VORAGO's Patented Technology: HARDSIL®

The HARDSIL® Solution

Harden any CMOS device against the effects of extreme temperature or radiation. No longer be constrained by a limited pool of existing components for your design.

HARDSIL is a cost-effective modification to commercial CMOS process flows that can be implemented quickly with minimal incremental mask and implant steps. VORAGO have developed multiple products using HARDSIL and it has been used under license by other leading semiconductor suppliers.
 

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Problem

There is a limited pool of components available that can operate in extreme temperature or radiation conditions.

Solution

HARDSIL® Immunizes CMOS devices against high temperature or radiation induced latch-up and electrical stresses.

Benefit

HARDSIL® can enhance any CMOS device. It is a fully design agnostic process, uses any CMOS manufacturing equipment and process geometry with no negative impact on performance, power consumption or yield.

Markets & Applications

Learn about VORAGO technology applications

HARDSIL-based products are an ideal solution for applications in Space, Downhole drilling, Avionics, Industrial, Automotive, Medical and Networking

Automotive sub-systems:

  • Powertrain
  • Transmission
  • Wheel mounted sensors, brake systems

Industrial:

  • Oil & Gas drilling (monitoring, logging)
  • Factory Automation – hi-temp power electronics
  • Alternative energy – densely packed power electronics

Commercial Avionics & Defense:

  • Aircraft and Satellite controls, comms, sensing systems
  • Distributed jet engine controls

Medical:

  • X-ray sensitive electronics
  • Radiated sterilization

Networking:

  • Data center hi-temp rack equipment