Tektronix Component Solutions, a custom microelectronics services provider, announced an agreement with leading supply chain aggregator MOSIS to help customers develop complete, high-performance ASIC solutions while reducing the cost of early-stage ASIC development. Through the use of multi-project wafer runs for device prototyping and package development early in the design cycle, customers can costeffectively improve the time to first packaged ASIC.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics, a segment of Crane Co., hosted a meeting and facility tour with Rep. Rick Larson, WA -02, on July 27 at the Lynnwood, WA site. Larsen was interested in learning more about Crane, Crane’s involvement in the community, and Crane’s opportunities and needs in the aerospace and defense industry, especially since Crane will be part of the newly-defined second district.
France will undertake operational assessments and trials of the Thales Watchkeeper unmanned air system (UAS) in 2012 and 2013, with a view to cooperating with the UK on Europe’s most advanced tactical UAS system.
Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, has introduced the new SPEXER 1500 security radar which opens up completely new opportunities for the mobile protection of border regions and sensitive industrial or military installations.
Mercury Computer Systems Inc. (www.mc.com), a trusted provider of commercially developed application-ready ISR and EW subsystems for defense prime contractors, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Micronetics Inc. (www.micronetics.com), a leading designer and manufacturer of microwave and radio frequency (RF) subsystems and components for defense and commercial customers.
Laird Technologies, Inc., a global technology company focused on providing components and solutions that protect electronic devices from electromagnetic interference and heat and that enable connectivity through wireless applications and antenna systems announced the appointment of David Lockwood OBE as its chief executive officer.
Applied Radar Inc. received two new contracts this week including a new Phase 1 SBIR ($150,000) on Passive Airborne Radar Using Opportunistic Signals (PASAROS) with the US Air Force Research Lab at WPAFB, OH, and a Phase 2 Enhancement ($500,000) on Adaptive Distributed Aperture Radar Mainlobe Jammer Suppression with the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in Huntsville, AL.
Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, has successfully completed all certification measurements of its Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR) 2000 I secondary radar by the AIMS Program Office of the US Department of Defense.
TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. announced that it has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to lead a $12.3 million development program focused on ultra-fast gallium nitride (GaN) switch technology for the Microscale Power Conversion (MPC) program. TriQuint’s revolutionary new GaN modulator has the potential to enable highly-efficient RF transmitters substantially smaller than current solutions.