Infineon Technologies is a leading supplier of discrete semiconductor devices for the world wide space community. The product range of High Reliability (HiRel) products spans from microwave pin- and schottky-diodes over a broad range of MW-transistors to radiation hard powerMOS transistors.
Contrary to the high-volume markets where low-cost plastic packages are used, the semiconductor dies are assembled in hermetically sealed packages to create HiRel standard products for professional applications. It should be stressed, however, that these HiRel components take full advantage of the stabilized mass production of wafers for the consumer and commercial markets. The wafers are selected from the best controlled volume production and have to pass special additional acceptance tests. For dedicated customers bare dies are also available from these specially approved and reserved wafers.
Based on their proven reliability, the components are best suited for use in high-reliability projects, e.g. for space applications.