Triad Micro Devices takes flight for aerospace and defense excellence

22 February 2024

Triad Semiconductor, Inc. has launched Triad Micro Devices (TMD) as a wholly owned ‘pure-play’ division dedicated to developing analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits exclusively for the aerospace and defense industry.

As a fabless semiconductor manufacturer, TMD specializes in delivering cutting-edge, integrated and high-reliability analog and mixed-signal solutions for terrestrial and space applications. Its offerings empower customers to tackle size, weight and power (SWaP) challenges, significantly streamline qualification and certification processes and optimize the total cost of ownership (TCO).

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“Having participated in the aerospace and defense industry for numerous years, Triad takes the next strategic leap by establishing TMD as a dedicated center of excellence for high-performance, high-reliability integrated circuit development,” stated Jim Kemerling, TMD chief technology officer. “This deliberate move ensures our continued ability to meet the intricate demands of this sector. Utilizing our extensive analog and mixed-signal IC design expertise, advanced proprietary design tools, and patented ‘ViArray’ technology, we are well-positioned to empower our customers. This enables them to expedite design processes, accelerate qualification timelines, cut down development costs, and minimize risks.”

ViArray technology offers several benefits in terms of cost, development time and qualification. Alternatively, a full-custom solution is sometimes the best fit. Regardless of the methodology, TMD’s strength is in meeting stringent requirements in the analog and mixed-signal domain with the optimal SWaP.

With TMD solutions, multiple discrete commercial off-the-shelf parts, each with their own end-of-life (EOL) schedules, can be consolidated into a single device. TMD guarantees the availability of its solutions for up to 25 years, aligning with the lifespan of defense systems, thereby addressing the EOL issue head-on. In addition, the radiation hardened ViArrays, qualified to MIL-PRF-38535, significantly reduce time to market and qualification costs.

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