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Best-in-Class Radiation Hardness Makes ST's New Transistors Ideal for Aerospace and Hi-Rel Systems

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced that it has added to its available JANS / JANSR1 products a range of DLA (Defense Logistics Agency)-qualified JANSR bipolar transistors with additional up-screening at the recent Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) in Paris.

Best-in-class radiation hardness makes ST's new transistors ideal for aerospace and Hi-Rel systems, including satellites, as well as nuclear physics and medical applications.

ST has supported European aerospace applications since 1977, having been qualified by the European Space Agency since the Agency's inception. It continues to lead the performance enhancement of rad-hard products, as demonstrated with the current launch.

Today, ST is bringing into the JANS system the innovation released last year within the ESCC (European Space Components Coordination) program. Called JANSR+, the innovation consists of a series of 100krad JANSR high-dose-rate bipolar transistors with an additional 100krad low-dose-rate (100 mrad/s) test performed on each wafer. Furthermore, ST has announced it will complete its JANSR+ offer with data from very-low-dose-rate (10 mrad/s) tests, demonstrating the outstanding robustness to radiation effect of its technology.

As a result, ST's JANSR+ series gives access to products with superior performance in radiative environments, with complete test data to support the claim. These products can be used without any up-screen cost and lead time, thus dramatically raising the bar in the industry.

"ST has been providing rad-hard bipolar transistors to the European aerospace industry for over 35 years and our products have accumulated hundreds of millions of flying hours," said Mario Aleo, Group VP and General Manager, Power Transistor Division, STMicroelectronics. "With the DLA qualification, we are bringing to our US customers the unrivaled performances through the best-in-class radiation hardness achieved with our specifically adjusted aerospace technology and design."

Source: http://www.st.com

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