DDC enhances position in rad-hard space electronics market with Maxwell acquisition

Executives of avionics specialist Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., plan to expand their company's offerings in radiation-hardened space electronics with their upcoming acquisition of the Maxwell Technologies microelectronics group in San Diego.

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BOHEMIA, N.Y. - Executives of avionics specialist Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., plan to expand their company's offerings in radiation-hardened space electronics with their upcoming acquisition of the Maxwell Technologies microelectronics group in San Diego.

DDC has entered into an agreement to acquire Maxwell Technologies microelectronics, a developer and manufacturer of space-qualified, radiation-hardened microelectronics for satellites and spacecraft.

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Data Device Corp. is boosting its profile in radiation-hardened space electronics with its anticipated acquisition of the Maxwell Technologies microelectronics group.

"The acquisition of Maxwell Technologies' microelectronics group greatly expands DDC's solution capabilities for the space industry and other markets requiring radiation-hardened solutions," says Vincent Buffa, president and CEO of DDC. Financial details of the acquisition were not released.

Maxwell microelectronics has provided space-qualified, radiation-tolerant and radiation-shielded products, including semiconductors and single-board computers, to the space industry for more than two decades.

Maxwell's radiation-mitigated power modules, memory modules, and single-board computers incorporate powerful commercial silicon for performance and high reliability in aerospace applications.

Maxwell microelectronics specializes in understanding the radiation performance of commercial semiconductors, qualifying selected components for use in space, integrating them with proprietary radiation mitigation technologies, and manufacturing and screening these products in a DLA-approved, MIL-PRF-38534 facility.

DDC has served the space industry for more than three decades; is approved as a supplier by NASA, ESA, and JAXA; and is certified by DLA to the highest quality level for hybrid microcircuits, Class K, DDC officials say. DDC provides space-qualified, MIL-STD-1553 data bus interfaces, as well as motion control and solid-state power controller products.

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit DDC online at www.ddc-web.com.

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