SkyWater Launches Direct Multi Project Wafer (MPW) FastShuttle™ Program

MPW program enables rapid design verification and faster time to market

BLOOMINGTON, MN, January 3, 2019 – SkyWater Technology Foundry, the industry’s most advanced U.S.-based and solely U.S.-owned Trusted Foundry, today announced its Multi Project Wafer (MPW) FastShuttle program offering customers quick and low-cost prototyping and design enablement with access to high performance processes and regularly scheduled launch dates. The program provides a vehicle to develop new ASIC and custom designs, meeting customers’ evolving requirements to bring products to market quickly.

SkyWater’s MPW FastShuttle program now supports rapid prototyping activities on its 90nm and 130nm technology nodes for applications ranging from commercially focused mixed-signal to specialized aerospace and defense. Volume manufacturing is supported at SkyWater’s ISO 9001 and ITAR compliant production facility.

“SkyWater’s MPW program is an extremely valuable service which directly meets our critical needs,” said Mike Ward, CEO, Linear ASICs. “Working with SkyWater gives Linear the advantage of high performance fab operations, but it is also the right size to be flexible and support us with the services we need to be responsive to our customers.”

The direct MPW program reduces prototyping cost for commercial and government customers by grouping IC designs and sharing mask costs among MPW program participants. In addition, production rebates effectively bring the cost of participating in the program to zero.

“We are pleased to announce the availability of our FastShuttle MPW program which enables our customers to achieve product prototyping, device characterization, and IP validation quickly and cost-effectively,” said Thomas Sonderman, President, SkyWater Technology Foundry. “We look forward to continuing to provide the reliability, IP security and high-quality manufacturing that is crucial for both military and commercial applications.”

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About SkyWater Technology Foundry

SkyWater is a U.S.-based and U.S.-owned, DMEA accredited Technology Foundry, specializing in the development and manufacturing of a wide variety of differentiated integrated circuits in various markets including: consumer, industrial, aerospace and defense, automotive, and the IoT, among others. With decades of site heritage as an innovation service provider, SkyWater recognizes a growing need for enhanced services to help customers efficiently develop and rapidly bring new technologies and products to market. The company’s world-class team is experienced tailoring business and technical services according to individual project and customer partner needs. SkyWater serves as both an ASIC and custom foundry, providing
advanced development capabilities alongside volume production, enabling customers with unique technology solutions to innovate and scale next-generation products. For more information, please visit:

SkyWater Company Contact: Ross Miller | 952.851.5063 |
SkyWater Media Contact: Lauri Julian | 949.280.5602 |

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