JMAR wins semiconductor fabrication awards

JMAR Technologies Inc., a provider of precision micro- and nanotechnology products, has announced that its JMAR Semiconductor Inc. (JSI) fabless semiconductor division has been awarded two additional contracts totalling approximately USD 900,000 to instal and support semiconductor fabrication processes at the Flexible Foundry facility owned and operated by the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) in Sacramento, California, USA. These contracts, an element of the Defense Department’s Advanced Technology Support Program, were issued to JSI by Advanced Information Systems, acting through General Dynamics Information Systems, a prime contractor for DMEA. Under the two separate contract awards JSI will: 1) establish a prototype fabrication capability at the DMEA Flexible Foundry for the sub-micron Ultra Thin Silicon (UTSi) process developed by San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor; and 2) provide additional material for the Electronically Eraseable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) process contract which was initially announced by JMAR on Aug. 6, 2001. The initial funding for the UTSi contract is approximately $640,000. The schedule for the contract runs for two years. Additional funding could be added to it during that period for presently unfunded contract tasks, including test chip development and additional process equipment. The add-on to the EEPROM contract increases the total amount of that contract award to approximately $1.6 million.

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