Mercury boosts RF and microwave, electronic warfare (EW), and embedded computing with Atlanta Micro buy

Dec. 3, 2021
Atlanta Micro builds RF and microwave products like monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) for electronic warfare (EW), radar, and weapons.

ANDOVER, Mass. – Executives of embedded computing and RF specialist Mercury Systems Inc. in Andover, Mass., are expanding the company's expertise in RF and microwave enabling technologies with their acquisition this week of Atlanta Micro Inc. in Peachtree Corners, Ga.

Atlanta Micro designs and builds high-performance RF and microwave products such as monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) for high-speed data acquisition, electronic warfare (EW), radar, trusted microelectronics, and weapons.

Mercury specializes in trusted, secure mission-critical technologies for aerospace and defense applications such as sensor and processing technologies for mission-critical applications. The company designs secure embedded processing modules and subsystems, mission computers, secure and rugged rack-mount servers, safety-critical avionics, RF components, multi-function assemblies, subsystems and trusted custom microelectronics.

Atlanta Micro Atlanta Micro specializes in broadband RF solutions for portable and low-power platforms using integrated functions and simplified interfaces. the company builds components, receivers, transceivers, and systems for the military, government agencies, and the test equipment community. Details of the all-cash deal were not released.

Related: Mercury to provide RF embedded computing for airborne EW training

"Atlanta Micro's state-of-the-art MMIC capabilities expand our prior investments in the RF and microwave domain," says Mark Aslett, Mercury's president and CEO.

In addition to Atlanta Micro, over the past decade Mercury has acquired Avalex Technologies in Gulf Breeze, Fla.; Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J.; Physical Optics Corp. in Torrance, Calif.; American Panel Corp in Alpharetta, Ga.; the Athena Group and Syntonic Microwave in Gainesville, Fla.; GECO Avionics in Mesa, Ariz.; Germane Systems in Chantilly, Va.; Themis Computer in Fremont, Calif.; Richland Technologies in Duluth, Ga.; Delta Microwave in Oxnard, Calif.; Creative Electronic Systems (CES) in Geneva, Switzerland; the embedded security, RF and microwave, and custom microelectronics businesses of Microsemi Corp. in Aliso Viejo, Calif.; Lewis Innovative Technologies in Decatur, Ala.; Micronetics in Hudson, N.H.; KOR Electronics in Cypress, Calif.; Paragon Dynamics in Denver; and LNX Corp. in Salem, N.H.

For more information contact Atlanta Micro online at, or Mercury Systems at

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