Jazz Expands CMOS Process Offerings

Newport Beach-based Jazz Semiconductor said this week that it has enhanced its CMOS process offerings for integrated analog and mixed signal semiconducors. The company has added an offering to support high voltage, complementary drive, or amplification that is not available with standard CMOS. The company's 17GHz Vertical PNP module for its 0.18um RFCMOS process is designed for applicatoins such as disk drive pre-amplifiers or laser drivers, which previously were not able to be integrated onto CMOS chips. The company is targeting companies that are looking for higher integration of both digital and analog functions, which previously required separate and often discrete components to implement.