Power Electronics

Companies Jointly Develop Power Semiconductor Process

Power Analog Microelectronics (PAM), a developer of class-D digital audio amplifiers and high-power LED display-driver semiconductors, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have announced the joint development of Bipolar-CMOS-DMOS (BCD) technology based on a 0.25-micron high-voltage process specifically tailored to high-performance power analog ICs used in audio and video displays and devices.

As part of the joint effort, PAM is contributing its expertise in high-voltage and high-current IC designs with specialty devices requirements. TSMC is working to qualify the process for mass production, as PAM’s advanced high performance IC designs will be manufactured in TSMC’s high-yield fabrication plants.

“Support for advanced BCD technology is an important part of our analog semiconductor manufacturing business,” said Jason Chen, vice president of Corporate Development at TSMC. “Working with PAM allows us to partner with an innovator in power analog ICs with high-voltage design expertise.”

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