CDNLive EMEA 2018

EVENTS, 04/20/2018.

CDNLive EMEA brings together Cadence® technology users, developers, and industry experts for networking, sharing best practices on critical design and verification issues, and discovering new techniques for designing advanced silicon, SoCs, and systems.

X-FAB will be at CDNLive EMEA with a booth.

When?    07-09 May 2018

Where?   INFINITY Hotel & Conference Resort Munich, Unterschleissheim, Germany

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ChipEx Conference & Expo

EVENTS, 04/20/2018.

ChipEx is the largest international event of the Israeli microelectronics industry. It is held annually in Tel Aviv, Israel and brings together more than 1,500 industry professionals for their annual gathering. 

X-FAB will be there with a booth.

When?      1 May 2018

Where?      Tel Aviv Convention Center, Rokach Boulevard 101

More information on the event can be found at:



Smart Systems Integration Conference & Exhibition

EVENTS, 03/16/2018.

Smart Systems Integration is the international communication platform for research institutes and manufacturers to exchange know-how on Smart Systems Integration and to create the basis for successful research cooperations with focus on Europe.

X-FAB will be exhibiting at this MEMS and sensors related event.

When?        11-12 April 2018

Where?       International Congress Center, Dresden, Germany




Medical Wearables 2018

EVENTS, 03/06/2018.

What are the next-generation medical wearable technologies? What are the most promising use cases and applications? What are the main challenges right now? What’s on the roadmap of the leading companies and R&D groups? These are the key questions that will drive the discussion at this annual conference. 

X-FAB is a sponsor of this event. We will be there with a small booth where you can meet up with our experts on foundry solutions for medical applications.

When?     16-17 May 2018

Where?    Santa Clara, CA, USA

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DATE 2018 - Design, Automation and Test in Europe

EVENTS, 03/06/2018.

DATE combines the world’s favourite electronic systems design and test conference with an international exhibition for electronic design, automation and test, from system-level hardware and software implementation right down to integrated circuit design.

When?     19-23 March 2018

Where?    International Congress Center, Dresden

Meet with our Design support and automotive specialists at the campus for "Autonomous Driving & Mobility". 

On Tuesday, March 20th, at 3.30 p.m. Alexander Muffler, Product Marketing Manager Automotive at X-FAB, will talk about "Foundry Solutions for Autonomous Driving" in the exhibition theatre. For details on this session, please visit:



X-FAB Becomes First Semiconductor Foundry to Achieve IATF 16949 Automotive Quality Certification

Automotive, NEWS, Tessenderlo, Belgium, 02/08/2018.

Another major accomplishment in 25 years of producing high reliability ICs for the global automobile business

X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE today announced that it is the first semiconductor foundry whose manufacturing sites are certified for automotive manufacturing according to the new IATF-16949:2016 International Automotive Quality Management System (QMS). The certification is acknowledged as the industry’s highest standard of system and process quality for automotive suppliers. This achievement further strengthens X-FAB’s long-established reputation for quality and reliability in the automotive industry, as well as its standing among semiconductor manufacturers. Since 1992, the company has consistently met or exceeded the exacting demands for automotive semiconductors, with more than 17 billion X-FAB automotive devices shipped to date. Almost 50% of the company’s business is related to the automotive market and on average there are now 10 ICs produced by X-FAB in every newly manufactured vehicle worldwide.

Up until now X-FAB’s manufacturing sites were qualified according to ISO TS 16949 which is now superseded by the IATF-16949 standard and is implemented as a supplement to, and in conjunction with ISO 9001. Among the enhancements are additional requirements for business procedures, cleanliness, ethics, training, supplier and customer communications, plus detailed record keeping – all of which have always been deeply engrained within X-FAB’s corporate culture.

Certification for IATF 16949 requires automotive suppliers throughout the entire supply chain to perform and record all processes and activities in a common standardized format, as well as documenting all process changes and events in a timely manner. For semiconductor manufacturers this improves production throughput and product quality, resulting in greater reliability and yield enhancement.

The semiconductor content in today’s cars continues to grow, driven by improvements in passenger safety as well as advancements in driver automation, collision avoidance, vehicle navigation and passenger infotainment. While semiconductor content in the average automobile is increasing rapidly, almost doubling over the course of the past decade, quality requirements have evolved from 0 ppm to zero incidents throughout the entire supply chain. 

According to Frank Lorenz, VP Quality at X-FAB, "Process orientation, interdisciplinary work and continuous improvement combined with intensive customer collaboration are the key elements in achieving our goal of zero incidents throughout the automotive supply chain. The IATF-16949 quality certification is an important milestone in our 25 years of foundry experience, demonstrating our commitment to quality and reliability. Our entire organization is enthusiastically behind this effort, and with this new IATF certificate we can move forward with further improving our offering in order to provide greater value for our customers.”

Five of X-FAB’s six manufacturing sites on three continents are now IATF-16949 certified: Erfurt, Dresden and Itzehoe in Germany; Kuching in Malaysia and Lubbock TX, USA. X-FAB’s most recent manufacturing site in Corbeil Essonnes, France, will be qualified in the second quarter of 2018 and will in future significantly contribute to X-FAB’s automotive business. Currently, X-FAB’s high-volume 180 nm automotive processes are being installed at X-FAB France and once in place, X-FAB will be able to offer these processes as dual-source, an important requirement from the automotive market.

Automotive ICs drive quality improvement in overall semiconductor manufacturing, so this certification benefits not just X FAB’s automotive foundry operations, but also its established manufacturing for industrial, consumer and medical devices. The team at X-FAB is dedicated to being a reliable partner throughout the entire manufacturing cycle, and together with a policy of close collaboration with customers creates a shared interest in maintaining quality and reliability within all levels of the relationship.


About X-FAB 

X-FAB is the leading analog/mixed-signal and MEMS foundry group manufacturing silicon wafers for automotive, industrial, consumer, medical and other applications. Its customers worldwide benefit from the highest quality standards, manufacturing excellence and innovative solutions by using X-FAB’s modular CMOS processes in geometries ranging from 1.0 to 0.13 µm, and its special BCD, SOI and MEMS long-lifetime processes. X-FAB’s analog-digital integrated circuits (mixed-signal ICs), sensors and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) are manufactured at six production facilities in Germany, France, Malaysia and the U.S. X-FAB employs more than 3,800 people worldwide. For more information, please visit

X-FAB Press Contact

Thomas Hartung
VP Sales & Marketing

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X-FAB Receives “IPO of the Year” Award

NEWS, Tessenderlo, Belgium, 01/30/2018.

On the occasion of the 2018 Euronext Annual Stock Exchange Conference, X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE today received the “IPO of the Year” award in the category large caps at an awards ceremony taking place in Paris. The award honors the successful Initial Public Offering of X-FAB, the company’s post-IPO performance and the significance of the listing for the Paris stock exchange.
X-FAB is listed at Euronext Paris since the 6th of April 2017. In total, the IPO raised EUR 426.4 million. The group of advisors included BNP PARIBAS, HSBC, Credit Suisse, ODDO & Cie as well as Commerzbank as underwriters, Linklaters as legal advisor and KPMG as auditor.
“For Europe to play a leading role as a global innovator, a stock market supporting the European high-tech industry is essential for building sustainable success,” said Rudi De Winter, CEO of X-FAB group. “Euronext Paris proved to be the perfect choice for X-FAB, and I am very proud to receive this award today, representative for all those who have contributed. I would like to highlight the great advisory work provided by the banks, our lawyers and auditors to keep a very tight timeline and to make the X-FAB IPO a success.”

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