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CWCDS Receives CMMI Maturity Level 3 Appraisal from SEI

January 10, 2012 1:36 pm | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS), a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc., has announced that its Santa Clarita, CA business operation, formerly Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems, was officially appraised at Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Maturity Level 3 on January 6, 2012 by the SEI, Carnegie Mellon University. 

Intel and Plessey Sign Licensing and Warrant Agreements

January 10, 2012 10:58 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Plessey Semiconductors announced that it has agreed to a product licensing agreement with Intel Corporation and a share warrant agreement with Intel Capital. Under the terms of the licensing agreement, Plessey will be licensed to manufacture, sell and support a select number of products in Intel's digital tuner portfolio. The warrant agreement is for

cPCI Boards with 2nd-generation Intel Core i7 Processors Suit Harsh Environments

January 10, 2012 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kontron introduced two rugged 6U CompactPCI PICMG 2.16 compliant processor boards with 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor technology. The boards are available in two ruggedization levels, the rugged air-cooled Kontron CP6003-RA for installations that

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2-Mb Serial Nonvolatile F-RAM Features Fast Access, No-Delay Writes

January 10, 2012 9:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ramtron International Corporation added the FM25V20, a 2-megabit (Mb) high performance serial F-RAM device to its V-Family of F-RAM products. The FM25V20 features fast access, NoDelay writes, virtually unlimited read/write cycles (1e14), and

Curtiss-Wright Controls Forms Defense Solutions Group

January 10, 2012 7:11 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. announced the launch of its new Defense Solutions business group, the Defense and Aerospace market's largest supplier dedicated to Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) and open standards solutions. The new Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) organization, headquartered in Ashburn, VA, integrates the business operations of the Company's former Electronic Systems and Embedded Computing business units. 

Elma Receives AS9100 Rev C Certification on First Audit

January 10, 2012 6:03 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc., a leading supplier of embedded products and systems solutions built on open standards-based platforms like VME, VPX, CompactPCI and ATCA, has received AS 9100 Rev C certification on its first audit through SAI Global, an internationally-recognized independent auditor of industry regulations, such as ISO. 

RF Chip Inductors Address MIL-PRF-83446

January 10, 2012 5:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Gowanda Electronics, a US-based designer and manufacturer of precision electronic components for power and radio frequency applications, announced that the company recently achieved qualification to the military’s MIL-PRF-83446 (/36A and /37A) for

MEMS Capacitive Accelerometer Module Series Offers Plus-minus 5-g Model

January 9, 2012 1:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Designs has announced the recent introduction of a ±5 g model to its 2210 Series. Designed to support a variety of lower frequency aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, industrial, and general test and measurement requirements, the low-noise, single-axis model

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NASA probes reach moon for gravity-mapping mission

January 6, 2012 9:34 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

Two robotic probes began orbiting the moon Sunday in preparation for an unprecedented mission to map the lunar interior.

Power Drawer Connector for High-voltage Applications is Blind-Mateable

January 5, 2012 12:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity launched the FORGE power drawer connector for high-current and high-voltage power supplies and power distribution systems. This blind-mateable connector, produced from a scalable mold platform, allows users to

Stratfor delays website launch after hack attack

December 29, 2011 6:38 am | News | Comments

Private intelligence analysis firm Strategic Forecasting Inc., which was attacked by online hackers at the weekend, said in a letter to free subscribers that it has decided to delay the launching of its website by about a week.

New satellites to extend China's military reach

December 29, 2011 6:17 am | by David Lague, Reuters | News | Comments

China this week reached a milestone in its drive to master the military use of space with the launch of trials for its Beidou satellite global positioning network, a move that will bring it one step closer to matching U.S. space capabilities.

Stuxnet weapon has at least 4 cousins: researchers

December 29, 2011 6:15 am | by Jim Finkle, Reuters | News | Comments

The Stuxnet virus that last year damaged Iran's nuclear program was likely one of at least five cyber weapons developed on a single platform whose roots trace back to 2007, according to new research from Russian computer security firm Kaspersky Lab.

