Supply Chain Management – From the product idea to the final ASIC
Overall there are three phases in ASIC projects – the development phase, the industrialisation phase and the production phase. Our goal is, to attend you competently in each phase of your ASIC project and to guarantee always only one contact person.
Development phase: designing and testing a prototype
In this phase we design and create together a prototype of your idea. Though, we collaborate with professional design houses and semiconductor manufacturer, short FABs, which translate your idea to integrated circuits and develop a first prototype of your specific chip. Afterwards, different functional tests and wafer- and component tests play an important role, to the point of failure and material analysis methods. Only in this way your chip has finally the quality you need for your product. These methods are carried out in our in-house laboratories.
Industrialisation phase: preparing serial production
In the industrialisation phase we optimise the test environment in a permanent exchange of information with you, to keep costs as low as possible. If the prototypes have been tested sufficiently, a so-called assembly house packages your chips. For this, we access to professional assembly houses in Europe and Far East. If required, we can afterwards conduct and certificate different qualifications and environmental tests and furnish an opinion – for example for the in the automotive sector established qualification standards AEC Q 100 and AEC Q 101. At the end of the industrialisation phase we have proved all wafer tests, final tests and end-of-line tests for maturity phase. We provide the complete portfolio of environmental, mechanical or electrical and also opto-elecetronic tests. The appropriate hardware and software will be developed in advance by our experienced engineers.
Production phase: setting serial production
In the production phase, the tested and formerly in small rang produced chips are mass-produced and delivered. We also take care of the entire worldwide logistics. In addition, we also take care of quality assurance measures for all relevant production processes. Furthermore, in the event of failure during the development or in the field, our expert team carries out the failure analysis and organises the returns management.
Inclusive quality assurance, project management and worldwide logistics
With us as general contractor you have the advantage that you get competent support in each of the three phases of an ASIC project. Additionally, we provide a broad project management: we support you for example with extensive automotive projects like the complex production approval process PPAP or the production quality forecast APQP. We are able to react flexibly to your requirements and also to project changes. Quality assurance is our ultimate ambition. Our in-house failure analysis offers the best conditions to react competently and quickly. We also offer cost-effective solutions for small and medium order quantities. Furthermore, we take care of the entire logistics – worldwide.
RoodMicrotec as reliable partner with industry expertise
Thus, with our Supply Chain Management we offer straightforward processes and turnkey solutions – and this with many years of industry expertise. Our know-how especially in the sectors industrial, automotive, healthcare and high reliability (HiRel) / aerospace we use to offer you the best support. You are searching for a competent partner for your ASIC project? If so, you are right here. We are looking forward to your contacting.