PHOENIX, Ariz. – Jan. 17, 2012 – ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics, has been granted Category 1A Trusted Foundry accreditation for its Pocatello, Idaho, ‘Fab 10’, and Gresham, Oregon, facilities. The Trusted Foundry Program is a Department of Defense (DOD) project to accredit trusted, secure sources for the development and manufacture of Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) for a wide range of critical DOD applications including GPS, thermal imaging and encrypted media. The program seeks to negate the potential risk of system counterfeiting, tampering or sabotage.
In addition to Trusted Foundry Accreditation, ON Semiconductor has also been granted ‘Broker’ accreditation with Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA). This enables ON Semiconductor to support the entire trusted manufacturing process through engagement with other trusted suppliers for design, packaging and test. The combination of the two accreditations benefits military and defense customers by providing a fully integrated trusted manufacturing solution.
The two accredited ON Semiconductor facilities encompass a wide range of capabilities and technologies to support a large number of diverse military and aerospace applications. The Pocatello ‘Fab 10’ foundry has a 40,000 square foot (ft2) clean room manufacturing space and supports several processes down to 350 nanometer (nm) CMOS digital / mixed-signal. Gresham has a 100,000 ft2 clean room and offers several process varieties including 250 nm digital / mixed-signal, 180 nm CMOS digital / mixed-signal and 110 nm CMOS digital ‘SP110’ processes.
“Achieving Trusted Foundry and ‘Broker’ accreditations is a valuable and important endorsement of our end-to-end ASIC design and manufacturing operations,” said Vince Hopkin, vice president of the Digital, Mil-Aero and Image Sensor division at ON Semiconductor. “ON Semiconductor uniquely offers a broad range of CMOS and BCD Trusted Foundry technologies from 500 nm to 110 nm making us one of a limited number of suppliers to offer such a wide range of Trusted technologies to our defense and aerospace customers.”