TriQuint Becomes First Manufacturer to Achieve Manufacturer Readiness Level 9 for GaN

first_imgTriQuint Semiconductors announced that it is the first gallium nitride (GaN) RF chip manufacturer to achieve Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) 9. This achievement means TriQuint’s GaN manufacturing processes have met full performance, cost and capacity goals, and that the company has the capability in place to support full rate production. To benchmark MRL 9, TriQuint applied the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s rigorous manufacturing readiness assessment tool and criteria to its high frequency, high power GaN production line. TriQuint’s ongoing development of GaN-based devices is leading to smaller, more efficient power amplifiers, typically used for military radar and electronic warfare programs as well as commercial wireless communications and infrastructure. Key to the company’s assessment, TriQuint has shipped more than 170,000 0.25 um GaN power amplifier devices in support of an ongoing international radar production program. During phased array radar field testing, approximately 15,000 devices have accumulated more than 3.67 million device hours, with no reported device failures. TriQuint continues to demonstrate industry-leading reliability with a mean time to failure (MTTF) of greater than 70 million hours at 200 degrees Celsius, substantially greater than the industry standard of 1 million hours MTTF. As an established GaN provider for domestic and international defense programs, TriQuint explored the potential of GaN beginning in 1999, and released its first GaN on silicon carbide (SiC) production process in 2008. Since that point, the company has continued to make significant investments towards maturing the technology. Today, GaN wafers are manufactured with yields that match our conventional GaAs technologies. Leading GaN research and product development for both defense and commercial applications, TriQuint continues to provide record-setting GaN circuit reliability and compact, high efficiency products, paving the way for more robust performance, lower maintenance and longer operational lifetimes. TriQuint is also accredited by the Department of Defense as a Microelectronics Trusted Source (Category 1A) for its foundry; post-processing; packaging and assembly; and RF test services. The Department of Defense’s Manufacturing Readiness Assessment (MRA) ensures that manufacturing, production and quality assurance can meet operational mission needs. This MRA tool assesses science and technology companies on criteria that provide guidance about the maturity and risk of a given technology – reviewing the industrial base readiness; technology development; and quality and manufacturing management. This process ensures that the product or system transitions successfully from the factory to the field, providing the best value for the customer. TriQuint demonstrated that its manufacturing processes met full performance, cost and capacity goals, with the capability in place to support full rate production.last_img read more

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Arnett’s Fabian Reid hits form

first_imgAfter taking some time to find his goalscoring form this season, last season’s runner-up in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) scorer’s race, Fabian Reid, has found his scoring boots this campaign and has climbed to the top of the charts with 11 goals. Reid netted one goal in his team’s 3-1 win over Tivoli Gardens in their west Kingston derby last Sunday. Reid finished with 16 goals last campaign, one goal behind top scorer Craig Foster, and after outscoring fellow golden boot challenger Colorado Murray, who came into their contest tied on 10 goals, Reid assumed the leadership of the scoring table with seven rounds of matches to go. But Reid said that his slow start to the season was a result of defenders and teams paying him more attention. However, he said that he has never lost focus or his determination and that his continued hard work is now bearing fruit. The striker has scored in three of his team’s last four matches. STRONG DEFENSIVE TACTICS “This season, defenders are marking me a lot more. They are not giving me any chance because they know how dangerous I am. But I just continue to work until I find it (form), and it’s coming on now. I was the goal man for Arnett Gardens last season, and now that I got back my form, I am just looking to get the job done,” he said. Coincidentally, Reid and Arnett Gardens have hit form around the same time, and he says that it usually goes hand-in-hand. “This is our time of the season now, and our form is coming around, so we have to make the most of it, and from I am scoring, the team is going to be up. “We have seven games to go, and if we win those seven games, we can finish second or first. So we can still reach first. We just have to continue working hard as last year is last year, and we don’t want to live in the past,” he said. Reid was disappointed after letting the scoring title slip from his grasp last season, but with seven games to go, plus the play-offs, he believes that he can hold on and take the award this term. “I am looking to get about 20 goals this season, and if I can get 20 goals, that would be all right. Yes, I am looking to get the top scorer award as last year I slipped up, but I am not living in the past. I am working to do it this season,” he said. Reid leads the goalscoring chart with 11 goals, followed by Colorado Murray and Tremaine Stewart on 10 and Rondee Smith and Deshane Beckford with nine. [email protected]last_img read more

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Houston Texans’ Deshaun Watson donates first career game check to cafeteria employees impacted by Hurricane Harvey

first_imgPhoto by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(HOUSTON) — Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson received the first game check of his NFL career this week, and used it to help out three women who work at the team’s stadium“For what you all do for us every day and never complain, I really appreciate you all, so I wanted to give my first game check to y’all to help y’all out in some type of way,” Watson told the women in a video shared by the team. Related “If you can, you must.”@deshaunwatson​ gave his first @NFL​ game check to help a few familiar faces. #HoustonStrong pic.twitter.com/rwcyGMSRFN— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) September 27, 2017The quarterback gave the money to three women who had been heavily impacted by flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Watson makes $465,000 this season in base salary, and gave the women $27,353.The video shows Watson entering the NRG Stadium cafeteria with envelopes tied with a ribbon. “Hopefully, that’s good and that can get you back on your feet,” he tells the women. “And anything else y’all need, I’m always here to help.”Watson and his family were once recipients of similar generosity. The family once received a home built by Habitat for Humanity. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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