by Staff Writers
Tewksbury MA (SPX) Feb 21, 2014
Raytheon has embarked on its fifteenth year of pioneering the development and system integration of gallium nitride (GaN) technology. In 1999, Raytheon commenced research in GaN at the Raytheon Foundry in Andover, Mass.
Today, Raytheon remains at the forefront of GaN innovation, demonstrating the maturity of the technology which significantly extends the warfighter's reach into the battle space by increasing radar ranges, sensitivity and search capabilities.
"GaN technologies are transforming the way we address the evolving needs of our customers," said Paul Ferraro, vice president of Advanced Technology for Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business.
"Through partnerships with the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and DARPA, we are harnessing the revolutionary power, efficiency and performance improvements that GaN provides in programs today including AMDR and Next Generation Jammer. We are optimistic about its impact on future initiatives like 3DELRR and others."
+ From 2005 - 2008, Raytheon worked closely with DARPA on the WBGS Phase 2 program, meeting all transistor level technical metrics. The high power density, high efficiency process that emerged during this time helped form the underpinning for our microwave GaN production processes today.
+ In 2009, Raytheon released GaN for production in its 4" Trusted compound semiconductor foundry.
+ Raytheon was honored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) for successful completion of a Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III Gallium Nitride (GaN) production improvement program in 2013, culminating more than a decade of government and Raytheon investment in GaN RF (radio frequency) circuit technology.
+ Raytheon has demonstrated that the reliability of their GaN technology exceeded the requirement for insertion into production military systems. This maturation of GaN resulted in a Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) production capability of "8," the highest level obtained by any organization in the defense industry for this technology. MRL is a measure used by the OSD and many of the world's major companies to assess the maturity of manufacturing readiness.
+ Also through the OSD Title III program, GaN yield was improved by more than 300 percent and cost was reduced more than 75 percent for MMICs.
Computer Chip Architecture, Technology and Manufacture
Nano Technology News From SpaceMart.com
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.|