Cypress Semiconductor has announced that American Semiconductor has chosen Cypress Foundry Solutions to develop and manufacture custom optical devices. In addition, American Semiconductor will transfer a specialized, custom wafer process to the Cypress Foundry Solutions wafer fabrication facility in Bloomington, Minn.
“We selected Cypress for its long history of innovation and process development in a fab environment that can scale quickly to manufacturing volumes, all in a DMEA Category 1A Trusted Fab that can also serve defense markets,” said Doug Hackler, CEO of American Semiconductor. “Our advanced, proprietary technology, combined with Cypress’s proven, high-volume eight-inch wafer manufacturing expertise, enables us to achieve the high-yield and low-cost requirements of defense markets.”
American Semiconductor and Cypress expect to have the single-die wafer product and the first of a series of optical devices qualified by late 2014.