Since 1984 iC-Haus has specialized in producing customized, project-orientated integrated circuits. The company offers the entire spectrum of semiconductor services, from design to the fully tested, mass-produced product. Application-specific, customized ICs drive the iC-Haus capability, as well as the structure and services of its technical and production units.
Flexible product design and project implementation carried out by motivated and qualified engineers are the major factors which determine a project's success. Access to industrial process lines for the basic material, silicon, guarantees the necessary continuity, delivery assurance and quality, and also a share in technological progress. iC-Haus assembly, functions testing and quality assurance services conclude the production process of an innovative series product - the customized IC.
Realising a circuit - or even an entire system - on a chip is the highest level of integration in microelectronics. Monolithic integration represents miniaturization and reliability and gives an innovative push to a new generation of devices.
The combination of analog and digital circuitry components - with additional sensors and drivers for actuators, if required - has proved itself in various systems and devices, such as those for signal processing or in automotive, control and automation engineering.
The development of the IC can be divided mainly into three stages:
Each incoming batch of wafers is checked and parametrically qualified, and an automated functions test is carried out by wafer probers for each chip.
The test program is drawn up in accordance with the specifications for the chip and marks a decisive step in its development. In order to cover all eventualities where the chip could fail, all function blocks are tested under normal and extreme operating conditions.
All iC-Haus components are thoroughly tested several times, both as a chip on a wafer and as a packaged IC in a handler at high and low temperatures according to requirements. Microsystems with optical sensors as Chip-On-Board units are tested using special automatic handling equipment. Only after they have successfully passed the final test are chips released for delivery, marked with the letters "iC" for quality.
iC-Haus targets applications in industrial technology, among others, with its ASICs and standard products (ASSPs). The following features illustrate the technical scope of iC-Haus customized integration:
iC-Haus as your design/production partner
For more detail on how iC-Haus can help you realise the full potential of your projects, on time, on budget and with every assurance of maximum quality, reliability and performance, feel free to contact us, or visit the iC-Haus website.