VORAGO Technologies is a privately held, fabless semiconductor company founded in 2004 and based in Austin, TX. VORAGO is a provider of radiation-hardened and extreme temperature-hardened IC components for the Hi-rel marketplace. VORAGO designs and develops high density SRAMs and logic ICs using its patented HARDSIL® technology to simultaneously provide superior radiation and temperature endurance performance. VORAGO also provides custom ASIC design services.
VORAGO's patented, innovative technology, HARDSIL®, has been proven in multiple CMOS process generations at multiple fabs to harden integrated circuits without redesign and is scalable to any generation node. Once modified by HARDSIL®, the commercial process flow can be used to manufacture significantly more robust CMOS circuits for highly reliable operation in extreme environments. This capability dramatically enhances the hardness and reliability of high density ICs provides a disruptive alternative to current hi-rel approaches utilizing upscreened COTS, redundant systems, or exotic packaging.
By incorporating HARDSIL® into IC designs, VORAGO provides its customers with unique material treatment services during the actual semiconductor manufacturing process. Using astute semiconductor substrate engineering, the resulting IC designs contain enhanced electrical isolation that inherently protect electronic components from the effects of extreme radiation or extreme temperature.
Incorporating their patented HARDSIL® technology into their own designs and several Texas Instruments products spanning multiple process generations, VORAGO has successfully demonstrated superior hardening in a number of devices including high density SRAMs and DSPs. Because the technology is applied at the CMOS process-level, no performance, power or circuit size trade-offs are required. As a result, hardened IC components for extreme environments are now within reach for system designers; a solution with the highest performance in reduced form factors while using much less power.
Partnering with Texas Instruments, VORAGO Technologies introduced its first product, a QMLV, space-qualified rad hard 16Mb SRAM, during 2012. This product is the only rad hard SRAM offering to combine superior radiation hardening with no trade-offs in performance. Incorporating on-chip EDAC and Scrub, the SEU immune SRAM is also latchup immune, radiation hardened to 1Mrad TID, and the lowest power 16Mb SRAM available for space applications.
Now also partnering with GLOBALFOUNDRIES as a second manufacturing source, VORAGO is developing new products incorporating HARDSIL® to provide an expanding product portfolio for extreme environment electronic applications.