L-3 Cincinnati Electronics picks Cypress for thermal imaging solutions

23 January 2014

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) said it has been selected by L-3 Cincinnati Electronics, a division of L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL), as a supply partner to manufacture its readout integrated circuits.

L-3 CE will design and manufacture its state-of-the-art ROICs for its cooled infrared detectors using Cypress´s proprietary process technology at the Cypress Foundry Solutions wafer fabrication facility in Bloomington, Minnesota. L-3 CE selected Cypress based on the potential for significant manufacturing yield enhancements for large-die ROIC devices.

The ROICs will be based on Cypress´s S8 mixed-signal 130-nanometer flash-based SONOS (Silicon Oxide Nitride Oxide Silicon) process technology. SONOS is compatible with standard CMOS technologies and offers numerous advantages, including high endurance and low power.

Cypress manufactures high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions for a variety of markets, including defense and automotive, proving a strong fit for L-3 CE, a leader in infrared solutions for military and commercial applications.

L-3 Cincinnati Electronics (L-3 CE) is world-renowned for its expertise in the areas of electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) detection as well as space and missile electronics. To learn more about L-3 CE, visit the company´s website at www.L-3com.com/ce.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 is a prime contractor in C3ISR (command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) systems, platform and logistics solutions, and national security solutions. Its website is at www.L-3com.com.

Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Visit Cypress online at www.cypress.com.

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