The DoD is investing up to $170M in a multi-phase project; the first phase is $80M and will fund purchase of process tooling needed to support a new 90 nm PDSOI (partially depleted silicon on insulator) Strategic Rad-Hard process technology, add dual-damascene copper processing capability and partially fund expansion of the cleanroom area and supporting infrastructure. The funding will also support engineering development of the technologies. Details of future program phases are not yet disclosed but includes plans to stand up a 65 nm process offering.

The DoD does not take a SkyWater equity holding position as a result of the program funding.