UTMC, AMI to offer COTS rad-hard devices

Engineers at UTMC Microelectronic Systems Inc. in Colorado Springs, Colo., and at American Microsystems Inc. (AMI) in Pocatello, Idaho, are joining forces to offer affordable commercial off-the-shelf radiation-hardened integrated circuits with radiation tolerance to 100 kilorads. The UTMC/AMI devices, designed with military applications and commercial satellites in mind, also protect against radiation-induced single-even upset. UTMC, a fabless IC company, developed a minimally invasive processin

Engineers at UTMC Microelectronic Systems Inc. in Colorado Springs, Colo., and at American Microsystems Inc. (AMI) in Pocatello, Idaho, are joining forces to offer affordable commercial off-the-shelf radiation-hardened integrated circuits with radiation tolerance to 100 kilorads. The UTMC/AMI devices, designed with military applications and commercial satellites in mind, also protect against radiation-induced single-even upset. UTMC, a fabless IC company, developed a minimally invasive processing module for use in AMI`s 0.6-micron commercial foundry process. Pricing will fall between full strategic rad-hard components and specially packaged non rad-hard silicon, company officials say. For more information, contact UTMC by phone at 800-MIL-UTMC or on the World Wide Web at http://www.utmc.com, or AMI by phone at 208-233-4690 or on the World Wide Web at http://www.amis.com. - J.K.

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