PHOENIX, Dec. 7, 2006 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its silicon wafer processing plant in Plymouth, Minn. has achieved a Department of Defense (DoD) Accreditation of Trust as a silicon wafer foundry Trusted Source Category 1 as defined by Instruction 8500.2 of the Department of Defense Directives.
Honeywell, an integrated circuit manufacturer for the DoD since 1984, is one of just two radiation-hardened (rad-hard) wafer foundries in the United States to earn DoD Accreditation of Trust. The accreditation applies to the company’s 0.15-micron, 0.35-micron and 0.8-micron silicon wafer processes.
“This accreditation provides all DoD prime contractors and other government agencies with a secure, on-shore silicon wafer foundry for microelectronics technology used in military/space electronics, including those requiring an International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) export license,” said David Wick, Director, Microelectronic Sales, Honeywell Aerospace. “Our rad-hard silicon wafers, representing the world’s most sophisticated ruggedized technology, are uniquely engineered to withstand the harshest of aerospace environments.”
Silicon wafers are used to make Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) and memory components, which are subsequently used in obsolete replacement programs, commercial and military avionics systems, payload electronics for commercial and military space systems, inertial measurement units, flight control systems and many other aerospace systems.
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Based in Phoenix, Honeywell’s aerospace business is a leading global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations.
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