ITAR Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) Program

JSTF’s ITAR MPW program provides customers access to Jazz’s advanced specialty process technologies.

JSTF offers a quick prototyping MPW program providing essential elements for successful silicon production. The MPW program assures that customer’s IP is protected. It enables customers to tape-out their designs for prototyping by sharing the expense of masks and wafers with other MPW program participants.

Using the program, a customer can design and verify a wide range of intellectual property and run prototype designs before committing to a full production mask set.

JSTF is a Category 1B Trusted Accredited supplier by the United States Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) as a manufacturer of semiconductors that may be used in Trusted applications.

Please call JSTF to discuss if a Trusted MPW run is needed.


Customers select a formal process flow and features from robust offerings.

Each reticle field has up to 16 tiles of 5 x 5:

  • Some are reserved for R&D and PCM structures
  • Center tiles are used to ensure performance


A one-time MPW shuttle fee covers these items:

  • GDS data preparation, mask preparation and mask set order
  • Wafer processing
  • Standard sawing and back grind
  • Shipping ~60 complete tiles from several wafers


Special services for additional fee:

  • Larger than 5x5 tile size
  • Multiple processes on same tile
  • Intra-tile Sub dicing
  • Additional MPW shuttle parts
  • Extra stand-alone wafers if needed for bumping


Back grind to industry standard wafer thickness