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Small to big, semi makers push for U.S.-based chip production

Small to big, semi makers push for U.S.-based chip production

Small to big, semi makers push for U.S.-based chip production SkyWater Technology and Intel have made separate strong appeals for boosting U.S. production of chips to reverse a 30 year ...
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As SkyWater expansion shows, government's role in U.S. chip industry is rising

As SkyWater expansion shows, government’s role in U.S. chip industry is rising

As SkyWater expansion shows, government's role in U.S. chip industry is rising The U.S. semiconductor industry may need to rely more heavily on government investment to build new plants in ...
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Skywater moves in fab tools

Skywater moves in fab tools

SkyWater moves in fab tools SkyWater the US foundry supported by the Department of Defence has started installing tools for its $170 million fab expansion. The DOD’s investment was made ...
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SkyWater Technology finishes Bloomington HQ expansion for 'rad-hard' chips

SkyWater Technology finishes Bloomington HQ expansion for ‘rad-hard’ chips

SkyWater Technology finishes Bloomington HQ expansion for 'rad-hard' chips SkyWater Technology added over 60,000 square feet to its Bloomington facility. SkyWater Technology said Tuesday that it had finished a 66,000-square-foot ...
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Minnesota chipmaker SkyWater finishes addition construction, equipment going in sooner than planned

Minnesota chipmaker SkyWater finishes addition construction, equipment going in sooner than planned

Minnesota chipmaker SkyWater finishes addition construction, equipment going in sooner than planned SkyWater's announcement tells customers that engineering, design work can begin sooner. SkyWater Technology Inc., the biggest maker of ...
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Carbon nanotube FETs ready to compete with silicon, say SkyWater, MIT

Carbon nanotube FETs ready to compete with silicon, say SkyWater, MIT

Carbon nanotube FETs ready to compete with silicon, say SkyWater, MIT SkyWater and MIT have begun the second phase of the 3DSoC program, designed to demonstrate the viability of carbon ...
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DARPA 3DSoC CNFET project moves towards commercialisation phase

DARPA 3DSoC CNFET project moves towards commercialisation phase

DARPA 3DSoC CNFET project moves towards commercialisation phase Skywater, the US government trusted fab partner, and MIT have announced that the DARPA Three Dimensional Monolithic System-on-a-Chip (3DSoC) programme, has entered ...
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US chip industry plots route back to homegrown production

US chip industry plots route back to homegrown production

US chip industry plots route back to homegrown production Combining cutting edge new technologies with the company’s older — and fully depreciated — production line could drastically bring down the ...
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Radiation Plus Electronics is a Bad Combo. Enter a New Rad-Hard Manufacturing Method

Radiation Plus Electronics is a Bad Combo. Enter a New Rad-Hard Manufacturing Method

Radiation Plus Electronics is a Bad Combo. Enter a New Rad-Hard Manufacturing Method Space radiation can wreak havoc on electronic devices. While there are many ways to prevent damage, MIT's ...
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Contract Chip Makers Strike Deal to Supply US Defense Industry

Contract Chip Makers Strike Deal to Supply US Defense Industry

Contract Chip Makers Strike Deal to Supply US Defense Industry GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a top contract chip manufacturer in the US, said the deal with Skywater Technology would give defense and aerospace ...
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Silicon 100: Emerging Startups to Watch

Silicon 100: Emerging Startups to Watch

Silicon 100: Emerging Startups to Watch SkyWater Technology Foundry LLC was formed in 2017 by private equity firm Oxbow Industries LLC through the purchase of a 200-mm wafer fab in ...
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Lincoln Lab transfers rad-hard IC process to industry

Lincoln Lab transfers rad-hard IC process to industry

Lincoln Lab transfers rad-hard IC process to industry MIT's Lincoln Laboratory has developed a unique process for making integrated circuits resistant to damage and malfunction caused by extreme radiation levels ...
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Trusted DoD Fabs GloFlo, SkyWater Join Forces

Trusted DoD Fabs GloFlo, SkyWater Join Forces

Trusted DoD Fabs GloFlo, SkyWater Join Forces As the revival of U.S. chip manufacturing gathers momentum, pure-play technology foundry SkyWater Technology and GlobalFoundries will collaborate to extend domestic IC manufacturing ...
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GF, SkyWater sign MOU for technology development

GF, SkyWater sign MOU for technology development

GF, SkyWater sign MOU for technology development “SkyWater's strategic relationship with the US government provides distinct value and through this developing partnership accelerates our collective commitment to strengthen domestic manufacturing ...
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Semiconductor Manufacturers Reach Deal to Supply U.S. Defense Chips

