Jazz Semiconductor Creates ROIC Cryogenic CMOS Models

Jazz Semiconductor®, a U.S. pure play foundry and leader in Analog-Intensive Mixed-Signal (AIMS) foundry solutions, announced the release of cryogenic CMOS models enabling design of Read-Out Integrated Circuits (ROICs) for cooled infrared imagers. The offering complements Jazz’s 8-inch ROIC process technology which includes large-die stitching services and spans CMOS linewidths from 0.5-micron to 0.13-micron.

Jazz’s 0.25um process offers 3.3V CMOS while its 0.18um process offers both 1.8V and 3.3V transistors. In addition to the core CMOS, the process supports poly resistors and linear MIM capacitors at densities of up to 4fF/um2. The CMOS cryogenic modeling library has been validated at temperatures of 78-kelvin to 298-kelvin through a wide range of DC and AC tests. Resistors and metal parasitic effects are also modeled at 78-kelvin, enabling full post layout simulation under cryogenic conditions.

“Jazz serves the infrared imaging marketplace and continues to invest in supporting our customers with enhanced process features, large-die stitching services, and modeling and design infrastructure,” said Marco Racanelli, vice president of technology and engineering, Jazz Semiconductor. “In addition to emerging commercial applications, infrared imagers have a role in aerospace and defense – tying our roots as part of Rockwell International to our present business as a U.S. pure-play silicon foundry.”

About Jazz Semiconductor
Jazz Semiconductor®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jazz Technologies,(TM) Inc. (AMEX:JAZ), is the leading independent wafer foundry focused on Analog-Intensive Mixed-Signal (AIMS) CMOS process technologies. The company’s broad portfolio of modular AIMS technologies includes RFCMOS and specialty CMOS processes, such as Enhanced RFCMOS, BiCMOS, SiGe BiCMOS, Bipolar-CMOS-DMOS, and High Voltage CMOS. These technologies are designed to produce analog and mixed-signal semiconductor devices that are smaller and more highly integrated, power-efficient, feature-rich and cost-effective than those produced using standard process technologies. Jazz also offers world-class design enablement tools to speed customers’ time from design to revenue production. The Company serves customers in the wireless and high-speed wireline communications, consumer electronics, automotive and industrial end markets. Jazz executive offices and its U.S. wafer fabrication facilities are located in Newport Beach, CA.