Onsemi opens Bucharest chip design centre

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By Nick Flaherty

onsemi has opened a new chip design centre in Bucharest, Romania.

The centre will develop isolated drivers for automotive applications and high precision parts for intelligent sensing with 3000m2 office space and labs for temperature and reliability testing.

The centre will cover the whole development cycle, from integrated circuit design, layout, test development, applications, technology development, project management and product marketing. Acquired by onsemi in 2008 with Catalyst Semiconductor, the team in Romania has continued to grow with over 100 employees. They work on EEPROM memories, temperature sensors, nonvolatile digital potentiometers, Switches and Multiplexers, logic circuits, operational amplifiers and gate drivers.

“Having the entire development cycle in one place enables closer collaboration that speeds up the process from innovative idea and development to delivery to the customer,” said Brian Pickard, vice president, Power Solutions Group at onsemi.

“The new design centre also offers more career opportunities for our exceptional team in Romania while attracting new talent that are eager to drive technology breakthroughs for a sustainable future.”

The design centre is located at The Light One campus in Bucharest, close to the Politehnica, a primary university of cooperation for onsemi. This will further strengthen the existing relationship with the university, where onsemi staff are already teaching the latest trends in electronic design and technologies.

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