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Minnesota adds jobs in August as unemployment drops

Minnesota adds jobs in August as unemployment drops

Minnesota adds jobs in August as unemployment drops Tim Walz visited Bloomington-based manufacturing plant, SkyWater Technology, Inc. "Here at SkyWater, we produce microchips for a variety of industries, including automotive, ...
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Walz supports federal legislation to boost computer chip manufacturing

Walz supports federal legislation to boost computer chip manufacturing

Walz supports federal legislation to boost computer chip manufacturing Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz visited one of Minnesota's major manufacturers of semiconductors, or computer chips, in Bloomington on Thursday. Skywater Technology ...
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Bringing resistive RAM technology to volume production

Bringing resistive RAM technology to volume production

Bringing resistive RAM technology to volume production Weebit Nano Limited is collaborating with SkyWater Technology to bring its resistive RAM (ReRAM) technology to volume production. Under the agreement, Weebit will ...
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Weebit Nano and SkyWater Technology announced a foundry alliance

Weebit Nano and SkyWater Technology announced a foundry alliance

Weebit Nano, a developer of ReRAM technology, and SkyWater Technology have announced a foundry alliance. SkyWater will bring Weebit’s ReRAM technology to volume production. SkyWater has licensed the technology for ...
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Weebit Nano teams with Skywater

Weebit Nano teams with Skywater

Weebit Nano teams with Skywater The companies have announced an agreement to take Weebit’s Resistive RAM memory technology to volume production. Under the agreement, SkyWater and Weebit will collaborate to ...
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SkyWater foundry to take Weebit ReRAM to volume

SkyWater foundry to take Weebit ReRAM to volume

SkyWater foundry to take Weebit ReRAM to volume SkyWater will take the silicon-oxide based non-volatile memory technology to volume production for Weebit Nano Ltd. (Hod Hasharon, Israel) and offer the ...
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Weebit and SkyWater Announce Agreement to take ReRAM Technology to Volume Production

Weebit and SkyWater Announce Agreement to take ReRAM Technology to Volume Production

Weebit and SkyWater Announce Agreement to take ReRAM Technology to Volume Production Weebit Nano Limited (ASX: WBT), a developer of next-generation memory technologies for the global semiconductor industry, and SkyWater ...
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SkyWater accepting designs for 90nm ROIC MPW program

SkyWater accepting designs for 90nm ROIC MPW program

SkyWater accepting designs for 90nm ROIC MPW program SkyWater Technology is now accepting design submissions for its 90nm readout integrated circuit (S90ROIC) multi-project wafer (MPW) program, which enables prototyping and ...
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Skywater to fab HOBS chips

Skywater to fab HOBS chips

Skywater to fab HOBS chips Skywater, the US military foundry, is to fab Carillon Technologies’ Holographic Optical Beam Steering (HOBS) chips for satellite and other free-space optical communications (FSOC) applications ...
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Rockley adds BEOL processing to SkyWater foundry contract

Rockley adds BEOL processing to SkyWater foundry contract

Rockley adds BEOL processing to SkyWater foundry contract SkyWater will undertake BEOL processing for Rockley Photonics’ spectrophotometer-on-a-chip health monitoring product. Rockley, founded by Bookham Technology founder Andrew Rickman, has been ...
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Rockley Photonics expands manufacturing services with SkyWater Technology

Rockley Photonics expands manufacturing services with SkyWater Technology

Rockley Photonics expands manufacturing services with SkyWater Technology SkyWater Technology and Rockley Photonics, a UK silicon photonics technology company, have broadened their relationship to include wafer back-end-of-line processing for Rockley’s ...
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Rockley signs up to use SkyWater BEOL

Rockley signs up to use SkyWater BEOL

Rockley signs up to use SkyWater BEOL The expanded relationship with SkyWater is part of multi-sourcing efforts at Rockley. Rockley had a contract with Newport Wafer Fab to make silicon ...
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SkyWater and Rockley Photonics Expand Relationship to Enable Back-End-Of-Line Processing for Wearable Health Sensors

SkyWater and Rockley Photonics Expand Relationship to Enable Back-End-Of-Line Processing for Wearable Health Sensors

SkyWater and Rockley Photonics Expand Relationship to Enable Back-End-Of-Line Processing for Wearable Health Sensors SkyWater Technology (NASDAQ: SKYT), the trusted technology realization partner, and Rockley Photonics (NYSE: RKLY, a leading ...
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Niche chip maker SkyWater plays key role in U.S. supply strategy

Niche chip maker SkyWater plays key role in U.S. supply strategy

Niche chip maker SkyWater plays key role in U.S. supply strategy While U.S. presidents often seek to boost the nation's infrastructure, such as highways, roads and bridges, President Joe Biden ...
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NeoCity back in business with tech firm replacing UCF