Semiconductor Manufacturers Reach Deal to Supply U.S. Defense Chips

Semiconductor Manufacturers Reach Deal to Supply U.S. Defense Chips “This (agreement) shows proactive industry cooperation that can complement developing government policy focused on restoring American leadership for semiconductor manufacturing," Brad ...
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Semiconductor Manufacturers Reach Deal to Supply U.S. Defense Chips

Semiconductor Manufacturers Reach Deal to Supply U.S. Defense Chips

Semiconductor Manufacturers Reach Deal to Supply U.S. Defense Chips The move comes at a time of renewed interest in making chips in the United States. Each chip factory is unique, ...
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GLOBALFOUNDRIES and SkyWater look to strengthen domestic US supplies

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and SkyWater look to strengthen domestic US supplies

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and SkyWater look to strengthen domestic US supplies “SkyWater’s strategic relationship with the U.S. government provides distinct value and through this developing partnership accelerates our collective commitment to strengthen ...
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GloFo hooks up with US foundry SkyWater Technology

GloFo hooks up with US foundry SkyWater Technology

GloFo hooks up with US foundry SkyWater Technology GLOBALFOUNDRIES has signed an MOU with US-based foundry SkyWater Technology to manufacture security sensitive ICs. SkyWater will be expanding its Trusted Foundry ...
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GLOBALFOUNDRIES, SkyWater sign deal to strengthen US chip supply

GLOBALFOUNDRIES, SkyWater sign deal to strengthen US chip supply

GLOBALFOUNDRIES, SkyWater sign deal to strengthen US chip supply Two US-based foundries, GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. and SkyWater Technology Inc., have signed a memorandum of understanding for technology development to provide assurance ...
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Semiconductor manufacturers reach deal to supply U.S. defense chips

Semiconductor manufacturers reach deal to supply U.S. defense chips

Semiconductor manufacturers reach deal to supply U.S. defense chips "As Trusted semiconductor manufacturers, we are in a unique position to extend the availability of advanced technologies, while ensuring a secure ...
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Carbon nanotube transistors make the leap from lab to factory floor

Carbon nanotube transistors make the leap from lab to factory floor

Carbon nanotube transistors make the leap from lab to factory floor Technique paves the way for more energy efficient, 3D microprocessors. Carbon nanotube transistors are a step closer to commercial ...
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COVID-19 temp patch for under $5 coming soon

COVID-19 temp patch for under $5 coming soon

COVID-19 temp patch for under $5 coming soon A tech consortium based in the U.S. is mass-producing a small, circular adhesive patch with a wireless temperature sensing chip to aid ...
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Temperature sensing chip embedded in a wireless patch to detect COVID-19

Temperature sensing chip embedded in a wireless patch to detect COVID-19

Temperature sensing chip embedded in a wireless patch to detect COVID-19 SkyWater Technology will manufacture a temperature sensing microchip used in a smartphone-enabled wireless patch for remote detection of COVID-19 ...
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Patches that remotely monitor coronavirus symptoms could help bring people back to work

Patches that remotely monitor coronavirus symptoms could help bring people back to work

Patches that remotely monitor coronavirus symptoms could help bring people back to work The coronavirus pandemic has created a surge of innovation aimed at combating the virus. One new tech ...
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Tech companies target temperature-monitoring patches for COVID-19

Tech companies target temperature-monitoring patches for COVID-19

Tech Companies Target Temperature-Monitoring Patches for COVID-19 The patch would be powered by a specially designed microchip that will be made in Minnesota at a chip factory operated by SkyWater ...
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Tech Companies Target Temperature-Monitoring Patches for COVID-19

Tech Companies Target Temperature-Monitoring Patches for COVID-19

Tech Companies Target Temperature-Monitoring Patches for COVID-19 The companies hope to use artificial intelligence to analyze signals such as the sounds of coughs to identify unique patterns for COVID-19 symptoms ...
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SkyWater to make temperature sensor for Covid-19 patch

SkyWater to make temperature sensor for Covid-19 patch

SkyWater to make temperature sensor for Covid-19 patch Specialist foundry SkyWater Technology is going into production with a temperature sensor chip for use in a smartphone-enabled patch. The patch can ...
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Tech Companies Target Temperature-Monitoring Patches for COVID-19

Tech Companies Target Temperature-Monitoring Patches for COVID-19

Tech Companies Target Temperature-Monitoring Patches for COVID-19 A group of tech companies is working on a patch about the size of small bandage that could be worn to monitor for ...
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SkyWater Combats COVID-19 With Virus Detection Partnership, Best Practices, FOA Support

SkyWater Combats COVID-19 With Virus Detection Partnership, Best Practices, FOA Support

SkyWater Combats COVID-19 With Virus Detection Partnership, Best Practices, FOA Support As the world confronts the health crisis of a generation in the form of the fast-spreading coronavirus, the microelectronics ...
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Minnesota company working to develop advanced COVID-19 test

