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Triad Semiconductor Launches New Micro Devices Division

Aerospace Analog/Linear/Mixed Signal ICs Military and Aerospace Semiconductor

Triad Semiconductor, Inc. (Triad) has announced the establishment of Triad Micro Devices (TMD), a specialized ‘pure-play’ division dedicated to the development of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) specifically for the aerospace and defense sector.

Triad Semiconductor Launches New Micro Devices Division, photo appearing in an article on Electronics Industry Monthly.
Triad Semiconductor Has Announced its New Triad Micro Devices Aerospace and Defense Division.

With a focus on innovation, TMD specializes in delivering advanced, integrated, and high-reliability analog and mixed-signal solutions tailored for both terrestrial and space applications. These solutions are engineered to address SWaP (size, weight, and power) constraints, streamline qualification and certification processes, and optimize total cost of ownership (TCO).

Jim Kemerling, TMD CTO, highlights the strategic importance of this move, stating, ““Having participated in the aerospace and defense industry for numerous years, Triad takes the next strategic leap by establishing TMD as a dedicated center of excellence for high-performance, high-reliability integrated circuit development. This deliberate move ensures our continued ability to meet the intricate demands of this sector. Utilizing our extensive analog and mixed-signal IC design expertise, advanced proprietary design tools, and patented ‘ViArray’ technology, we are well-positioned to empower our customers. This enables them to expedite design processes, accelerate qualification timelines, cut down development costs, and minimize risks.”

ViArray technology, a proprietary innovation, offers significant advantages in terms of cost, development time, and qualification. Alternatively, TMD provides full-custom solutions tailored to specific needs. Regardless of the approach, TMD aims to meet stringent analog and mixed-signal requirements while optimizing SWaP considerations.

Lynn Hayden, CEO of Triad Semiconductor, further emphasizes TMD’s heritage and commitment to customer-centric design, stating, ““TMD arises from a distinguished heritage, stemming from Triad’s rich R&D legacy in the aerospace and defense sectors,” remarked Lynn Hayden, CEO of Triad Semiconductor. “Our distinctive analog and mixed-signal ViArray technology, coupled with a seasoned A&D customer-centric design, sales, and support team, positions us to not only build upon that legacy, but also to extend our footprint. With TMD solutions, multiple discrete COTS parts, each with their own EOL schedules, can be consolidated into a single device. TMD guarantees the availability of its solutions for up to 25 years, aligning with the lifespan of defense systems, thereby addressing the EOL issue head-on.  In addition, it’s Radiation Hardened by Design ViArrays, qualified to MIL-PRF-38535, significantly reduce time to market and qualification costs.”

The products of Triad Micro Systems are developed utilizing industry-standard EDA tools by experts in full-custom IC design, combined with proprietary techniques for accelerating time to market, while reducing qualification time and providing a lower total cost of acquisition. TMD’s ViArrays have been qualified to MIL-PRF-38535, exemplifying the company’s unwavering emphasis on quality control and long-term reliability.

Analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) play a critical role in various aerospace and defense applications where size, weight, and power (SWaP) optimization are paramount. ICs are instrumental in avionics systems, including flight control systems, navigation equipment, and communication systems, where compact form factors and low power consumption are essential for airborne platforms.

Additionally, within satellite and spacecraft systems, analog and mixed-signal ICs are commonly specified for use in telemetry, data acquisition, and sensor interfacing applications, where minimized weight and power consumption are vital for achieving orbit and maximizing mission duration.

In military applications, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), wearable electronics, and soldier systems, SWaP-optimized analog and mixed-signal ICs help to facilitate the design and development of lightweight and energy-efficient devices for enhanced operational agility and extended mission endurance.

For more information about Triad Micro Devices and the division’s available product technologies, visit  www.triadmicrodevices.com.

About Triad Micro Devices
Triad Micro Devices (TMD), a division of Triad Semiconductor, is a fabless semiconductor manufacturer dedicated to creating and providing analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits exclusively for the aerospace and defense industry. The company’s products are developed utilizing industry-standard EDA tools by experts in full-custom IC design, combined with proprietary techniques for accelerating time to market, while reducing qualification time and providing a lower total cost of acquisition. TMD’s ViArrays have been qualified to MIL-PRF-38535, which exemplifies our unwavering emphasis on quality control and long-term reliability.

About Triad Semiconductor
Triad Semiconductor www.triadsemi.com is a leader in developing high-performance custom ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuits) and targeting Application Specific Standard Products (ASSPs). We are passionate about creating analog and mixed-signal solutions for the real world. Together with our clients we are addressing major advances in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, Audio, Automotive, Medical, Sensors, Silicon Photonics / Optical Communication, and Triad Micro Devices (TMD) Aerospace & Defense applications. Triad Semiconductor was launched over twenty years ago and has attracted a team of highly skilled and experienced analog mixed-signal engineers from world leading semiconductor companies. These engineers bring their expertise and creativity to develop cutting-edge solutions for analog and mixed-signal applications.

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