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27 August 2007


RRFC receives US National Security Administration accreditation

Raytheon Company’s semiconductor foundry, Raytheon Radio Frequency Components (RRFC) of Andover, MA, USA, has been accredited as a Department of Defense Category 1 Trusted Foundry by the US National Security Administration’s Trusted Access Program Office.

RRFC designs, develops and manufactures gallium arsenide and gallium nitride monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) and modules for Raytheon’s radar, electronic warfare, communications and weapon systems.

The agency’s Category 1 designation, the highest awarded by the Department of Defense, recognizes Raytheon’s support of defense systems that are vital to mission effectiveness or operational readiness of deployed or contingency forces, and indicates that the loss or degradation of these systems results in immediate and sustained loss of effectiveness.

“This accreditation reflects our capability to provide the stringent protection measures required by the National Security Administration for gallium arsenide and gallium nitride foundries,” says Mark Russell, VP of Engineering for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems.

Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon’s leader in Joint Battlespace Integration, providing affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the US Missile Defense Agency, the US Armed Forces and Department of Homeland Security.

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