YONGATEK Microelectronics was founded in 2014 with the mission of becoming Turkey’s chip design and production center. The company is currently carrying out three main projects in the field of microelectronics, including the ÇENTİK microcontroller, the KIRMIK video processing chip and the SAKA hardware programmable chip.
Due to the high potential that Turkey has for chips called microcontrollers, YONGATEK has developed the first series of products in this field called ÇENTİK.
ÇENTİK, the first batch of which was produced according to the order from abroad and is in the packaging phase, will soon be offered to users based in Dubai. Thus, ÇENTİK will achieve export success with its first mission.
National chip for white goods
Following an agreement with one of the leading household appliance industry companies in Turkey, YONGATEK will replace the foreign product used in washing machines, dishwashers and refrigerators with ÇENTİK.
This type of chip, which is relatively cheaper and simpler and is preferred in home appliances and robotic applications, is consumed in large quantities.
YONGATEK will supply approximately 25 million ÇENTİK units per year under its agreement with the home appliance manufacturer. According to the agreement between two Turkish companies, these figures will be achieved for the first time in national chip design and production.
The design of the chips is entirely handled by YONGATEK and hundreds of prototypes are initially manufactured.
Manufacturing activity is carried out at TSMC in Taiwan through IMEC, Europe’s leading microelectronics research center. All production arrangements have also been made. The chips to be produced are tested by YONGATEK and the user company. Field tests are carried out with the chips that are installed in the sample products.
In addition, the parties agreed on the costs and investments required to create the Production Execution System after testing. After production, the chips are delivered at the set target prices. The ÇENTİK chip, which is no longer mass-produced, is expected to take its place in household appliances by the end of 2025.
Can also be used in the areas of robotics, automotive and IoT
The evaluations of the funded project carried out within the ministry within the framework of the pre-competitive cooperation projects of the Ministry of Industry and Technology are in the final phase.
ÇENTİK will also meet the need for a basic product that can be used in the fields of robotics, automobiles and IoT (Internet of Things) at home and abroad.
Microcontrollers and microprocessors are manufactured in licensed ARM-based or open source architectures called RISC-V, which are trending worldwide. ÇENTİK is developed on a RISC-V basis and uses architectures derived and developed from open sources. The aim is to expand the product range through the use of ARM-based architectures in the area of IoT.