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 make chips that can work in outer space, and create smaller, faster ones with new materials.

The Bloomington, Minnesota-based company was spun off from Cypress Semiconductor in 2017 to a group of U.S.-based investors. That year, SkyWater became part of a Defense Department program to ensure U.S. military access to the domestic chip supply chain.

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