High-Voltage I/O Library offers 4 kV ESD protection.

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To ensure ESD robustness of complex analog/mixed-signal designs in power management, automotive or medical applications, 0.35 µm High-Voltage CMOS process technology (H35) offers 4 kV HBM ESD protection level for 50 V max supply voltage. This periphery library includes fully scalable High-Voltage NMOS and PMOS devices, floating logic libraries, as well as optimal power-on resistance. Process allows integration of 3.3/5/20/50/120 V devices on one chip.

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austriamicrosystems Releases High-Voltage IO library Offering 4kV ESD Protection

austriamicrosystems ready to use ESD solution ensures ESD robustness of complex analog/mixed-signal designs in power management, automotive or medical applications

Unterpremstaetten, Austria (July 10, 2008) - austriamicrosystems business unit Full Service Foundry today announced that its state-of-the art 0.35µm High-Voltage CMOS process technology "H35" is now offering 4kV ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) protection. The new silicon proven H35 periphery library guarantees a 4kV HBM (Human Body Model) ESD protection compliant to the MIL-883E, Method 3015.7 and JEDEC JESD22-A114B ESD standards.

The new IO library cells with built-in ESD protection structures offer 4kV HBM ESD protection level for 50V maximum supply voltage and are available as an add-on to the current HIT-Kit version v3.72. Registered users may download the new periphery cells from our technical web server at http://asic.austriamicrosystems.com/download.

"Proper ESD protection on both chip and system level is one of the utmost demands of our customers. Offering competitive ESD protection solutions enables us to serve our customers' needs and demands in designing complex analog mixed-signal products with optimal ESD protection on chip level" says Thomas Riener, General Manager Full Service Foundry at austriamicrosystems. "Dedicated ESD reviews and consulting services further enhance austriamicrosystems' analog foundry portfolio."

austriamicrosystems' 0.35µm High-Voltage CMOS technology is the first purely CMOS based High-Voltage process that matches BCD performance and chip sizes at much lower process complexity. It offers fully scalable High-Voltage NMOS and PMOS devices, floating logic libraries as well as a best-in-class power-on resistance. The process allows the integration of 3.3V, 5V, 20V, 50V and 120V devices on a single chip, which makes it the ideal technology for complex analog/mixed-signal designs in power management, automotive or medical applications.

About austriamicrosystems
austriamicrosystems' business unit Full Service Foundry has successfully positioned itself in the analog/mixedsignal foundry market offering well-established RF CMOS, High-Voltage CMOS, BiCMOS and SiGe-BiCMOS processes. With superior support during the design phase, high-end tools and experienced engineers, austriamicrosystems succeeds to be an attractive analog foundry partner especially for fabless design houses.

austriamicrosystems is a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs, combining more than 25 years of analog design capabilities and system know-how with its own state-of-the-art manufacturing and test facilities. austriamicrosystems leverages its expertise in low power and high accuracy to provide industry-leading customized and standard analog products. Operating worldwide with more than 1,000 employees, austriamicrosystems focuses on the areas of power management, sensors & sensor interfaces and mobile entertainment in its markets Communications, Industry & Medical and Automotive, complemented by its Full Service Foundry activities. austriamicrosystems is listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange in Zurich (ticker: AMS). For more information, please visit the web site at www.austriamicrosystems.com.

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