage CMOS, CMOS RF, CMOS Image Sensor (CIS), Display Driver IC (DDI), and NOR Flash technologies.
Currently processing 200mm wafers at nodes ranging from 0.35 microns to 90 nanometers, the company
complements its world class foundry capabilities with top quality design support (e.g. Intellectual Property, Design
Libraries, ESD Protection), prototype development/verification, and packaging/module development. Dongbu
HiTek’s stock is publicly traded under 000990 on the Korea Stock Exchange. For more information, visit
Dongbu HiTek HQ
Dongbu HiTek USA