NeoCity back in business with tech firm replacing UCF

NeoCity back in business with tech firm replacing UCF This is the first of a multi-part series on the transitions happening at NeoCity, an economic and legislative priority in Osceola ...
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Tom Sonderman Talks about Chip Shortage Solutions on Talk Radio WRNR

Tom Sonderman Talks about Chip Shortage Solutions on Talk Radio WRNR

Tom Sonderman Talks about Chip Shortage Solutions Talk show host Rob Mario and co-host David Welch discuss serious supply chain issues Why are we experiencing a serious chip shortage? How ...
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SkyWater shares rise 20% as execs explain move to expand production capacity

SkyWater shares rise 20% as execs explain move to expand production capacity

SkyWater shares rise 20% as execs explain move to expand production capacity The company's capital spending plan will erode short-term profit margins but set it up for sustained revenue growth, ...
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Dynamic Indiana Economy Presents Opportunities for SkyWater Collaboration

Dynamic Indiana Economy Presents Opportunities for SkyWater Collaboration

Dynamic Indiana Economy Presents Opportunities for SkyWater Collaboration SkyWater President and CEO Thomas Sonderman met with Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb to discuss SkyWater’s ongoing collaboration with the U.S. Government and ...
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How to Fight and Win the Semiconductor War

How to Fight and Win the Semiconductor War

How to Fight and Win the Semiconductor War About the author: Thomas Sonderman is president and CEO of SkyWater (ticker: SKYT), a U.S.-based semiconductor foundry. Asia is winning the war ...
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Silicon 100: Startups Worth Watching in 2021

Silicon 100: Startups Worth Watching in 2021

Silicon 100: Startups Worth Watching in 2021 The 21st revision of the EE Times Silicon 100, our annual list of electronics and semiconductor startups to watch, tracks the pulse of ...
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Experts say pandemic triggered global microchip shortage, revealed problem for the US

Experts say pandemic triggered global microchip shortage, revealed problem for the US

Experts say pandemic triggered global microchip shortage, revealed problem for the US Welcome to the world of semiconductors: rooms bathed in yellow light — that color, least harmful to the ...
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A Chip Industry for All Seasons

A Chip Industry for All Seasons

A Chip Industry for All Seasons Seasonal demand for semiconductors appears for now to be a thing of the pre-pandemic past as heavy demand for memory devices translated into unforeseen ...
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Countries lavish subsidies and perks on semiconductor manufacturers as a global chip war heats up

Countries lavish subsidies and perks on semiconductor manufacturers as a global chip war heats up

Countries lavish subsidies and perks on semiconductor manufacturers as a global chip war heats up In an era of industrial nationalism, the Senate’s endorsement of $52 billion in subsidies for ...
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Senate Approves $52B for Chip R&D, House Debate Looms

Senate Approves $52B for Chip R&D, House Debate Looms

Senate Approves $52B for Chip R&D, House Debate Looms The focus on U.S. efforts to re-shore semiconductor manufacturing shifts to the House of Representatives after the Senate approved landmark legislation ...
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In visit to SkyWater chip plant, Klobuchar, Phillips tout Minnesota as tech center

In visit to SkyWater chip plant, Klobuchar, Phillips tout Minnesota as tech center

In visit to SkyWater chip plant, Klobuchar, Phillips tout Minnesota as tech center As Senate nears vote on technology bill, Minnesota lawmakers say the nation's chip industry needs government investment ...
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Efabless chipIgnite enables SoC for $9,750 in Skywater CMOS node

Efabless chipIgnite enables SoC for $9,750 in Skywater CMOS node

Efabless chipIgnite enables SoC for $9,750 in Skywater CMOS node Community chip creation platform Efabless has launched chipIgnite, a program enabling low-cost fabrication of initial prototypes of intellectual property blocks ...
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Semiconductor Shortage Shines Light On Weak Supply Chain

Semiconductor Shortage Shines Light On Weak Supply Chain

Semiconductor Shortage Shines Light On Weak Supply Chain Semiconductors are the foundation of the advanced technologies that regular citizens and military officials rely on — from cell phones and laptops ...
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Efabless is launching a new program called chipIgnite

Efabless is launching a new program called chipIgnite

Efabless is launching a new program called chipIgnite Provides low-cost manufacturing of designs based on a full chip reference design template that implements the physical IO for the chip. It ...
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SkyWater reported its first results since its recent initial public offering

SkyWater reported its first results since its recent initial public offering

SkyWater reported its first results since its recent initial public offering Net sales grew 30% year-over-year to $48.1 million. “SkyWater delivered record net sales in our first quarter driven by ...
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Biden’s chip dreams face reality check of supply chain complexity

Biden’s chip dreams face reality check of supply chain complexity

Biden’s chip dreams face reality check of supply chain complexity In October, Minnesota-based chip foundry, SkyWater Technology took over a facility in Florida where it plans to build out advanced ...
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White House to meet with tech leaders about semiconductor shortage

