Plano, Texas — Apogee Semiconductor, a provider of technologies and products for space and other extreme environments, announced today their TalRad™ Process Design Kit is available for evaluation. The Transistor-Adjusted-Layout for Radiation (TalRad™) Process Design Kit (PDK) is a rad-hard process design methodology that improves the radiation performance of commercial process technologies, enabling the rapid creation of rad-hard designs in a fraction of the time and effort. Apogee Semiconductor and TSI Semiconductors have partnered to implement TalRad™ radiation hardened process design kit in TSI’s 180nm CMOS high-voltage silicon process.
“Our products and services are targeted towards enabling small-satellites and large constellations that require high performance, small form factors and radiation resilience at a lower cost,” stated Anton Quiroz, CEO. “We partnered with TSI Semiconductors to implement TalRad™ to increase the TID (Total Ionizing Dose) performance of the baseline process by up to 10x, with little to no design performance penalties or process integration effort. The implementation of TalRad™ PDK includes the development of design-rule-checker and layout-vs-schematic rule decks, PCELLs and characterizing the radiation performance and reliability of the new components.”
“It has been exciting to work with TSI Semiconductors to implement a rad-hard process that will make it significantly easier for IC designers to create cutting edge technologies for the space industry. We look forward to a continued partnership with TSI,” continued Quiroz.
“This strategic partnership with Apogee will enable system designers to produce RAD Hard technology across a wide range of products for logic, HV, RF, analog, and mix signal applications.” Now that the Apogee TalRad™ PDK is implemented and silicon qualified in our foundry, this technology can be evaluated using our MPW shuttle program prior to product qualification across a wide range of RAD Hard market segments, said Wilbur Catabay, SVP of TSI Corporate Strategy.”
Contact Apogee Semiconductor if you are interested in an evaluation license for the TalRad™ rad-hard PDK.
About Apogee Semiconductor
TallannQuest LLC DBA Apogee Semiconductor has been developing rad-hard IC design tools and processes since 2014. It has a team of very experienced design, systems and process engineers who are taking a different and smarter approach to radiation-hardened-by-design (RHBD) IC design, verification, test and manufacturing. Their rapidly growing portfolio provides a comprehensive suite of products and superior value to their customers. www.apogeesemi.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 972-559-4660.
Teresa Farris, Archon-LLC on behalf of Apogee Semiconductor
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About TSI Semiconductor
TSI Semiconductors is a world-class semiconductor technology development and production volume CMOS foundry company who is the ideal partner for a wide range of IC projects. Located in close proximity to our customers’ design and engineering teams, we are driving innovation closer to the heart of Silicon Valley.
At our 8-inch Roseville, California site, we provide an array of versatile process technologies that include analog/mixed-signal, deep-submicron, high-voltage BCDMOS, and solutions such as novel materials structures and devices. Specialized foundry services include automotive-grade, high-voltage BCDMOS, and technology capabilities utilizing novel materials, structures and devices. TSI is a Trusted DMEA Accredited, Category 1A SECRET Facility Security Clearance, ITAR, AS 9100, IATF16949, ISO9001, ISO14001 pure play Foundry.
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