Skywater Technology Foundry – Kelly Cole

Skywater Technology Foundry

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We connected with company boss Tom Sonderman for an update on the development and plans for one of the industry’s newest foundries. SkyWater came into being March 1, to take over a chip manufacturing site that was previously owned by Cypress Semiconductor Corp.

We are running nm and 90nm but the fab is 65nm capable,” said Sonderman. That is the essence of what SkyWater was at launch March 1, ” The factory has a manufacturing capacity of about 12, wafer starts per month assuming mm-diameter wafers with 30 mask layers, Sonderman said. This is somewhat less than was quoted when the facility was put up for sale by Cypress, but such capacity calculations depend on the complexity of the circuits being processed and the product mix, Sonderman said.

Oxbow The formation of SkyWater was enabled by Oxbow Industries LLC, a Minnesota-based private equity company that specializes in buying and building business in partnership with management. Where necessary, Oxbow also injects management into its companies and recruited Sonderman from semiconductor equipment company Rudoph Industries, knowing of his previous long experience with Globalfoundries Inc. Sonderman said he has spent the first 15 months of his tenure at SkyWater recruiting management and building up the capabilities of a “technology foundry” that can resonate in the industry and help SkyWater gain traction.

Sonderman argued that after decades when manufacturing processes were stable and the main effort was on scaling, there is now a renewed emphasis on process innovation to prepare for a post-smartphone era driven by 5G communications and artificial intelligence. These ratios encompass both wafer production and engineering revenue streams, he added. Trusted Fab Status One of the reasons Oxbow Industries got involved with the buy-out was that it could see that a US-based and owned fab had the potential to fulfil programs that support US government objectives, particular with the present administration’s focus on US technical leadership and on-shore manufacturing.

That certainly helps bring some contracts in SkyWater’s direction, Sonderman said. And while it is not required directly by other customers, it speaks to the robust information handling systems required to qualify for accepting US government program work.

Sonderman said the company intends to pursue both volume production in conventional mixed-signal CMOS and process development that is compatible with manufacturing on mm-diameter silicon wafers. The current stock process is the nm S8 process which supports programmable system-on-chip designs with embedded flash and RF and is good for applications in automotive and the Internet of Things.

SkyWater has standard PDKs [physical design kits] for both nm and 90nm. Next: Technology.

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