Technology platforms achieve a QML first

20th November 2017
Lanna Cooper


Cypress Semiconductor and United Microelectronics have announced the Cypress' 65nm and 40nm technology platforms, which claim to be the industry's first to achieve Qualified Manufacturers List (QML) certification for their advance product flows.

The next-gen 144-Mbit Quad Data Rate (QDR) II+, 144-Mbit QDR IV and 16-Mbit Asynchronous SRAM devices, manufactured at UMC's Fab 12A in Tainan, Taiwan, were qualified under the QML-V certification for aerospace-grade applications. QML certification is administered by the US.

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime and represents one of the most stringent quality procedures implemented by the US government to ensure reliable and controlled supply of microelectronic components.

"QML certification of our most advanced technology platforms is a major milestone," said Helmut Puchner, Senior Director of Aerospace and Defense for Cypress' Memory Products Division.

"Our new radiation-hardened memory products will be the first QML-V-certified, high-density SRAM products to augment and support existing and future FPGA- and processor-based space applications. Being able to access the next-gen technology platforms from our foundry partner UMC enables us to deliver leading-edge, high-density and power-optimised memory products for our space customers."

"UMC is committed to maintaining the world's highest quality levels of manufacturing in order to enhance the competitiveness of our foundry customers," said Clock Chung, Senior Director of Quality Assurance Division at UMC.

"Working with Cypress to achieve QML-V certification of their 65nm and 40nm products at UMC represents the latest accomplishment in our two companies' longstanding partnership. We look forward to realising new milestones with Cypress in the future."

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