HARDSIL is a manufacturing solution for hardening commercial CMOS integrated circuit components against radiation and high temperature which adds a small amount of processing to a standard flow and does not affect the performance. Also, VORAGO produces a line of high temperature and radiation hardened SRAMs and Microcontrollers.
Primary Application Area: Electronics, Sensors, Communications
Technology Development Status: Commercial Product
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: HARDSIL enables the production of radiation hardened and high temperature capable electronics by utilizing commercial CMOS processes and design techniques. The technology leverages the scale economies of mainstream semiconductor manufacturing while making it suitable for these specialized needs. This enables cost effective production of devices explicitly intended for use in radiation and high temperature environments rather than the more expensive and risky approach of upscreening off-the-shelf parts not specifically designed and produced with these applications in mind or the use of very expensive or highly specialized technologies. Also, VORAGO provides a line of high temperature and radiation hardened SRAMs and Microcontrollers. These devices are capable of performing at temperatures >200C and survive TID >300krad and suitable for use in applications such as oil & gas exploration, industrial environments, motor control and medical, as well as defense applications such as satellites, aerospace, and jet engine control.
Organization Type: Mid-stage Startup (A or B)
Showcase Booth #: 7M
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
SBIR/STTR Awards: AFRL-$463,655-10/15/2004
External Funding to Date: $25M from VC funding