About

A long company history

SGA has designed and manufactured custom mixed-signal ASICs since 1986. Starting with gate array technology, progressing to analog arrays, and eventually arriving at today’s mixed-signal full-custom ASIC. Our aim to develop and manufacture customized components for our customers has always been our driving factor.

The quality and the strive for excellence in every aspect of our company is in our culture, and we pride ourselves in being an ISO 9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015 certified company.

Quality policy

Svenska Grindmatriser AB (SGA) is a fabless manufacturer of analog integrated circuits. Components from SGA are custom designed for their specific applications. This is what we call Specific Components™.

Our success relies on being the best to understand each customer’s application-specific needs and to provide a long-term supply of Specific Components™. We offer a safe, and well-supported development and production flow together with a quality management system where continuous improvements ensure a satisfied customer and mutual profitability.

We motivate our skilled coworkers to continuously develop both themselves and our suppliers to meet and exceed expectations from the markets where we are competing.

Long production experience

SGA has supplied ASICs to customers since 1986. This means we have great and extensive experience from production. Regardless of die size and I/O requirements we have the ASIC and packaging solution for you. Delivering millions of units per year we are also well-equipped to manage and deliver to your volume needs.

Established supply chain

SGA works with well-established players in the industry. We have worked with most of our fab and packaging partners for over a decade. These long-standing relationships help ensure a smooth and predictable world-class supply chain. This paired with our in-house testing facilities ensures that we keep our promises and deliver what you need!

Customer first

Often, when we start working with a new customer, there is a vague product idea. Through a close and iterative dialogue with the customer, we aim to design a solution that exceeds expectations. Our motto says, “try to understand the customer application better than the customer.” This mindset has enabled us to help our customers develop state-of-the-art products that make them the best in the world in their respective areas.

Own production

SGA designs and handles the full production of the ASICs. We manage wafer manufacturing, packaging, and test. We normally align our production with our customer’s forecasts. While the product is in production, our customers can usually buy components as they need them without ordering entire batches at a time.

We design the components and we support the products during their entire life cycle.

A long-term supplier

In the fast-evolving semiconductor industry, end-of-life (EOL) and last-time-buy (LTB) situations are not uncommon. As an ASIC supplier, we take pride in staying with our customers for the long haul. We have for example successfully managed customer lifecycles for products integrated into transportation infrastructure, where product life cycles will reach at least 20-30 years.

Also, for many customers, we have over the years designed and manufactured several ASIC generations, enabling a successful product roadmap with continued support and improved performance requirements.

Our experienced team

We are proud of the fact that many of our employees have chosen to stay with the company for close to 20 years. Combined with new talents that bring experience and knowledge from other companies in the industry, SGA hosts a world-class team with extensive experience in the design and production of high-end ASICs.

The management team also adds long experience from SGA and industry-relevant experience from other companies.

Henrik Sjöberg, SGA’s CEO, joined the company in 2021. Previous positions include Sr VP Product Management at Thinfilm Electronics ASA, various Director positions at Mycronic AB, and most recently a director position at the Swedish Air Navigation services. Henrik holds an MSc in Engineering and a Ph.D. in Physics. 

Email: henrik.sjoberg@sga.se

Jörgen Sköld, the previous CEO of SGA, oversees production and supply chain in the role of COO. He also brings vast experience and knowledge of SGA, the market, our customers, and partners after 25 years at SGA. Jörgen holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering.

Mikael Montelius, also with 25+ years at SGA, is the CTO of the company. He leads the design team and has long and established contacts with numerous players in the industry. Mikael holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering.

Jan Gripsborn, Director Sales, has been with SGA since 2013. He brings 30+ years of experience from the electronics industry and has previously worked at companies like Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc., and Micro Analog Systems. Jan holds an MSc in Engineering Physics.

Email: jan.gripsborn@sga.se

Since the end of 2020 SGA is owned by the Swedish company Storskogen Group AB (listed on OMX/Nasdaq, STOR B).
Storskogen was founded in 2012, with a mission to acquire and operate well-managed and profitable small and medium-sized companies with leading positions in their respective markets.

Storskogen is divided into three business areas, consisting of about 100 business units with around 7,000 employees, by the end of the third quarter of 2021, predominantly in Sweden as well as in the other Nordic countries, Germany, Switzerland, and the UK.

The following is summarizing Storskogen’s philosophy:

  • We do not set any limits on our ownership horizon
  • We prioritize long-term results over short-term gains
  • We strive to run companies with a sustainable business model
  • We have a strong focus on professionalism and business ethics

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