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 effects and high-energy particle bombardment and radiation. These dynamics drive the need for high-reliability engineering concepts for all system components. In the case of microelectronics, this takes a unique form and drives innovation for techniques to overcome these damaging effects.
SkyWater Technology, a soley U.S.-based and U.S.-owned, DMEA-accredited Category 1A Trusted Foundry, is enhancing microelectronics capabilities for the Strategic Rad-Hard market with a 90 nm process hardening technique to achieve radiation immunity performance to match the Strategic Rad-Hard specification.
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