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Making application-specific ICs for space applications

October 14, 2021 | Webinar on demand

With the acceleration of innovation in space transportation, the cost to operate a satellite in orbit has tremendously decreased, opening doors to a new industry.

While satellites previously used the geostationary orbit, they now reside in mega constellations at low earth altitude. This makes the design constraints against radiation effects less stringent, but microelectronic components should still survive in harsh environments.

So what’s your best choice: non-hardened COTS (Commercial Off the Shelf) or custom-made radiation-hardened components such as ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits)?

We’ll explain how imec.IC-link's expertise can help you to make such choices and how to become a successful player in the space ecosystem.

Create a unique solution and revolutionize the aerospace tech industry

As space is moving into a new paradigm, access to cutting edge technologies is essential for startups, SMEs and entrepreneurs to introduce innovative space services.

But turning your ideas into real space-proof devices is a complex process. That’s where you need support – whether you’re looking for a few prototype samples or need volume production of qualified packaged products.

The webinar will present technology trends in the space domain, illustrated by some ASIC examples from prototype development to certified product.

Key takeaways:

  • What are the main differences between LEO and GEO missions?
  • Why is an ASIC the must-have technology for your space challenges?
  • How do you choose the best-fit process for your application?
  • What are the key steps to manufacture a successful ASIC for space application?

When?  On demand

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About imec.IC-link

Imec.IC-link is part of the global R&D hub imec and provides complete ASIC solutions. Its services are available for customers worldwide and its teams are based in Europe, the USA, China, India, Japan, Brazil and Israel.

About the speakers

Geert Thys

Geert Thys

Geert Thys has been Program Manager at imec.IC-link since 2018. He’s currently responsible for seeking new business and collaboration opportunities in the field of radiation-hardened electronics.
He started his career at imec in 1998 as analog and mixed-signal design engineer of ASICs from specification to tape-out in a broad range of technologies and in diverse high-reliability application fields: automotive, medical and space.
For almost 10 years, he led a team to provide full-custom design services and to develop the DARE library solution for space and high-energy physics experiments.

Stephen Rimbault

Stephen Rimbault

Stephen Rimbault has been Business Development Manager at imec.IC-link since 2019. He’s currently responsible for Russia and Aerospace markets. He started his career as Test and Product Engineer at Microchip and NXP. He headed Development teams at NXP in Europe and Asia. For the last past years, Stephen was leading Defense and Aerospace Markets for South Europe and Middle East at Micross, UK.