Minnesota company working to develop advanced COVID-19 test

Minnesota company working to develop advanced COVID-19 test A Minnesota company is helping create COVID-19 tests that will help experts better understand the disease. According to a release from SkyWater ...
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How Minnesota's biggest computer-chip plant is adapting to coronavirus pressure

How Minnesota’s biggest computer-chip plant is adapting to coronavirus pressure

How Minnesota's biggest computer-chip plant is adapting to coronavirus pressure Chipmakers such as SkyWater Technology are a key barometer for the economic hazard the pandemic presents. Since its start in ...
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Here’s What It’s Like Inside a Chip Foundry During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Here’s What It’s Like Inside a Chip Foundry During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Here’s What It’s Like Inside a Chip Foundry During the COVID-19 Pandemic SkyWater and GlobalFoundries both have to run 24/7 shops despite social distancing and stressed workers SkyWater Technology, a ...
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Minnesota companies jump into virus fight

Minnesota companies jump into virus fight

Minnesota companies jump into virus fight Behind the frontline health care workers gearing up to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, an array of Minnesota companies are looking for their own ways ...
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Rad-Hard Microelectronics for Space Applications

Rad-Hard Microelectronics for Space Applications

Rad-Hard Microelectronics for Space Applications For orbiting satellites, design requirements are extensive as a result of the extreme environment in space, including wide-ranging and rapidly changing temperatures, satellite body charging ...
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U.S. Invests in Fabs That Make Radiation-Hardened Chips

U.S. Invests in Fabs That Make Radiation-Hardened Chips

U.S. Invests in Fabs That Make Radiation-Hardened Chips SkyWater Technology is adding radiation hardening and copper interconnects to its toolkit. The U.S. is investing in upgrades to the fabrication facility ...
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Pentagon, With an Eye on China, Pushes for Help From American Tech

Pentagon, With an Eye on China, Pushes for Help From American Tech

Pentagon, With an Eye on China, Pushes for Help from American Tech Talks over how U.S. companies can ensure future supplies of advanced computer chips have taken on more urgency ...
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Minnesota Chip Maker Gets up to $170 Million from U.S. Defense Department

Minnesota Chip Maker Gets up to $170 Million from U.S. Defense Department

Minnesota Chip Maker Gets up to $170 Million from U.S. Defense Department Semiconductor maker SkyWater Technology said on Monday it will receive up to $170 million from the U.S. Department ...
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SkyWater Growth Backed by $170 Million from DOD

SkyWater Growth Backed by $170 Million from DOD

SkyWater Growth Backed by $170 Million from DOD The next satellite the U.S. government puts into orbit might have a little bit of Minnesota inside. SkyWater Technology Foundry recently started ...
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US DoD invests $170M in SkyWater Fab

US DoD invests $170M in SkyWater Fab

US DoD Invests $170M in SkyWater Fab SkyWater Technology, the only US-owned pure-play foundry which operates an old 200mm Cypress fab in Bloomington, Minnesota, is to receive a $170 million ...
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SkyWater, Minnesota's Biggest Chip Plant, is Getting Even Bigger with a Third Clean Room

SkyWater, Minnesota’s Biggest Chip Plant, is Getting Even Bigger with a Third Clean Room

SkyWater, Minnesota's biggest chip plant, is getting even bigger with a third clean room $170M Defense Department grant will help Bloomington chipmaker pay for expansion. SkyWater Technology Inc., the biggest ...
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A Different Foundry Model

A Different Foundry Model

A Different Foundry Model Skywater, a U.S.-owned pureplay foundry is tackling up-and-coming technologies with both R&D and volume manufacturing. Joanne Itow of Semico Research talks about SkyWater's position in 200 ...
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SkyWater Gets $170 Million from Pentagon for Space-Friendly Chips

SkyWater Gets $170 Million from Pentagon for Space-Friendly Chips

SkyWater Gets $170 Million from Pentagon for Space-Friendly Chips Semiconductor maker SkyWater Technology said on Monday it will receive up to US$170 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to ...
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MIT Professor Max Shulaker Gives Talk on Carbon Nanotube Based 3DSoC Technology at DARPA ERI Summit

MIT Professor Max Shulaker Gives Talk on Carbon Nanotube Based 3DSoC Technology at DARPA ERI Summit (Full Session) In the following video DARPA Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) Program Manager Linton ...
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The Next New Memories

The Next New Memories

The Next New Memories A new crop of memories in R&D could have a big impact on future compute architectures. Writer Mark Lapedus chats with several leaders in the developing ...
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First 3D Nanotube and RRAM ICs Come Out of Foundry

First 3D Nanotube and RRAM ICs Come Out of Foundry

First 3D Nanotube and RRAM ICs Come Out of Foundry Skywater Technology Foundry produces first wafers in a drive to match performance of cutting-edge silicon chips Read the rest of ...
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The Cook’s Tour by VLSI Research: SkyWater Technology Foundry

