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18 August 2015

e2v launches new quality standard for high-performance, cost efficient microprocessors for commercial space applications

e2v has launched a new grade of high-performance microprocessors based on the multicore processors from the Freescale QorIQ family. These processors still produce tens of Gflop of performance, but in addition deliver space grade reliability through e2vâ€s proven radiation-tolerant semiconductor technology.

The thorough quality checks on each batch of e2vâ€s processors tackle quality issues that can arise in the complex supply-chain models that traditional commercial semiconductor manufacturers sometimes adopt.  Through rigorous inspection procedures, screening, dynamic burn-in and qualification on each batch, e2v eliminates potential defects, guaranteeing the delivery of defect-free flight units that are available through an optimized cost structure, making them perfect for commercial space programs.  Suitable space applications include satellite constellations, cubesats and microsats, low earth orbit satellites and launch vehicles.

Richard Gibbs, President of Semiconductors at e2v, commented, “We are delighted to be able to provide such high-performance processors to commercial space programs. The new quality grade eliminates any chance of early failures, guaranteeing the reliability which space applications demand.”

Visit e2v at AIAA Space 2015 on booth 406 or visit to find out more.

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About e2v: Bringing life to technology, e2v partners with its customers to improve, save and protect peopleâ€s lives. Delivering innovative technology for high performance systems and equipment, e2v leads developments in communications, automation, discovery, healthcare and the environment. e2v employs approximately 1700 people worldwide, has design and operational facilities across Europe, North America and Asia, and has a global network of sales and technical support offices. e2v has annual sales of GB225M and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.