Integrated circuit maker iC-Haus has recently expanded production capacity at its headquarters in Bodenheim, Germany, adding a fifth building section. Development, production and qualification as well as testing and sales are now concentrated at the company’s facility on 18,000 square meters. The expansion came just in time for the company’s 35th anniversary in 2019.
Since its founding in 1984, the company has built a broad portfolio of application and customer-specific integrated circuits with many solutions for automation technology, and a worldwide network. The iC-Haus Group now includes design and application centers and sales partners in Germany, Spain, the United States, Japan, South Korea, and China. Approximately 320 employees work at the headquarters in development, wafer processing, assembly, testing, and qualification of integrated circuits and microsystems.
The company manufactures standard ICs and customized ASiC semiconductor solutions to serve diverse markets including industrial, automotive and medical technology. Its highly integrated solutions include laser drivers for nanosecond pulses and simultaneous pulse powers of several 100W offer customized solutions for LIDAR applications, unique twin-encoder chips and reflective absolute encoders, which as system-on-chips also contain optical sensors in addition to mixed-mode circuit blocks. ICs and microsystems with integrated optical or magnetic sensors benefit from production facilities at the Bodenheim site with its own assembly line in a cleanroom.
Sensor ICs from the company combine optical and magnetic sensors with on-chip amplification and signal processing for maximum performance and high EMI immunity. Encoder ICs provide single-chip optical and magnetic encoder solutions as well as interpolators and signal conditioning ICs for encoder applications.
The extensive lineup of magnetic encoder ICs provide linear and rotary magnetic encoding and signal conditioning. Differential sensing reduces displacements and magnetic field errors. All types of round and rectangular diametral magnets can be used for on-axis encoder ICs. For more info, see www.ichaus.de.