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Cobham Books Large ASICs Order for Use in Mining & Tunneling

Cobham will provide Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) to Orica, a leading Australian mining services company for use in explosive detonation equipment utilized for mining excavation.

Colorado Springs, CO - Cobham received an award for Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) valued at several tens of millions of dollars from Orica, a leading Australian mining services company with global operations. Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Cobham will provide ASICs to Orica for use in explosive detonation equipment utilized for mining excavation. Work will be performed by Cobham Semiconductor Solutions, part of the Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions sector.



"When reliability and safety in very harsh environments are paramount to customers, Cobham's microelectronics provide assured performance," said Jill Kale, President of Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions. "Leveraging our extensive spaceflight pedigree, Cobham's solutions for industrial and mining applications apply the lessons we have learned over decades designing products to perform in the most challenging environments while optimizing a network of suppliers to provide cost-competitive offerings," continued Kale. "We seek to develop long-term, trusted relationships with our customers to enable their success."


Cobham has been providing the latest innovations in digital and mixed-signal ASICs for over thirty years for high reliability applications. The company's extensive intellectual property and design libraries allow for first-pass success and improved time to market for customers. Cobham's on-site design, packaging, test, and reliability analysis capabilities provide a complete solution for customers.


Orica is the largest provider of commercial explosives and blasting systems to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets, a global leader in the provision of ground support in mining and tunneling, and a leading supplier of sodium cyanide for gold extraction.


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About Cobham Semiconductor Solutions

Enhancing the performance of your products with semiconductor solutions you can depend on

We are a global supplier of Standard HiRel ICs including memory, µprocessor, interconnect & power and ASICs for space, commercial, medical and industrial markets, along with Electronic Manufacturing Services (Circuit Card Assembly, Radiation Testing, Component Up-screening and Packaging).


Cobham Semiconductor Solutions' Colorado Springs site is a supplier of semicustom and standard VLSI circuits and custom circuit card assemblies. They have a Qualified Manufacturer List (QML) certification for Class Q, Class T, Class V, and Class Y.


About Cobham

The most important thing we build is trust

Cobham is a leading global technology and services innovator, respected for providing solutions to the most challenging problems, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.


We employ more than 11,500 people on five continents, and have customers and partners in over 100 countries, with market leading positions in: wireless, audio, video and data communications, including satellite communications; defense electronics; air-to-air refueling; aviation services; life support and mission equipment.



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