MACOM facility receives Category 1A Trusted Foundry designation

M/A-COM Technology Solutions' integrated circuit facility in Massachusetts has gained the Category 1A Trusted Foundry designation from the U.S. military, which enables its products to be used in critical national security systems.
By Richard Tomkins   |   June 5, 2014 at 4:51 PM   |   Comments

LOWELL, Mass., June 5 (UPI) -- A facility of M/A-COM Technology Solutions, or MACOM, has been designated a trusted manufacturer of integrated circuits for U.S. military applications.

The Category 1A Trusted Foundry designation for the wafer facility in Lowell, Mass., was granted by the Department of Defense and means its products can be used for classified and unclassified equipment.

The designation ensures the trustworthiness of electronic components used for critical national security systems and is granted when a company facility meets stringent requirements that span chain of custody assurance, supply continuity, and anti-tampering and anti-reverse engineering measures.

"Today's customers demand supply options as the RF and microwave industry faces increased consolidation," said Suja Ramnath, senior vice president and general manager of MACOM.

"Receiving Trusted Foundry accreditation reinforces MACOM's experience, commitment and expertise in servicing the aerospace and defense market. It acknowledges the work we have been doing for the last six decades and ensures that our customers enjoy the same level of trusted quality and supply for years to come."

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