Mercury Systems announces $15 million investment in custom trusted microelectronics innovation

AUSA 2019--WASHINGTON. Mercury Systems announced that it will make a $15 million capital investment to expand its trusted custom microelectronics business, bringing cutting-edge commercial silicon technology to the Department of Defense (DoD); the technology applies to all defense platforms and programs and will enable development of fast, affordable, and secure and trusted chip-scale open system architecture (OSA) devices to accelerate future modernization efforts.

The Mercury effort represents one of the initial commercial applications of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) and is in alignment with the ERI’s stated goal of “creating a more specialized, secure, and heavily automated electronics industry that serves the needs of both the domestic commercial and defense sectors.”

“This investment directly addresses the DoD requirement for made-in-USA microelectronics and equips the warfighter with a state-of-the-art military-grade product, leveraging the most advanced commercial technologies,” said Mark Aslett, Mercury’s president and CEO. “This is an expansion upon existing investments which began in earnest three years ago, following Mercury’s acquisition of Microsemi’s custom microelectronics business. Leveraging our proven expertise in the worlds of silicon integration, embedded security, and trusted manufacturing, we can act as the merchant supplier conduit between the commercial sector and the defense industry to deliver long-term, trusted supply continuity for our valued customers and the DoD.”

Visit Mercury Systems at AUSA in Booth 1761.