Thursday, January 11, 2007

Milestone in Test Hours Reached for Hardened U.S. Semiconducter Chip

Via UPI.

A rugged new semiconductor has passed the 8,000-hour mark in operational testing for future U.S. military applications.

The gallium nitride (GaN) chip circuits developed by Raytheon completed a testing regime that approximates 80,000 hours of normal operation, which translates to more than nine years.

The development of GaN chips would help pave the way for an array of smaller and still-robust military hardware applications, including communications, radar, electronic warfare and missiles systems.

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