Agreement Gives CMP's University Customers Access to TriQuint's
Cutting Edge GaAs Foundry Process Technologies
Jan. 27, 2011 (Business Wire) -- TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TQNT), a leading RF front-end product manufacturer and foundry services provider, and Circuits Multi-Projects (CMP) announce CMP has chosen TriQuint's TQP15 for its Gallium Arsenide foundry process technology offering for universities and small company customers.
Since 1981, CMP, an independent non-profit organization, has help more than 1000 organizations from 70 countries access affordable commercial foundries by consolidating their designs onto a single prototype mini-tile. CMP works with several foundry vendors supporting a range of technologies and has chosen TriQuint for its GaAs processes. CMP customers will have access to TriQuint's latest commercial foundry process, TQP15, for cost-effectively building millimeter wave applications. CMP offers its customers experience with the entire design, layout, verification, and tapeout process, as well as the export guidance.
"We are pleased to be partnering with CMP on this endeavor. CMP's customers will have access to TriQuint's new mmWave foundry process, TQP15, along with the design kits and other foundry support services. This enables a large number of university students to cost-effectively evaluate their designs in actual GaAs chips and helps TriQuint reach a new generation of RF designers," says Glen Riley, Vice President, TriQuint Semiconductor Commercial Foundry Services.
"CMP is pleased to be working with the industry's leading Gallium Arsenide foundry and introduce GaAs design and fabrication to the next generation of electrical engineers. TriQuint offers comprehensive support services and cutting edge technology. This program will bring GaAs technology to a whole new audience experimenting with futuristic design," said Bernard Courtois, Director of CMP.
Manufactured in TriQuint's high volume GaAs fabrication facility in Hillsboro, Oregon, TQP15 is the latest offering in TriQuint's well-established Pseudomorphic High Electron Mobility Transistor (pHEMT) process portfolio. TQP15 combines high power density with low noise and supports designs operating up to 80GHz. Additionally, TQP15 utilizes optical lithography to reduce cost when compared to traditional E-beam based solutions.
CMP will exhibit at DesignCon 2011 in Santa Clara January 31 – February 3 and its expert staff will be on hand to answer questions about its choice of TriQuint for GaAs foundry services.
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