Quality & Reliability
TriQuint maintains a strong emphasis on quality & reliability. Because gallium arsenide (GaAs) technology will always be "new" relative to mainstream silicon, TriQuint has oriented its Quality and Reliability Group toward establishing systems that provide information for proactive corrective and preventive improvements. These Quality Systems are described in the TriQuint Quality Manual (request a copy).
Implementation of quality systems has allowed TriQuint to become registered to ISO 9001. Some of the differences between gallium arsenide and silicon devices lead to specific advantages for the TriQuint technology - especially in terms of reliability. TriQuint has published articles on this and related subjects which are available below.
The following are answers to the most frequently asked questions about TriQuint and gallium arsenide (GaAs) quality and reliability.
- What is reliability?
- How good is GaAs reliability?
- How does TriQuint know GaAs reliability is good?
- Why is GaAs reliability good?
- How do GaAs devices fail?
- When will GaAs failures occur?
- How do operating conditions influence GaAs failures?
- How do element studies relate to integrated circuits?
- How do environmental conditions affect GaAs reliability?
- Should I burn-in GaAs ICs?
- What is the MTBF for gallium arsenide devices?
- What Activation Energy is correct?
TriQuint Semiconductor and its operations have received the following certifications:
|Location||ISO 9001||ISO 14001||ISO/TS 16949||AS9100|
|San Jose, Costa Rica|
|San Jose, CA|
|High Point, NC|
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