The consumer electronics segment is an important end-market that is supported by SilTerra’s core technologies, specifically High Voltage, CMOS Logic, Mixed-Signal/RFCMOS and BCD technologies.
Technological advancements and innovation in consumer devices today are driven by trends in miniaturization, digitization and increased convergence of various technologies. The rapid evolution that is taking place in this industry results in the addition of new and smart features, enhanced performance, increased speeds and better power efficiency in consumer devices.
Optical Data Communications
Surging cloud applications are driving the growth in data centre traffic.
This, in turn, is creating the need for high speed networks and next-generation optical connectivity in data centers so that they can continue to support the growing intensity of bandwidth and computing requirements in networks which are now primarily optical in nature.
Traditionally, the biggest challenge to cloud adoption has been security. Now, however, with increased innovation in security, the benefits of cloud computing are becoming more tangible. The growth in IoT is expected to bring rise to applications such as smart cars, connected health and smart cities, all of which will require high-end computing and storage solutions in data centers.
Silicon photonics is expected to be a key enabler in meeting the demands of future data centers as well as long-haul communications.
Since early 2017, SilTerra has been fabricating silicon photonics chips on our CMOS line. These chips are capable of supporting optical transceiver modules which handle data bandwidths of up to 100Gbps. Our partnerships with game-changers in technology is now seeing us support the development and fabrication of chips capable of handling data bandwidths of 400 Gbps and beyond.
The convergence of nanoelectronics and life sciences is expected to take the next leap of advancement in revolutionizing the way we address healthcare and biochemistry.
Through successful strategic partnerships that SilTerra has built throughout the years, combined with its technological expertise in CMOS process technologies, biophotonics, MEMS, microfluidics and silicon nanowires, SilTerra is now enabling nanotechnology to revolutionize applications in life sciences.
The release of SilTerra’s “Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasound transducer (PMUT) on CMOS” platform is a strong testament of our commitment towards innovation. The unique PMUT on CMOS platform is a truly monolithic solution as it integrates the PMUT on the top of the CMOS resulting in a single-chip solution. Through this solution, we intend to enable our customers to bring more cutting-edge solutions in finger-print sensing, medical imaging, gesture sensing and range finding.
Additionally, SilTerra’s excellence in biophotonics fabrication processes has facilitated the availability of DNA sequencing chips which are powering the world’s highest consensus accuracy DNA sequencers available to date.
The revolution in the automotive industry has been largely fuelled by the use of electronics and semiconductors.
As new mobility trends continue to diversify the demand of automotive semiconductors and with autonomous cars moving from concept to reality, the need for semiconductors in this industry becomes tremendous. SilTerra was awarded the IATF16949:2016 automotive certification in January 2019. With this accomplishment in hand, SilTerra is now ready to broaden its customer base to offer wafer foundry services in the automotive industry for applications in :
- Smart Power for battery, motors and charging systems
- Infotainment systems
- Next-generation lighting
SilTerra’s high performance Trench MOSFET technology is ideal for fast switching power device applications.
This technology offers 20V, 30V, 60V and 75V with low Rdson which is important for high performance in industrial-control, robotics, motor drivers, electric vehicle chargers and uninterrupted power supplies (UPS).
In addition to Trench MOSFETS, SilTerra has also proven its capabilities on SuperJunction MOSFETS capable of driving high switching voltages of 650V with minimum power loss. This solution is aimed for high power driving applications that are required in motor drivers used in industrial or home appliances covering a range of white goods.