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Mouser Stocking TE Connectivity’s Fortis Zd Backplane Connectors

December 28, 2011 12:23 pm | Mouser Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it is stocking TE Connectivity’s Fortis Zd backplane connectors. TE offers the Fortis Zd backplane connectors as a modular backplane connector system that combines

What You Can Do Now About Semiconductor Counterfeiting

December 28, 2011 11:34 am | by George Karalias, Rochester Electronics, www.rocelec.com | Articles | Comments

If you’re “in the industry,” you’ve seen a flurry of articles recently about the Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on Counterfeit Electronic Parts in the Department of Defense (DOD)supply chain. The hearing addressed the March 2011 investigation into counterfeit electronic parts in the DOD supply chain. The hearing revealed bad news and good news, but for once, it seems that the good news may be winning.

CryoSat ice satellite rides new waves

December 28, 2011 9:40 am | News | Comments

ESA’s CryoSat mission has been gathering detailed information on the thickness of Earth’s ice since its launch in 2010. Through international collaboration, this state-of-the-art mission is soon to be used to monitor conditions at sea for marine forecasting.

ESA astronaut André Kuipers arrives at the Space Station

December 28, 2011 9:25 am | News | Comments

ESA astronaut André Kuipers and crewmates Oleg Kononeko and Don Pettit docked today with the International Space Station in their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft. They will work aboard the Station now for five months and return to Earth in May.

Johnson Controls, U.S. Army announce first contract following President Obama's energy efficiency directives

December 27, 2011 5:59 am | News | Comments

Johnson Controls and the U.S. Army today announced a federal contract for a solar energy installation and other energy efficiency improvements at Fort Bliss. The nearly $16 million project, executed through the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Ala....

RIU Subsystem Adapts On-the-Fly to Fit Different System Profiles

December 22, 2011 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems Inc., has released the A175, a rugged, self-contained, EMC/EMI-protected Remote Interface Unit (RIU) I/O expansion subsystem that provides dynamic mission profile reprogramming. The subsystem uses

Ex-hacker testifies about reporting U.S. Army leaks suspect

December 21, 2011 6:09 am | by Lily Kuo, Reuters | News | Comments

A former computer hacker testified on Tuesday that he led authorities to the suspected source of the biggest leak of classified documents in U.S. history after several days of online chats with Bradass87, an alias for Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning.

Silicone Encased Cables Provide Absolute Reliability in Military Robotic Applications

December 20, 2011 7:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil’s highly flexible and durable flat silicone cables are designed for use on Unmanned Ground Based Military Robotic Vehicles that require absolute reliability in Mission Critical and Extreme Environment Conditions. Unlike bulky and stiffer round cables, Cicoil’s flat silicone cables provide space and weight savings...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Raytheon's New Naval Multiband Satellite System

December 19, 2011 5:20 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Richard Smith (left) and Richard Kane (right) of Raytheon about the new Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT).

New Scale’s miniature linear motion systems head to orbit on recently launched satellite

December 16, 2011 11:23 am | News | Comments

New Scale Technologies (www.newscaletech.com) today announced that its miniature linear actuator modules were on board the United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket launched at Vandenberg Air Force Base October 28.

Sofradir scores hat trick in space mission contract wins in 2011

December 15, 2011 6:56 am | News | Comments

Sofradir announced today that it has been awarded a contract in the value of tens of millions of euros to manufacture Infrared (IR) detectors for the engineering and flight model phases for the next generation of European meteorological satellites, MTG.

Micro Power Electronics Announces Merger

December 13, 2011 1:21 pm | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Micro Power Electronics, Inc., the global leader in portable power solutions for mission-critical equipment, today announced that Electrochem Solutions, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 100 percent interest in Micro Power from Weston Presidio.

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