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Vorago Technologies (AKA: Silicon Space Technology~Silicon Space Technology Corporation)
Profile last edited on: 5/12/20      CAGE: 3W9N7      UEI:

Business Identifier: Rdiation-hardened and extreme temperature-hardened IC components for Hi-rel marketplace
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501 South Mopac Expressway Suite 350
Austin, TX 78746
   (512) 633-7992
Location: Single
Congr. District: 25
County: Travis

Public Profile

Vorago Technologies, formerly known as Silicon Space Technology Corporation, is a fabless semiconductor company. 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 using its hardened Metal Programmable System On Chip (MPSoC) platform capability. 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. Partnering with Texas Instruments, VORAGO Technologies introduced its first product, a QML-V, 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. Now also partnering with GLOBALFOUNDRIES, TSMC and others VORAGO is developing new products incorporating HARDSIL® to provide an expanding product portfolio for extreme environment electronic applicatio

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Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2019 2 NASA $872,740
Project Title: Radiation-Hardened I/O Expansion Chip
2019 2 AF $757,367
Project Title: QML-V Qualification of rad-hard ARM Cortex-M4 Microcontroller
2019 1 NASA $123,446
Project Title: Radiation-Hardened Latch-Up Monitor IC
2018 2 NASA $867,515
Project Title: Rad-Hard Embedded Processing SIP
2018 1 NASA $124,407
Project Title: Low Cost Radiation Hardened Flash Memory Integrated Circuit

Key People / Management

  Bernd Lienhard -- CEO

  Wesley H Morris -- Co-Founder, former CEO and CTO

  Patrice Parris -- Chief Technology Officer

  Shawn Ball -- CFO

  Ross Bannatyne -- Director of Marketing

  Robert Fuller -- Senior Scientist

  David R Gifford -- Vice President of Technology and Engineering

  Jon Gwin -- Former Chief Executive Officer

  Anne Joubert -- Vice President of Sales

  Kevin Klein -- Vice President and General Manager of Products

  Rex Lowther -- Senior Scientist

  Garry Nash -- Senior Vice President of Operations & Quality

  Brad Ostman

  David Patterson -- Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing

  Scott Peterson