The Cook’s Tour by VLSI Research: SkyWater Technology Foundry

The Cook’s Tour by VLSI Research: SkyWater Technology Foundry SkyWater Technology Foundry is an emergent semiconductor manufacturer for which its uniqueness lies in being a solely U.S.-owned-and-operated, DMEA Category 1A ...
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Why computer-chip factories from the 1980s are still going strong in Bloomington

Why computer-chip factories from the 1980s are still going strong in Bloomington

Why computer-chip factories from the 1980s are still going strong in Bloomington The rise of specialty chips in all kinds of things has given new life to older factories across ...
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First Carbon Nanotube Mixed-Signal ICs

First Carbon Nanotube Mixed-Signal ICs

First Carbon Nanotube Mixed-Signal ICs RRAM 3D integration and a self-healing technique remove metallic nanotubes that poison analog circuits https://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/semiconductors/design/first-carbon-nanotube-analog-and-mixedsignal-ics ...
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Carbon nanotube computers face a make-or-break moment

Carbon nanotube computers face a make-or-break moment

Carbon nanotube computers face a make-or-break moment Researchers have 2 years and $61 million in government funds to prove they can manufacture nanotube electronics in a semiconductor factory. https://cen.acs.org/materials/electronic-materials/Carbon-nanotube-computers-face-makebreak/97/i8 ...
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CEO interview: Sonderman on SkyWater's technology foundry model

CEO interview: Sonderman on SkyWater’s technology foundry model

CEO interview: Sonderman on SkyWater's technology foundry model SkyWater Technology Foundry Inc. is approaching the second anniversary of its formation as a "technology foundry" housed in mature facilities in Bloomington, ...
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Manna From Heaven

Manna From Heaven

Manna From Heaven: What would the chip industry give for a process which promises six generations of scaling? https://www.electronicsweekly.com/blogs/mannerisms/manufacturing-mannerisms/manna-from-heaven-2018-12/ ...
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Foundries See Growth, New Issues In 2019

Foundries See Growth, New Issues In 2019

Foundries See Growth, New Issues In 2019 Demand is rising for AI and automotive, flat for mobile phones, with trade uncertainty looming over everything. https://semiengineering.com/foundries-see-growth-challenges-in-2019/ ...
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The Good, the Bad, and the Weird: 3 Directions for Moore’s Law

The Good, the Bad, and the Weird: 3 Directions for Moore’s Law

The Good, the Bad, and the Weird: 3 Directions for Moore’s Law GlobalFoundries has dropped out, TSMC is thriving, and DARPA sees another way forward https://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/design/the-good-the-bad-and-the-weird-3-directions-for-moores-law ...
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A Crisis In DoD’s Trusted Foundry Program?

A Crisis In DoD’s Trusted Foundry Program?

A Crisis In DoD’s Trusted Foundry Program? GlobalFoundries’ decision to put 7nm on hold is raising concerns across the mil/aero industry. https://semiengineering.com/a-crisis-in-dods-trusted-foundry-program/ ...
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At SkyWater, a project with DARPA could reshape the fortunes of a Minnesota chip factory

At SkyWater, a project with DARPA could reshape the fortunes of a Minnesota chip factory

At SkyWater, a project with DARPA could reshape the fortunes of a Minnesota chip factory: The writing has been on the wall for more than a decade: Moore’s Law will ...
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The Foundry at the Heart of DARPA's plan to Let Old Fabs Beat New Ones

The Foundry at the Heart of DARPA’s plan to Let Old Fabs Beat New Ones

The Foundry at the Heart of DARPA's plan to Let Old Fabs Beat New Ones: 3D tech could give a performance boost so big that chips built at SkyWater Technology’s ...
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Minnesota startup hopes to spark resurgence in U.S. chipmaking

Minnesota startup hopes to spark resurgence in U.S. chipmaking

Minnesota startup hopes to spark resurgence in U.S. chipmaking In 2017, with funding from a Minnesota private equity firm, a small startup called SkyWater Technology bought a chip foundry from Cypress Semiconductor ...
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DARPA Unveils Research Partners

DARPA Unveils Research Partners

DARPA Unveils Research Partners Four projects in post-Moore’s-law effort detailed https://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1333502 ...
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200mm Fab Crunch

200mm Fab Crunch

200mm Fab Crunch Shortages of used equipment and lower margins mean this problem isn’t getting solved anytime soon. https://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1333502 ...
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Foundry Pursues Custom Path

Foundry Pursues Custom Path

Foundry Pursues Custom Path The SkyWater 200mm foundry in an office park outside the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, shows avenues for growth making semiconductors at 90nm and larger ...
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