Foundry Services

The Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems foundry, located in Redondo Beach, California, processes commercial volumes of hetero-junction bipolar transistor (HBT) and high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) monolithic microwave and millimeter wave integrated circuits (MMICs). Our high-performance circuits are used in established and emerging commercial markets, including cellular and broadband wireless systems, and cutting-edge aerospace & defense and scientific applications.

Our full suite of foundry services will help you turn your fledgling concept into a marketable reality:

 


Aerospace Systems foundry Building 


We Offer:


- Advanced process technologies that enable differentiating MMIC and system performance

- In-house multi-wafer Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) for precision control of device doping profiles>

- Process Design Kits with synchronized layout and model sets optimized to millimeter wave, low noise and power applications

- Mature and reliable processes

- Stability of defense critical DoD “Trusted” foundry

- 100mm volume wafer fabrication facilities

- Multi-customer shared mask foundry runs>

- On-wafer RF testing beyond 110 GHz

 

Emerging Technologies

Emerging Technologies diagram 


Process Technology Overview: 

 

Parameter/
Technology
1um power
InP
HBT
0.8 um digital
InP HBT
(2Met)
0.6 um digital
InP HBT
(4Met)
0.15 um
GaAs
PHEMT
0.1 um
GaAs
PHEMT
0.1 um
InP
PHEMT
0.2 um
GaN
HEMT
Ft (peak) 80 GHz 160 GHz >250 GHz 80 GHz 120 GHz 180 GHz 60 GHz
Fmax (peak) 150 GHz >200 GHz >300 GHz 200 GHz 250 GHz 350 GHz 200 GHz
Beta/Gm 25 80 80 550 mS
/mm
650 mS
/mm
1200 mS
/mm
350 mS
/ mm
Vce / Vds (Max) 7.5V 5V 4V 5V 4V 1.2V 28V
Current Density (Max) 0.7 mA
/ um²
1.5 mA
/ um²
2.5 mA
/ um²
250 mA
/ mm
250 mA
/ mm
150 mA
/ mm
250 mA
/ mm
Wafer Thickness 75 um 75 um 75 um 50 & 100 um 50 & 100
um
75 um 100 um
Airbridged Metal
Available
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Backside Vias Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Diode Type Schottky Schottky Schottky Gate Source Gate Source Gate Source NA
Wafer Size 100 mm 100 mm 100 mm 100 mm 100 mm 100 mm 100 mm
Commercial
Qualification Date
TBD NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW Q3 2015

For more information on MPS's foundry services, please view the brochure.