ams’ foundry know-how and IP help Sarda Technologies implement gate driver IC for ultra-efficient server power stage

Premstaetten, Austria, Durham, NC -- The Full Service Foundry division of ams AG announced at the CDNLive event in Santa Clara, CA, that ams is manufacturing Sarda’s advanced high-voltage CMOS drivers which play a key role in their Heterogeneous Integrated Power Stage (HIPS). Designed to address the rapidly escalating power consumption in data centers, Sarda’s HIPS technology enables the development of voltage regulators that offer fast response, small size and high efficiency for granular power delivery. Sarda’s custom driver is currently being fabricated in ams’ 0.35µm high-voltage CMOS specialty process, which allows the efficient integration of voltage domains ranging from 3V to 120V on a single monolithic IC.

As part of its comprehensive Full Service Foundry offering, ams supplied its industry benchmark PDK (hitkit) with its fully characterized analog and digital cell libraries and ESD compliant I/0 libraries for multiple voltage domains. Additionally, ams supported ESD/Latch up design reviews, packaging services, and failure analysis.

About the Full Service Foundry division of ams

The Full Service Foundry division of ams has successfully positioned itself in the analog/mixed-signal foundry market. Its process technology portfolio includes 0.18µm and 0.35µm specialty technologies based on ams’ analog, mixed-signal, High-Voltage and RF processes. With its ‘More than Silicon’ initiative, ams offers a comprehensive service and technology package that goes beyond industry-standard foundry services. It includes leading-edge technology extensions such as 3D integration using Through Silicon Vias, optical filters, back end process customization, 3D-WLCSP and many more. Superior support during the design phase, high-end tools and experienced engineers, silicon-proven high-performance analog IP blocks, assembly and test services for turnkey solutions complete the Full Service Foundry package.

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