indie is a design and manufacturing company, but like every company in the fabless semiconductor industry, we work with partner companies to leverage their skills and expertise and avoid needing to invest billions of $$ in building fabrication facilities. indie is pleased to be working with these fine partner companies. We couldn’t be indie without them!
X-FAB is the world’s leading foundry group for analog/mixed-signal semiconductor applications with specialized expertise in advanced analog and mixed-signal process technologies.
Headquartered in Germany and with five manufacturing sites in Germany, Malaysia and the USA, X-FAB has a combined capacity of around 72,000 eight inch equivalent wafer starts per month and employs around 2,400 employees worldwide.
X-FAB’s modular process technology is ideal for many of indie’s projects and we like their ability to combine multiple process options such as RF, high-voltage and precision analog into a single die.
HHGrace, incorporated through the consolidation of Shanghai Hua Hong NEC Electronics Company Limited and Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation, is one of the world’s leading 8-inch pure-play wafer foundries. With three 8-inch wafer fabrication facilities in Zhangjiang and Jinqiao of Shanghai, HHGrace offers production capacity over 124,000 8-inch wafers per month. It is headquartered in Shanghai, China.
HHGrace provides professional and foundry services covering technology solutions from 1.0μm down to 90nm process nodes, focusing on advanced and differentiated technologies including eNVM (embedded Non-Volatile Memory), power management IC, power discrete, RF (Radio Frequency), CMOS image sensing, as well as standard logic and mixed-signal.
indie uses HHGrace’s flash (eNVM) processes for our microcontroller die and likes the way their processes are very well optimized for flash and qualified for automotive use, which works out very well for our automotive projects.
ASE Group offers design and manufacturing services for IC packaging, IC substrates and IC testing. ASE will act as an extension of our customers’ own operations in achieving the maximum business objectives with minimum resources.
To stay ahead of the semiconductor technology curve, ASE maintains a highly experienced and skilled engineering team that continuously researches and develops the very latest in assembly technologies.
ASE Group is indie’s partner in packaging and test and indie uses its facilities in Taiwan and China. Its resources are huge and highly scalable, so very large volumes and fast ramps can be accommodated. ASE Group was indie’s Supplier of the Year in 2014 for its excellent service and performance.
ARM is the world’s leading semiconductor intellectual property (IP) supplier. The technology ARM designs is at the heart of many of the digital electronic products sold in the world. The ARM business model is to license its technology to a network of Partners, mainly semiconductor companies such as indie. The Partners incorporate ARM designs alongside their own technology to create smart, energy-efficient chips.
indie licenses ARM Cortex-M IP cores and designs them into our custom and standard product microcontrollers. We are an ARM Connected Community partner.