In 2014 Key Design Electronics added IC production for small to medium volume products
to its services. This is initially to service the customers of Silicon Microsystems
Ltd. of Malmesbury which has now closed. In conjunction with the IC design expertise
this now means that Key Design Electronics can offer a full service from initial
concept to supply of finished, tested parts. This can be for full custom CMOS designs
or Zetex 700 series bipolar arrays (now part of Diodes Inc.).
This service includes production assembly/packaging in plastic or ceramic as well
as tester development and programming through to supplying the final tested parts
in tubes, trays or tape & reel. Depending on the detail of the customers requirements,
some of the work may be carried out offshore (particularly plastic packaging) while
other work would be carried out in the UK.