INEX Microtechnology Chooses Keysight Advanced Design System Automation Software to Deliver GaN Process Design Kit

INEX Microtechnology Limited of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, a maker of semiconductor and MEMS devices, selected Keysight’s Advanced Design System (ADS) electronic design automation software to provide the company’s Gallium Nitride (GaN) Process Design Kit (PDK). INEX Microtechnology Ltd provides micro- and nano-fabrication services to emerging technology supply chains internationally. The company focuses on RF and Power as well as MEMS.

INEX provides GaN, GaAs, InP and Diamond for RF and Microwave Power

The firm offers a broad range of materials and technologies including GaN, GaAs, InP and diamond for RF and microwave power applications. The company says its foundry services’ GaN process delivers high efficiency, power, and ruggedness and enables operation over a wide bandwidth. Also, the company noted that its ability to assist customers with process design kits is essential to the firm’s commitment to quality, and this assistance can enable customers to achieve success for the first time.

“Our GaN HEMT process addresses a strong and growing UK space and defense customer base. The process developed over the last two years enables a unique UK sovereign supply,” said Dr Matthew O’Keefe, CTO for INEX. “We aim to provide our customers with the best support and tools to make them successful. The technical capabilities of the Keysight solution from simulation to layout to data presentation and manipulation, as well as the support to INEX, are key factors in our choice, ensuring we provide a solution that meets our specific customers’ needs.”

“Our customers’ design chips for their systems. Simulating the design at the chip level and up the chain in the overall system is an essential part of their approach,” continued O’Keefe. “By providing Keysight based PDK’s we aim to be completely aligned with our customers’ requirements.”