Cypress Memory Products are the Industry's First to Pass Stringent
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (CY), the market leader in advanced embedded
system solutions including radiation-hardened memories, and United
Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) ("UMC"), a leading
global semiconductor foundry, today announced that Cypress' 65nm and
40nm technology platforms are the industry's first to achieve Qualified
Manufacturers List (QML) certification for their advance product flows.
The next-generation 144-Mbit Quad Data Rate (QDR) II+, 144-Mbit QDR IV
and 16-Mbit Asynchronous SRAM devices, manufactured at UMC's Fab 12A in
Tainan, Taiwan, were qualified under the QML-V certification for
aerospace-grade applications. QML certification is administered by the
U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime and represents one
of the most stringent quality procedures implemented by the U.S.
government to ensure reliable and controlled supply of microelectronic
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Pictured is Cypress' QDR-IV SRAM, which have achieved aerospace-grade QML certification. (Photo: Business Wire)
"QML certification of our most advanced technology platforms is a major
milestone," said Helmut Puchner, Senior Director of Aerospace and
Defense for Cypress' Memory Products Division. "Our new
radiation-hardened memory products will be the first QML-V-certified,
high-density SRAM products to augment and support existing and future
FPGA- and processor-based space applications. Being able to access the
next-generation technology platforms from our foundry partner UMC
enables us to deliver leading-edge, high-density and power-optimized
memory products for our space customers."
"UMC is committed to maintaining the world's highest quality levels of
manufacturing in order to enhance the competitiveness of our foundry
customers," said Clock Chung, senior director of Quality Assurance
Division at UMC. "Working with Cypress to achieve QML-V certification of
their 65nm and 40nm products at UMC represents the latest accomplishment
in our two companies' longstanding partnership. We look forward to
realizing new milestones with Cypress in the future."
UMC (NYSE: UMC, TWSE: 2303) is a leading global semiconductor foundry
that provides advanced IC production for applications spanning every
major sector of the electronics industry. UMC's comprehensive foundry
solutions enable chip designers to leverage the company's sophisticated
technology and manufacturing, which include high volume 28nm
High-K/Metal Gate technology, 14nm FinFET mass production, ultra-low
power platform processes specifically developed for Internet of Things
(IoT) applications and the automotive industry's highest-rated AEC-Q100
Grade-0 manufacturing capabilities for the production of ICs found in
vehicles. UMC's 11 wafer fabs are strategically located throughout Asia
and are able to produce nearly 600,000 wafers per month. The company
employs over 19,000 people worldwide, with offices in Taiwan, China,
Europe, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the United States. UMC can be found
on the web at http://www.umc.com.
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Cypress is the leader in advanced embedded system solutions for the
world's most innovative automotive, industrial, home automation and
appliances, consumer electronics and medical products. Cypress'
programmable systems-on-chip, general-purpose microcontrollers, analog
ICs, wireless and USB-based connectivity solutions and reliable,
high-performance memories help engineers design differentiated products
and get them to market first. Cypress is committed to providing
customers with the best support and engineering resources on the planet
enabling innovators and out-of-the-box thinkers to disrupt markets and
create new product categories in record time. To learn more, go to www.cypress.com.
Note from UMC Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Some of the statements in the foregoing announcement are forward-looking
within the meaning of the U.S. Federal Securities laws, including
statements about introduction of new services and technologies, future
outsourcing, competition, wafer capacity, business relationships and
market conditions. Investors are cautioned that actual events and
results could differ materially from these statements as a result of a
variety of factors, including conditions in the overall semiconductor
market and economy; acceptance and demand for products from UMC; and
technological and development risks. Further information regarding these
and other risks is included in UMC's filings with the U.S. Securities
and Exchange Commission. UMC does not undertake any obligation to update
any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.
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