White House to meet with tech leaders about semiconductor shortage

White House to meet with tech leaders about semiconductor shortage The White House will meet with CEOs from Intel, Dell, Samsung, Ford, HP, AT&T, Alphabet, General Motors and other companies ...
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About That White House Meeting To Discuss The Semiconductor Supply Chain

About That White House Meeting To Discuss The Semiconductor Supply Chain

About That White House Meeting To Discuss The Semiconductor Supply Chain The White House is hosting a virtual summit today to discuss the semiconductor supply chain. Executives from a wide ...
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SkyWater is Latest Tech IPO

SkyWater is Latest Tech IPO

SkyWater is Latest Tech IPO SkyWater Technology, the Minnesota-based pure-play foundry, is joining a growing list of U.S. technology companies going public. Along with filing an initial public offering of ...
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OpenPOWER Foundation Provides Microwatt for Fabrication on Skywater Open PDK Shuttle

OpenPOWER Foundation Provides Microwatt for Fabrication on Skywater Open PDK Shuttle

OpenPOWER Foundation Provides Microwatt for Fabrication on Skywater Open PDK Shuttle The OpenPOWER based Microwatt cpu core has been selected to be included in the Efabless Open MPW Shuttle Program ...
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Chasing After Carbon Nanotube FETs

Chasing After Carbon Nanotube FETs

Chasing After Carbon Nanotube FETs CNTs promise big performance improvements, but achieving consistency and replacing incumbent technologies will be difficult. Carbon nanotube transistors are finally making progress for potential use ...
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SkyWater’s transformation to the Technology as a Service (TaaS) model

SkyWater’s transformation to the Technology as a Service (TaaS) model

SkyWater’s transformation to the Technology as a Service℠ (TaaS) model March 13, 2021 By G. Dan Hutcheson Excerpt below developed by Tom Sonderman, president and CEO, SkyWater Technology TaaS℠ departs ...
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Chip maker SkyWater begins hiring local workers. Here’s what it’s looking for.

Chip maker SkyWater begins hiring local workers. Here’s what it’s looking for.

Chip maker SkyWater begins hiring local workers. Here’s what it’s looking for. SkyWater Technology has started on its plans to bring more than 200 jobs to Central Florida. The Bloomington, ...
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Analysis: How idled car factories super-charged a push for U.S. chip subsidies

Analysis: How idled car factories super-charged a push for U.S. chip subsidies

Analysis: How idled car factories super-charged a push for U.S. chip subsidies “The recent chip shortage in the automotive industry has highlighted the need to strengthen the microelectronics supply chain ...
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Biden, Semiconductors, And America’s Future

Biden, Semiconductors, And America’s Future

Biden, Semiconductors, And America’s Future SkyWater is part of DOD’s trusted foundry program to provide a secure source of supply within U.S. borders. Funded by private equity investment, SkyWater helps ...
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CEO interview: SkyWater foundry hits its stride; looks to Europe

CEO interview: SkyWater foundry hits its stride; looks to Europe

CEO interview: SkyWater foundry hits its stride; looks to Europe SkyWater provides volume manufacturing, mainly on a 130nm mixed-signal process, as well as process development facilities from its 200mm wafer ...
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US foundry SkyWater accelerates domestic chip manufacturing

US foundry SkyWater accelerates domestic chip manufacturing

US foundry SkyWater accelerates domestic chip manufacturing The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic caused the U.S. to take a hard look at its current capabilities for semiconductor manufacturing. Not only ...
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SkyWater expands in Florida - assumes operation of 200mm fab

SkyWater expands in Florida – assumes operation of 200mm fab

SkyWater expands in Florida - assumes operation of 200mm fab SkyWater Technology, a company which has been very vocal about the need for a secure domestic chip production, continues to ...
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SkyWater forms partnership to open US advanced packaging facility

SkyWater forms partnership to open US advanced packaging facility

SkyWater forms partnership to open US advanced packaging facility The facility will become the foundation for advanced packaging technology services business and is based on a public-private partnership between SkyWater, ...
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Osceola County seals deal with SkyWater Technology to operate Center for NeoVation

Osceola County seals deal with SkyWater Technology to operate Center for NeoVation

Osceola County seals deal with SkyWater Technology to operate Center for NeoVation New partner ideally positioned to expand BRIDG’s work at NeoCity SkyWater Technology – the only U.S.-owned and U.S.-based ...
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U.S. Takes Strategic Step to Onshore Electronics Manufacturing

U.S. Takes Strategic Step to Onshore Electronics Manufacturing

U.S. Takes Strategic Step to Onshore Electronics Manufacturing National defense bill incentivizes establishment and expansion of leading-edge foundries Late last week, the U.S. Congress passed the annual policy law that ...
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Remoticon Video: from Zero to ASIC; How to Design in Silicon

