Government/Military Programs

Raytheon Demonstrates 3X Increase in Power Density of GaN-on-Diamond Compared to GaN-on-SiC

Raytheon of Tewksbury, Massachussets USA, has demonstrated that gallium nitride (GaN)-on-diamond enables a 3X increase in transistor power density compared to GaN on silicon carbide. The demonstration used a 10x125um (1.25mm) GaN-on-diamond HEMT. The result builds on the company’s prior successes, including the company’s industry-first demonstration of GaN-on-diamond transistors in …

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Air Force Awards RFMD $9.7M Contract to Produce Millimeter Wave GaN-on-SiC ICs

RFMD based in Greensboro, North Carolina USA, has signed a $9.7 million contract with the Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The contract is produce 0.14 micron GaN monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) technology, and transfer production to 6-inch diameter wafers using RFMD’s 6-inch …

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Quantum Semiconductor and Silvaco Collaborate on Advanced Modeling of Si-Ge-C Superlattices

San Jose, California and Santa Clara, California USA– Quantum Semiconductor LLC, an emerging Silicon Valley company developing next generation semiconductor devices which expand what silicon can do with light, and Silvaco, Inc., a leading provider of Technology Computer Aided Design (TCAD) and Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software, announced today a …

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NCSU to Lead DOE’s Next Generation Power Electronics Innovation Institute

The U.S. Department of Energy and President Obama have enlisted the help of North Carolina State University to lead the Next Generation Power Electronics Innovation Institute. The $140 million advanced manufacturing institute will bring together academic, government and industry collaborators in hopes of revolutionizing energy efficiency through the use of …

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US Air Force Selects Raytheon's High-bandwidth Satellite Terminal for Secure Communications

The U.S. Air Force selected Raytheon Company for a $134,399,631 contract to develop a terminal that transmits emergency messages to aircrews during nuclear and non-nuclear missions. The company of Marlborough, Massachusetts USA, is the only provider of fielded Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite terminals that protect the military’s most …

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