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.

SkyWater has formed a new subsidiary, called SkyWater Florida, that will assume operation of the Center for NeoVation, the 200mm semiconductor manufacturing facility that will be expanded.

Not only did the pandemic cause supply shortages and issues with getting products to vendors, it revealed that having the majority of manufacturing overseas could lead to potentially larger problems in the future.

SkyWater Technology, a U.S.-owned and operated pure play foundry, is looking to piggyback on recently passed legislation — namely the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) — to expand its domestic foundry in Florida’s Osceola County to advanced packaging capabilities for microelectronics manufacturing.


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