GaN Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) and Dedicated Wafer Services

HRL is offering Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) services for its millimeter-wave T3 GaN technology for the fabrication of high-frequency monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs). This early access program, starting in 2021, is available in addition to dedicated wafer services.

With MPW services, design teams can prototype circuits at reduced cost. HRL is also offering free training for its Process Design Kit (PDK). The PDK is available in both Microwave Office and ADS.

HRL is currently taking reservations for MPW access on a first-come-first-serve basis. The design tapeout schedule is shown below.

T3 GaN Design Tapeout Deadlines
January 2024 March 2024 June 2024 August 2024

Items may be controlled under the provisions of U.S. Export laws including 15CFR Parts 730 – 774 (Export Administration Regulations), and may require a license to export or re-export.

For more information, please contact ganmpw[at]

Trusted Foundry Services

HRL is a US Department of Defense (DoD) Trusted Foundry. As one of 13 companies in the nation accredited as such, HRL provides DoD and many other federal government agencies—as well as major defense contractors—with the highest quality microelectronic foundry services for military and aerospace applications.

Our world-class 10,000-square-foot, ISO 4 clean room is the cornerstone of HRL's comprehensive microelectronics and nanotechnology capabilities, including systems for material growth, deposition, structure formation, and characterization. These capabilities continue to enable world-record component performance and novel nanoscale device structures.

We provide Trusted Foundry services and HRL Technologies™ contract research and development for compound semiconductor devices and ICs including InP HBT high-yield (>10 k) transistors and high-performance ICs with three levels of metal interconnects.

Nanofabrication & Pilot Production Manufacturing Services

HRL is making available corporate research and development services to select customers.

HRL Laboratories offers over 25 years of microfabrication experience, a fully equipped cleanroom facility, and a team of technical staff with extensive knowledge in device design, process development, and process integration. We collaborate with commercial customers to develop and prototype their emerging technologies and to fulfill pilot production manufacturing needs.

HRL-manufactured micro- and nano-electronic devices are used in systems throughout aerospace and defense industries. We've successfully executed research projects and fabricated products under commercial contracts where customers' IP were guarded with the utmost care. 

Our team can transfer your manufacturing sequence to our cleanroom for a low initial cost with flexible contracting and intellectual property terms and conditions.

At 10,000 square-feet, our Level 4 cleanroom supports multiple product lines and is a DoD/NSA Trusted Foundry. 

Our manufacturing capabilities and full product support include:

  • Epitaxial Growth
  • Metallization, Dielectric, ALD and CVD Thin-Film Deposition
  • Optical Lithography
  • Electron Beam Lithography
  • Wet/Dry Etch and Surface Treatment
  • Product Design
  • Device Modeling
  • IC Singulation, Assembly and Packaging
  • Device & Reliability Testing

For more information, contact fab[at] or call (310) 317-5636.