MACOM Accredited as ‘Trusted Foundry’ by Department Of Defense

  MACOM Accredited as ‘Trusted Foundry’ by Department Of Defense

 DoD designation affirms MACOM’s rigorous, highly secure product control and
                              handling processes

Business Wire

LOWELL, Mass. -- June 4, 2014

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high
performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, today announced that
its wafer fabrication facility in Lowell, Massachusetts, has been accredited
by the Department of Defense (DoD) as a Category 1A Trusted Foundry. This DoD
accreditation distinguishes MACOM as a trusted manufacturer of integrated
circuits (ICs) for classified and unclassified U.S. military and aerospace
applications. The Category 1A designation is conferred to microelectronics
vendors exhibiting the highest levels of process integrity and protection.

Administered by the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) organization on
behalf of the DoD, the Trusted Foundry program is designed to ensure the
trustworthiness of electronic components used for critical national security
systems. The program provides a means for the DoD to assess the integrity and
confidentiality of IC design and manufacturing processes, establishing
stringent requirements spanning chain of custody assurance, supply continuity,
and anti-tampering and anti-reverse engineering measures.

The Trusted Foundry program ensures that the U.S. government has guaranteed
access to specialized, high-performance components. MACOM’s wafer fabrication
facility is ideally suited to meet this requirement, supporting high diversity
fabrication and niche process variants offering the high performance
characteristics that many DoD applications demand.

“Today’s customers demand supply options as the RF and Microwave industry
faces increased consolidation,” said Suja Ramnath, Sr. Vice President and
General Manager, MACOM. “Receiving Trusted Foundry accreditation reinforces
MACOM’s experience, commitment and expertise in servicing the aerospace and
defense market. It acknowledges the work we have been doing for the last six
decades and ensures that our customers enjoy the same level of trusted quality
and supply for years to come.”


M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. ( is a leading
supplier of high performance analog RF, microwave, and millimeter wave
products that enable next-generation Internet and modern battlefield
applications. Recognized for its broad catalog portfolio of technologies and
products, MACOM serves diverse markets, including high speed optical,
satellite, radar, wired & wireless networks, CATV, automotive, industrial,
medical, and mobile devices. A pillar of the semiconductor industry, we thrive
on more than 60 years of solving our customers' most complex problems, serving
as a true partner for applications ranging from RF to Light.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM is certified to the ISO9001
international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard.
MACOM has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe,
Asia and Australia.

MACOM, M/A-COM, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, M/A-COM Tech, Partners in RF &
Microwave, Partners from RF to Light, The First Name in Microwave and related
logos are trademarks of MACOM. All other trademarks are the property of their
respective owners.

North Americas -- Phone: 800.366.2266
Europe -- Phone: +353.21.244.6400
India -- Phone: +91.80.43537383
China – Phone: +86.21.2407.1588


Media Contact:
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.
Husrav Billimoria, 978-656-2896
Rainier Communications
Jessie Glockner, 508-475-0025 x140
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