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VORAGO Applied sciences to Transfer All its Manufacturing Stateside in Strategic Partnership with SkyWater’s Trusted Foundry

SkyWater to implement VORAGO’s patented HARDSIL® know-how that enhances efficiency of radiation-hardened and radiation-tolerant gadgets utilized in industrial, aerospace and protection purposes

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. and AUSTIN, Texas – January 24, 2023SkyWater Know-how (NASDAQ: SKYT), the trusted know-how realization associate, at the moment introduced a strategic partnership with VORAGO Applied sciences, successfully shifting VORAGO’s fabrication efforts stateside to SkyWater’s DMEA-accredited Class 1A Trusted Foundry. The partnership relies on SkyWater implementing VORAGO’s patented HARDSIL® know-how, which is an economical semiconductor processing technique that permits gadgets to function at larger temperature and radiation ranges.

With this implementation, HARDSIL might be obtainable to SkyWater clients as a design-enabled processing technique for brand new or present designs with none impression on die measurement, specification, and with out redesign. HARDSIL will improve SkyWater’s bulk 90 nm CMOS course of for industrial use in house, aviation, industrial, and medical purposes that require larger ranges of radiation tolerance.

In distinction to plain industrial design and manufacturing processes, high-reliability radiation-hardened (rad-hard) digital elements have to be designed and manufactured in order that publicity to ionizing radiation and/or excessive temperatures doesn’t end in malfunctions or catastrophic failure. VORAGO affords modern know-how which permits assembly rad-hard efficiency with out requiring design modifications – eliminating or decreasing the necessity for pricey and time-consuming changes or modifications.

Lately, the U.S. has made the strengthening of home semiconductor manufacturing capabilities a significant precedence. Because the semiconductor trade experiences silicon shortages, SkyWater’s fab and VORAGO’s know-how are positioned to domestically supply these essential elements to be used in industrial in addition to aerospace and protection purposes.

“Partnering with a U.S.-based pure-play foundry is an unimaginable milestone for us,” says Bernd Lienhard, CEO of VORAGO Applied sciences. “We’re excited to maneuver all of our manufacturing to SkyWater, the foundry of alternative for our next-generation of rad-hard processors. We’re proud to work with SkyWater to deliver our patented HARDSIL know-how to the aerospace and protection trade at massive.”

“We’re happy VORAGO has chosen SkyWater as its most popular foundry,” mentioned Thomas Sonderman, president and CEO of SkyWater. “Implementing their HARDSIL know-how enhances our bulk 90 nm CMOS course of by enabling purposes in industrial and different markets that require excessive ranges of radiation tolerance. VORAGO’s alternative to maneuver all their manufacturing to the U.S. is commendable because the nation continues its reshoring efforts for nationwide and financial safety.”

About HARDSIL® Know-how

HARDSIL is a patented, node-, foundry- and product-agnostic answer using just a few extra implant modules based mostly on normal fab gear, permitting for the fabrication of rad-hard digital elements. Specialised design libraries or main course of modifications usually are not essential, permitting foundries to transparently re-use present IP, design libraries and flows. HARDSIL simply incorporates distinctive rad-hard functionality into normal semiconductor IC creation. HARDSIL is an economical modification to industrial course of flows that may be applied rapidly with minimal incremental masks and implant steps. VORAGO has developed a number of merchandise utilizing HARDSIL and it has been used below license by different main semiconductor suppliers.

About VORAGO Applied sciences

VORAGO Applied sciences is a privately held, excessive know-how firm based mostly in Austin, Texas with over 15 years of expertise in offering radiation-hardened and extreme-temperature options for the Hello-rel market. VORAGO’s patented HARDSIL® know-how makes use of cost-effective high-volume manufacturing to harden any commercially designed semiconductor element for excessive surroundings operation, and has created a variety of options all through Aerospace, Protection and Industrial purposes, with a confirmed flight heritage. VORAGO has been named as one among Inc.’s 5000 Quickest Rising Firms within the US. VORAGO Applied sciences opens up a brand new world of prospects on your designs, regardless of how hostile the surroundings.

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 patrons with growth providers, quantity manufacturing and heterogeneous integration options in its world-class U.S. amenities. This pioneering mannequin permits innovators to co-create the following wave of know-how with numerous 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 info, go to:

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