Analog/Mixed Signal

Qorvo awarded RF GaN contract from DoD

17 June 2022
Qorvo is a developer of 5G and other commercial products as well as advanced GaN nodes and advanced interconnects. These technologies will be used as part of the DoD’s RF program. Source: Qorvo

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has been selected to participate in the Advanced Integration Interconnection and Fabrication Growth for domestic state of the art (SOTA) radio frequency (RF) gallium nitride (GaN) program.

Called Starry Nite, the program is part of the Office of Undersecretary of Defense Research & Engineering’s (OUSD R&E) microelectronics roadmap. The program’s goal is to develop and mature Open SOTA RF GaN foundries in alignment with the DoD advanced packaging ecosystem.

Qorvo’s technology will be used to:

  • Secure domestic high-volume manufacturing of 90 nm GaN foundry processes.
  • Ensure accessibility of 90 nm RF GaN and 90 GaN with advanced interconnects across the Defense Industrial Base (DIB).

The foundry processes will allow for the development of high performing, innovative and compact solutions for next generation military and commercial wireless communication systems. The systems will be developed with manufacturing maturity, performance and advanced integration features such as copper bumps.

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