According to a report by 36Kr on July 22, Xinling Semiconductor, a mixed-signal computer chip developer based in China, has announced its completion of a pre-A round of financing.
The funding was led by AAC Technologies, a world-leading enterprise in the field of global perceptual experience solutions, followed by Rev Capital, with additional investment from existing shareholder Jingwei Capital. The fresh capital will be used for the development and mass production of auto-grade Class D power amplifier chips, as well as continuous R&D and team investment.
Xinling Semiconductor was established in July 2020. The company mainly develops, designs and sells high-end mixed signal chips. The core technical team consists of domestic senior mixed-signal power amplifier design experts with more than 15 years of industry experience. The company has also accumulated many years of experience in the design, process, packaging, certification and market channels of auto-grade power amplifier chips, with R&D personnel accounting for more than 80%.
New energy vehicles have a great demand for power amplifier chips. Consumers can easily judge the quality of audio systems, so new energy vehicle companies have considered sound as a core selling point. In the power amplifier chip market for new energy vehicles, the advantages of Class D power amplifier chips are particularly prominent. Class D chips have the advantages of high efficiency, less heat generation, and strong anti-interference sound quality, and they are very suitable for new energy vehicles with various acoustics.
In less than one year since its establishment, the firm’s multi-channel auto-grade Class D chip has been officially taped out. Wan Yi, Co-founder of Xinling Semiconductor, said that the company’s chips meet the AEC-Q100 standard, which is an audio power amplifier chip with high efficiency, high reliability, high sound quality and low EMI (electromagnetic interference), and can be widely used in different new energy vehicle scenarios, such as audio and video entertainment, external audio and AVAS. Xinling Semiconductor plans to complete the development of a variety of power amplifier chips installed in front of automobiles within one to three years, and to form an auto-grade product line.