Peregrine Semiconductor to provide rad-hard capability for DMEA

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Leaders of the U.S. Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) in Sacramento, Calif., are tapping Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. of San Diego to provide radiation-hardened integrated circuit manufacturing capability.

Under terms of a $4.8 million contract awarded Dec. 21, DMEA officials are asking Peregrine to develop, implement, and demonstrate a sub-micron radiation-hardened ultra-thin silicon-on-sapphire semiconductor manufacturing process for use within the DMEA foundry in Sacramento.

An appropriation number and dollar value will be issued with each delivery order, DMEA officials say. Work will be performed in San Diego and is to be finished by late 2005.

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