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Satellite communications rely on THz frequencies for high data bandwidth. And cryptography for secure communications employs the most powerful processors and processing technologies available, while looking ahead to quantum technology.

FormFactor’s high-performance probes, probe systems, and cryogenic tools play an essential role in the development of these specialized devices.

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Aircraft ICs
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Radar and Satellite Communications
Quantum/Supercomputing
  • Aircraft ICs
  • Research / Development
  • High Volume Engineering
  • Niche Production
  • High Volume Manufacturing
  • Infrared Imaging
  • Research / Development
  • High Volume Engineering
  • Niche Production
  • High Volume Manufacturing
  • Radar and Satellite Communications
  • Research / Development
  • High Volume Engineering
  • Niche Production
  • High Volume Manufacturing
  • Quantum/Supercomputing
  • Research / Development
  • High Volume Engineering
  • Niche Production
  • High Volume Manufacturing

Aircraft ICs

From the cockpit to engine controls, modern aircraft use a wide range of ICs to ensure operation and safety. Semiconductor devices are used in navigation, communications and even in cabin environment control. With the upgrade of many aircraft, the use of ICs is growing at a rapid rate. Similar to the automotive industry, aircraft manufacturers demand zero-defect products and redundant systems to ensure absolute safety. In addition, test conditions are more extreme, ranging from -40°C to 160°C. The need for test and measurement in the development and production of semiconductor devices for aircraft is amplified by the demand for zero-defect products across a range of temperatures.

Radar/Satellite Communications

Numerous technologies, such as radar and satellite communications, require the generation of signals that range into the millimeter-wave (mmW) region and beyond into the terahertz (THz) range. In response, researchers are actively developing radio frequency (RF) circuitry implemented at the chip level.

Millimeter-wave radar can “see through” adverse weather conditions for air defense and target tracking, airplane and missile guidance, aircraft collision warning and obstacle detection systems. Satellite services that rely on THz frequencies are essential for surveillance, military communication, geospatial mapping and weather forecasting.

With our long history as technology leaders in the high-frequency test and measurement market, FormFactor plays a fundamental role in enabling the development and production of next generation millimeter-wave and terahertz technologies.

Learn more about terahertz

Quantum/Supercomputing

Quantum computers stand poised to deliver dramatic breakthroughs in any number of scientific and engineering fields. Artificial intelligence, quantum networking and super-secure encryption all fall within the realm of possibility, along with many other applications.

In parallel, another category of machines called superconducting computers promises to elevate conventional computing to the so-called exascale level, where they will deliver formidable processing speed at only one tenth the power of present technology.

Both share a common attribute on their journey from lab to fab: they can only function at ultra-low temperatures approaching absolute zero. FormFactor has moved aggressively to provide cryogenic environment systems to meet this challenge, with a suite of products including 30 millikelvin cryostats and 4K automated probe systems.

Learn more about quantum computing