Tag Archives: microelectronics

DoD to Use $688M in CARES Act Funds to Support Aircraft Propulsion, Shipbuilding Industries

The Department of Defense plans to use $688M in funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to address the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the defense industrial base and promote local job creation efforts, Defense News reported Tuesday.

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Navy Selects 6 Companies for SHIP Microelectronics Tech Dev’t Project

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division used its other transaction authority to award multiple contracts to six companies to develop and test digital and radiofrequency microelectronics as part of the initial phase of the State-of-the-art Heterogeneous Integration Prototype project, Naval Sea Systems Command reported Thursday.

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DMEA Exercises $121M Option on GlobalFoundries Microelectronics Contract

GlobalFoundries will continue to provide the Department of Defense access to microelectronic processes under a $121M contract modification from the Defense Microelectronics Activity. The modification represents the third option under a previously awarded contract and brings the potential cumulative value to $501.4M, the Pentagon said Friday. Work under the exercised …

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BAE to Help Mature Air Force GaN Semiconductor Tech for Future Radar, EW Systems

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 19, 2018 — BAE Systems will collaborate with the Air Force Research Laboratory to advance the development of gallium nitride semiconductor technology for the U.S. Air Force, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday its cooperative agreement with AFRL aims to transition Air Force-built GaN microelectronics to the …

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General Atomics Buys Xagenic Assets to Complement Defense Microelectronics Devt

San Diego-based General Atomics has purchased certain assets of molecular diagnostics technology maker Xagenic in a push to continue advances in the defense microelectronics, advanced sensor and signal processing technology areas. General Atomics said Thursday it will integrate the acquired assets into a bio-sensor technology development unit of its electromagnetic systems business in Rancho Bernardo, …

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GlobalFoundries Lands $100M DMEA Microelectronics Contract Option

GlobalFoundries U.S. 2 LLC has secured a one-year, $99.8 million contract modification from the Defense Microelectronics Activity to provide the Defense Department and federal civilian agencies access to microelectronics and other trusted processes. DoD said Friday the company will perform contract work in Burlington, Vermont and East Fishkill, New York through March 31, 2018. …

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DDC Targets Space Market Growth in Buy of Maxwell Technologies’ Microelectronics Unit

Data Device Corp. has agreed to acquire a Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ: MXWL) subsidiary that manufactures microelectronic components for satellites and space vehicles. Vincent Buffa, DDC president and CEO, said in a statement published Tuesday acquiring Maxwell’s microelectronics business is part of DDC’s push to expand into markets that require radiation-hardened microelectronics. The business specializes in …

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BAE Taps Cobham Microelectronics Tech for F-35

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 21,  2015 — BAE Systems has tapped Cobham to manufacture microelectronic components and assemblies for the F-35 Lightning II radar and electronic warfare system under a series of contracts worth $51 million, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Cobham said Monday the company supplies other parts for the aircraft program, …

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Battelle, Riverside Research to Help US Air Force Transition Microelectronics, Embedded Systems

Battelle Memorial Institute and Riverside Research Institute each won a $48, 721, 000 contract to assist in the U.S. Air Force’s research and development work intended to protect the reliability of microelectronics and embedded systems during transition. The companies will work to develop, assess and facilitate the transfer of technologies, the …

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Cobham Completes $1B Aeroflex Buy; Bob Murphy Comments

Cobham plc has finalized its approximately $1.46 billion acquisition of Aeroflex (NYSE: ARX) after shareholders and regulatory bodies approved the transaction. Following the completed transaction, the Aeroflex business will be consolidated with the British defense contractor’s advanced electronic solutions division and communications and connectivity business group. Cobham said Monday it expects the acquisition to boost the company’s current …

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