Cypress to make custom optical devices for American Semiconductor
Cypress Semiconductor has announced that American Semiconductor has chosen Cypress Foundry Solutions to develop and manufacture custom optical devices. In addition, American Semiconductor will transfer a specialized, custom wafer process to the Cypress Foundry Solutions wafer fabrication facility in Bloomington, Minn.
“We selected Cypress for its long history of innovation and process development in a fab environment that can scale quickly to manufacturing volumes, all in a DMEA Category 1A Trusted Fab that can also serve defense markets,” said Doug Hackler, CEO of American Semiconductor. “Our advanced, proprietary technology, combined with Cypress’s proven, high-volume eight-inch wafer manufacturing expertise, enables us to achieve the high-yield and low-cost requirements of defense markets.”
American Semiconductor and Cypress expect to have the single-die wafer product and the first of a series of optical devices qualified by late 2014.