Microsemi Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Microchip Technology Inc., announced the launch of its SA.45s Commercial Space Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC), the industry’s first commercially available radiation-tolerant CSAC.
Thales Alenia Space was chosen by TeamIndus, a finalist in Google's Lunar XPRIZE competition, to provide the integrated S-Band transponder on board TeamIndus' lunar landing spacecraft system. The transponder will transmit video and images from the moon.
Imec announced that 200 mm GaN on Si e-mode power devices showed no degradation after heavy ion and neutron irradiation, testing performed in collaboration with Thales Alenia Space. Imec's e-mode devices have a pGaN gate architecture.