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Remoticon Video: from Zero to ASIC; How to Design in Silicon Designing your own integrated circuits as a one-person operation from your home workshop sounds like science fiction. But 20 ...
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Department of Defense Backs New Secure Electron Beam Lithography Initiative

Department of Defense Backs New Secure Electron Beam Lithography Initiative

Department of Defense Backs New Secure Electron Beam Lithography Initiative U.S. Department of Defense-backed secure fab SkyWater is set to adopt Multibeam’s Multicolumn Electron-Beam Lithography system in its 45 nm ...
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Spotlight: SkyWater aims to boost, secure semiconductor production

Spotlight: SkyWater aims to boost, secure semiconductor production

Spotlight: SkyWater aims to boost, secure semiconductor production SkyWater Technology’s new 60,000-square-foot expansion — which will produce specialty microelectronics for customers ranging from medical device makers to the U.S. Space ...
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SkyWater and Multibeam look to deploy innovative MEBL system

SkyWater and Multibeam look to deploy innovative MEBL system

SkyWater and Multibeam look to deploy innovative MEBL system Multibeam has announced a partnership with SkyWater to deploy its Multicolumn Electron-Beam Lithography (MEBL) system into SkyWater’s expanded fabrication facility in ...
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Skywater fab adopts e-beam lithography

Skywater fab adopts e-beam lithography

Skywater fab adopts e-beam lithography Skywater, the US DOD-backed secure fab, is to use Multibeam’s Multicolumn Electron-Beam Lithography (MEBL) system in its 45 nm process. The new system was funded ...
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SkyWater finds partners to enable open source ASIC manufacturing

SkyWater finds partners to enable open source ASIC manufacturing

SkyWater finds partners to enable open source ASIC manufacturing US pure play semiconductor foundry, SkyWater Technology, along side semiconductor crowdsourcing platform Efabless, announces a Google partnership to enable open source ...
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Open Source ASICS Take a Giant Leap Forward with the First Ever Open Foundry PDK

Open Source ASICS Take a Giant Leap Forward with the First Ever Open Foundry PDK

Open Source ASICS Take a Giant Leap Forward with the First Ever Open Foundry PDK Wow, 2020 has been a year, hasn’t it? It is going to be remembered for ...
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Google, SkyWater Partner on Open ASIC Designs

Google, SkyWater Partner on Open ASIC Designs

Google, SkyWater Partner on Open ASIC Designs Google along with chip foundry partner SkyWater Technology and an IC design kit vendor are joining forces to offer what they promote as ...
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Inside SkyWater Technology’s Domestic Semiconductor Foundry

Inside SkyWater Technology’s Domestic Semiconductor Foundry

Inside SkyWater Technology’s Domestic Semiconductor Foundry Unless you were a resident of Bloomington, Minnesota, SkyWater Technology’s ribbon-cutting for its fab expansion earlier this month probably didn’t make your newsfeed. Many ...
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Regaining The Edge In U.S. Chip Manufacturing

Regaining The Edge In U.S. Chip Manufacturing

Regaining The Edge In U.S. Chip Manufacturing The United States is developing new strategies to prevent it from falling further behind Korea, Taiwan, and perhaps even China in semiconductor manufacturing, ...
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US foundry makes the case for a secure domestic chip production

US foundry makes the case for a secure domestic chip production

US foundry makes the case for a secure domestic chip production SkyWater Technology’s expansion in Bloomington, Minnesota, has progressed quickly. The project started less than a year ago and on ...
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SkyWater Technology's Facility Expansion Progresses Ahead of Schedule

SkyWater Technology’s Facility Expansion Progresses Ahead of Schedule

SkyWater Technology's Facility Expansion Progresses Ahead of Schedule SkyWater Technology recently announced that its facility expansion, supported by the previously announced Department of Defense (DOD) investment of up to $170 ...
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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 to 'on-shore' packaging of chips in Florida

SkyWater to ‘on-shore’ packaging of chips in Florida

SkyWater to 'on-shore' packaging of chips in Florida SkyWater Technology Foundry Inc. (Bloomington, Minnesota) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Osceola County, south of Orlando in central Florida, to ...
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Osceola County picks SkyWater Technology to assume Bridg lease and create NeoCity jobs

Osceola County picks SkyWater Technology to assume Bridg lease and create NeoCity jobs

Osceola County picks SkyWater Technology to assume Bridg lease and create NeoCity jobs A Minnesota microchip manufacturer may move into Osceola County's NeoCity. The board of county commissioners on Oct ...
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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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4 design venues to watch in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

4 design venues to watch in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

4 design venues to watch in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic How do design solutions targeted at tackling the COVID-19 pandemic look? How do they make use of the ...
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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

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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

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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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