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U.S. Division of Protection Awards SkyWater as much as $99M in Further Funding to Advance Rad-Arduous Know-how to Productization and Qualification


BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – September 27, 2022 – SkyWater Know-how (NASDAQ: SKYT), the trusted know-how realization associate, right this moment introduced the Division of Protection (DOD) has awarded the corporate as much as $99 million as a continuation of the earlier initiative to broaden onshore manufacturing capabilities for strategic radiation-hardened (rad-hard) electronics. The DOD lately decided that SkyWater has efficiently accomplished the bottom prototype venture for its 90 nm rad-hard course of (RH90), a part of the beforehand introduced $170 million funding. This extra award allows the transfer to productization and qualification, which is already underway.

In the course of the RH90 base program section, SkyWater labored with companions to ascertain elements of the RH90 ecosystem, together with an preliminary PDK, the multi-project wafer (MPW) shuttle program coupled with an Early Entry Accomplice Program, and engaged with IP suppliers to develop SRAM compilers and embedded FPGA IP wanted to make designing into RH90 simpler. The subsequent step is qualification – a rigorous effort together with radiation and reliability testing. Additional growth of IP design libraries will allow ecosystem design and manufacturing companions to supply processors, safety engines, reminiscence, interface units application-specific built-in circuits (ASICs) and different mission-critical strategic merchandise.

Based on SkyWater President and CEO Thomas Sonderman, “That is another milestone in our RH90 know-how roadmap and speaks to the viability of our Know-how as a Service enterprise mannequin and the open ecosystem we’re creating with our distinctive know-how foundry providing. SkyWater’s mixture of protection and business enterprise offers viability to fulfill long-term system procurement timeframes.”

SkyWater’s RH90 course of is predicted to be certified by the top of 2024 and added to DOD’s Protection Logistics Company’s (DLA’s) certified producers’ record, with a classification V designation (QML-V). These listings are essential to deploy methods and meet the mission profile required for hardness and reliability.

About SkyWater Know-how
SkyWater (NASDAQ: SKYT) is a U.S.-owned semiconductor producer and a DMEA-accredited Trusted provider. SkyWater’s Know-how as a ServiceSM mannequin streamlines the trail to manufacturing for purchasers with growth providers, quantity manufacturing and heterogeneous integration options in its world-class U.S. amenities. This pioneering mannequin allows innovators to co-create the subsequent wave of know-how with various classes together with mixed-signal CMOS, ROICs, rad-hard ICs, energy administration, MEMS, superconducting ICs, photonics, carbon nanotubes and interposers. SkyWater serves rising markets together with aerospace & protection, automotive, biomedical, cloud & computing, shopper, industrial and IoT. For extra data, go to: www.skywatertechnology.com.

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