ZMDI Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden
ZMDI – Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG (ZMD AG) is a fabless (since March 2007) semiconductor manufacturer based in Dresden. In the 1980s, ZMD was regarded as the heart of the GDR-microelectronics research. ZMD was founded in 1961 and produced the GDR’s first 1-megabyte DRAM U61000 in 1988. ZMDI, an innovative provider of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, has continually focused on innovative high-tech solutions for over 50 years. The company has successfully specialized in the design, production and marketing of heavy duty, mixed analogue-digital, application-specific circuits (ASICs) and application-specific standard products (ASSPs) with low energy consumption. As a result, ZMDI has accelerated the development of the most modern mixed-signal systems on chip (SoC). The company’s products and applications offer customers an especially high level of energy efficiency which markedly reduce emissions. ZMDI’s energy-efficient switching circuits and sensors contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and make lower gasoline and electricity consumption possible.
ZMDI’s signal conditioning products provide an elegant interface between microcontrollers and analog components, such as sensors. This is extremely complimentary to IDT’s Advanced Timing products, and will enable intelligent systems that are aware of their surroundings, and can adjust system performance, timing, and power management automatically.
Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG (ZMDI) is a Dresden, Germany-based, automotive certified company which was acquired by Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) In December 2015, and operates today as the IDT Automotive and Industrial business unit within IDT’s world-wide operations. IDT is a global supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for communications, computing, consumer devices, automotive and industrial applications, including market-leading product families in timing, wireless power transfer and charging, sensors and sensor signal conditioning, high-performance serial data interconnect and switching, and memory system interfaces. ZMDI is the IDT center of excellence focused on solutions for the automotive, industrial, medical, mobile sensing markets. ZMDI develops and markets application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and application-specific standard products (ASSPs), which can withstand high temperatures and voltages and consume very little power. Due to its extensive experience in circuit development, ZMDI is capable to offer ICs for very demanding applications, in some cases operating at temperatures up to +160 ° C and with voltages from 0.85 to 40 volts. ZMDI has been headquartered and operating in Dresden Germany for over 50-years, and in late 2015 joined IDT which has been operating for over 35 years, headquartered in San Jose, CA. The combined company has approximately 1700 employees, and serves its customers with sales offices and design centers throughout Europe (Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom), Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan), and North America (United States, Canada).