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9 October 2008


Raytheon receives Department of Defense ‘Trusted Foundry’ accreditation

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has accredited Raytheon Company’s semiconductor foundry - Raytheon Radio Frequency Components (RRFC) at the firm's Integrated Air Defense Center in Andover, MA, USA - as a DoD Category 1A Trusted Foundry.

The Category 1A designation, the highest awarded by the DoD, recognizes Raytheon's support of Mission Assurance Category I (MAC I) systems determined to be vital to the operational readiness or mission effectiveness of deployed and contingency forces. MAC I systems require the most stringent protection measures.

“This accreditation reflects our capability to provide the most rigorous protection measures required by the Department of Defense for gallium arsenide (GaAs) and gallium nitride (GaN) foundries,” says Mike Delcheccolo, VP of engineering for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems.

The RRFC foundry provides compound semiconductor technology development, products and services for military and homeland security applications. Capabilities include design, development and manufacturing of GaAs and GaN monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) and modules for advanced radar, electronic warfare, communications and weapon systems.

Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon’s leader in global capabilities integration, providing affordable, integrated solutions to na international and domestic customer base that includes the US Missile Defense Agency, the US Armed Forces, and the Department of Homeland Security.

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