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IC and FPGA Development: From the Idea to Series Production
B-Horizon is the pioneer in the design of integrated circuits, ranging from simple to highly complex ICs and FPGAs. B-Horizon is the link between our customer and the semiconductor manufacturers. We provide our customers with the service of managing the complete development process of ICs and FPGAs, starting from the idea and leading to series maturity.
Our customers rely on the experience of our highly competent teams. B-Horizon supports companies in realizing their innovative ideas. We develop integrated circuits for automotive, industrial, consumer and IoT applications. Our know-how and our long-standing business relationships with our customers and semiconductor manufacturers speak the language of success.
Microelectronic Consulting: Defining Solutions, Analyzing Prospects of Success
B-Horizon´s consulting services go way beyond technology know-how. We put ourselves in the position of our customers and their business operations to understand their needs. Working together with our customers, we find efficient solutions. We support complex processes in microelectronic development and microelectronic management, starting from the idea, moving to the strategy and following through to its implementation. This includes selecting suitable suppliers (sourcing) and business models as well as sustainable and economical cost controlling (total cost of ownership). Using feasibility studies, we analyze possible solutions for our customers´ projects regarding their operability. After completing feasibility studies and selecting suitable suppliers, we support our customers with the drafting of contractual arrangements between both parties.
B-Horizon defines solutions, identifies risks and analyzes prospects of success.
Challenging developments steered by intelligent and efficient processes
B-Horizon´s quality management includes planning, steering, controlling, and process management improvement. Efficient quality management does not only apply to the end product but involves all internal processes of the company as well as the complete development process, from the idea to series maturity. Today, quality management is a complex system which becomes manageable by implementing our and efficient processes. Our aim is to consistently improve these processes and in doing so, our customers´ product quality.
The quality management system at B-Horizon ensures greater transparency of the organizational and technical processes for our customers. It determines areas of responsibility, reduces costs with the help of error prevention and achieves continuous improvements.
For all development projects we follow a dedicated APQP process to ensure design and product quality; starting from feasibility study till final release for series production.
IC and FPGA Quality Management from Sourcing to Series Production
B-Horizon´s quality management verifies quality requirements of the integrated circuits that are necessary for successfully fulfilling their future purposes. This process begins even before the selection of suitable semiconductor suppliers (sourcing). We define all major quality topics, analyze potential error rates and prepare detailed documentations of test coverage. When requested, we conduct production audits according to VDA 6.3 standard. Development is first complete once the qualification of the components has been carried through. This is done by issuing an initial sample inspection report (PPAP and PSW according to AEC Q100 or AEC Q102).
From sourcing to series production, B-Horizon is your competent partner for quality management. When it comes to the technical and communicative moderation of projects, our in-depth expertise in the semiconductor industry makes us an experienced and valuable partner for our customers.