DoD designation affirms MACOM's rigorous, highly secure product
control and handling processes
LOWELL, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. ("MACOM"), a leading supplier of high
performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, today announced
that its wafer fabrication facility in Lowell, Massachusetts, has been
accredited by the Department of Defense (DoD) as a Category 1A Trusted
Foundry. This DoD accreditation distinguishes MACOM as a trusted
manufacturer of integrated circuits (ICs) for classified and
unclassified U.S. military and aerospace applications. The Category 1A
designation is conferred to microelectronics vendors exhibiting the
highest levels of process integrity and protection.
Administered by the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA)
organization on behalf of the DoD, the Trusted Foundry program is
designed to ensure the trustworthiness of electronic components used for
critical national security systems. The program provides a means for the
DoD to assess the integrity and confidentiality of IC design and
manufacturing processes, establishing stringent requirements spanning
chain of custody assurance, supply continuity, and anti-tampering and
anti-reverse engineering measures.
The Trusted Foundry program ensures that the U.S. government has
guaranteed access to specialized, high-performance components. MACOM's
wafer fabrication facility is ideally suited to meet this requirement,
supporting high diversity fabrication and niche process variants
offering the high performance characteristics that many DoD applications
"Today's customers demand supply options as the RF and Microwave
industry faces increased consolidation," said Suja Ramnath, Sr. Vice
President and General Manager, MACOM. "Receiving Trusted Foundry
accreditation reinforces MACOM's experience, commitment and expertise in
servicing the aerospace and defense market. It acknowledges the work we
have been doing for the last six decades and ensures that our customers
enjoy the same level of trusted quality and supply for years to come."
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (www.macom.com)
is a leading supplier of high performance analog RF, microwave, and
millimeter wave products that enable next-generation Internet and modern
battlefield applications. Recognized for its broad catalog portfolio of
technologies and products, MACOM serves diverse markets, including high
speed optical, satellite, radar, wired & wireless networks, CATV,
automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. A pillar of the
semiconductor industry, we thrive on more than 60 years of solving our
customers' most complex problems, serving as a true partner for
applications ranging from RF to Light.
Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM is certified to the
ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental
management standard. MACOM has design centers and sales offices
throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
MACOM, M/A-COM, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, M/A-COM Tech, Partners in
RF & Microwave, Partners from RF to Light, The First Name in Microwave
and related logos are trademarks of MACOM. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners.
FOR SALES INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
North Americas --
Europe -- Phone: +322.214.171.12400
China - Phone: +86.21.2407.1588
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.
Jessie Glockner, 508-475-0025 x140
Source: M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.
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