News | June 15, 2022

Qorvo® Awarded Department Of Defense Advanced RF Gallium Nitride Program

Source: Qorvo
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GREENSBORO, NC – Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to proceed with the Advanced Integration Interconnection and Fabrication Growth for Domestic State of the Art (SOTA) Radio Frequency Gallium Nitride (GaN) program, also known as STARRY NITE, as part of the Office of Undersecretary of Defense Research & Engineering's (OUSD R&E) microelectronics roadmap.

The STARRY NITE program seeks to develop and mature domestic, open SOTA RF GaN foundries in alignment with the DoD advanced packaging ecosystem. The Qorvo team will leverage over 30 years of technology development and a long record of successfully establishing high performance, reliable GaN manufacturing technology to achieve these primary goals:

To offer secure, domestic high-volume manufacturing of 90 nanometer (nm) GaN foundry processes, along with advanced interconnect features that enable high performing, innovative, and compact solutions for next-generation military and commercial wireless communications systems

Qorvo is well-positioned to realize STARRY NITE's vision and ensure accessibility of 90nm RF GaN and 90nm GaN with advanced interconnects across the Defense Industrial Base (DIB), delivering manufacturing maturity with performance and advanced integration features such as copper bumps.

Philip Chesley, president of Qorvo's Infrastructure and Defense Products, said, "Qorvo looks forward to providing best in class advanced GaN technology that will enable high-performing, reliable and compact RF solutions for future needs through the STARRY NITE prototype project."

Qorvo is a leader in providing 5G and other commercial products that require a keen understanding of today's market requirements, as well as the advanced GaN nodes and advanced interconnects needed to support/achieve those requirements. As a commercial provider for dual-use applications, Qorvo is uniquely positioned to leverage wafer volumes to drive manufacturing process control, accelerate process and reliability maturation, and drive down costs for the entire DIB.

Qorvo is a leading supplier of high-performance RF products and compound semiconductor foundry services to defense primes and other global defense and aerospace customers. Using the MRL concept developed by the U.S. DoD, Qorvo has achieved Manufacturing Readiness Level 10 for its GaN technology.

To learn more about Qorvo's GaN manufacturing capabilities and services through blogs, videos, white papers and more, visit www.qorvo.com/foundry.

Connect with us at IMS (#IMS2022), June 21-23. For more information about Qorvo's solutions, announcements and meeting inquiries, visit our Qorvo IMS 2022 landing page.

About Qorvo
Qorvo (Nasdaq: QRVO) makes a better world possible by providing innovative RF solutions at the center of connectivity. We combine product and technology leadership, systems-level expertise and global manufacturing scale to quickly solve our customers' most complex technical challenges. Qorvo serves diverse high-growth segments of large global markets, including advanced wireless devices, wired and wireless networks and defense radar and communications. We also leverage our unique competitive strengths to advance 5G networks, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and other emerging applications that expand the global framework interconnecting people, places and things. Visit www.qorvo.com to learn how Qorvo connects the world.

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