SkyWater Technology Foundry Achieves Cat1A Trusted Foundry Accreditation from U.S. Department of Defense

SkyWater Technology Foundry announced that its production-scale microelectronics wafer fabrication facility in Bloomington, Minnesota has been accredited by the Defense Microelectronics Activity, a branch of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) as a Category 1A Trusted Foundry.

This accreditation enables SkyWater Technology Foundry to provide wafer fabrication, design, wafer test, and broker services as a Trusted Supplier.

“The fact that this was accomplished within two weeks of the birth of the company demonstrates the priority SkyWater Technology Foundry has put on this Accreditation and in serving the needs of the DoD,” said Michael Moore, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This Accreditation validates our security posture and it demonstrates the continued commitment of this site to serving the microelectronics needs of the U.S. DoD.”

The business plan for SkyWater Technology Foundry incorporates the ability to address the growing call for U.S.-owned and U.S.-based suppliers of microelectronics at a time when more and more of the microelectronics supply chain is migrating to China and other Far East countries.

“SkyWater Technology Foundry plans to expand engagements with the U.S. DoD generally, and in particular is poised to meet the requirements of DoD Instruction 5200.44 which requires fabrication of mission-critical custom microelectronics components in a Trusted facility,” he said.

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