SkyWater accepting designs for 90nm ROIC MPW program

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SkyWater Technology is now accepting design submissions for its 90nm readout integrated circuit (S90ROIC) multi-project wafer (MPW) program, which enables prototyping and design enablement, including support for ITAR designs.

The program is targeted for specialised aerospace and defence applications, LIDAR and LADAR (Light or Laser Detection and Ranging) and other applications ranging from automotive sensing, microbolometers and medical x-ray to augmented reality, industrial machine vision and security, among others.

Design submissions for SkyWater’s initial enhanced S90ROIC MPW shuttle are now being accepted with a GDS-II cutoff date in November 2021.

The updated S90ROIC platform provides low noise performance buried channel transistors as well as native transistors, seven layers of metal interconnect, MIM capacitors (oxynitride and high-k), and both room temperature and cryogenic models (77-150K), which are necessary for use in space, aviation, and other high-performance applications.

For production designs or dedicated tape-outs, the process also supports stitching for large-format imagers, topside planarized contacts, through-silicon vias for in-pixel backside contact and radiation-tolerant options.

Volume ROIC manufacturing is available at SkyWater’s ISO 9001, ITAR-compliant and DMEA-accredited Trusted U.S. production facility.

“We are pleased to offer our S90ROIC MPW program to provide secure design support for customers to achieve prototyping, device characterization, and IP validation quickly,” said John Kent, EVP, technology development and design enablement at SkyWater. “Our MPW program addresses our growing aerospace and defence customer demand and provides a secure avenue for creating critical applications for national defense. The program also offers commercial customers the reliability, IP security and high-quality manufacturing that we provide in our US-owned and operated facility.”