General Atomics Recognizes Elma Electronic with Supplier Excellence Award

Aug. 2, 2018

FREMONT, Calif., August 2018 – Elma Electronic Inc. was awarded the 2017 Supplier Excellence Award from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI).  The award was presented to Elma Electronic in recognition of outstanding quality and delivery performance in 2017 for 100% on-time delivery and 100% quality. 

As one of only 13 companies out of more than 1,100 that work with GA-ASI, Elma Electronic represents the top 1% of the company’s supply base. GA-ASI is a leading manufacturer of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) systems, tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions.

Ram Rajan, Elma Electronic’s vice president of engineering, accepted the award from General Atomics’ on behalf of the entire Elma team, which worked diligently to support the program requirements and received this prestigious recognition for their achievements.

Rajan noted, “The bar for quality mission-critical computing is set high for a reason. Elma recognizes our role in this supply chain to provide GA-ASI with the products it needs to deliver reliable embedded systems to our armed forces. We are truly honored to be recognized by General Atomics as one of their top suppliers.”

Presented in person by Tom Palmer and Alan Bradshaw of General Atomics, the award is a replica of a Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper, inscribed with “your commitment to excellence contributed to the timely, high-quality product of Predator-series remotely piloted aircraft systems, radars and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions to support security priorities worldwide.”

For more information on Elma’s quality initiatives, please visit , contact sales at [email protected], or call (510) 656-3400.

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About Elma Electronic Inc.

Elma Electronic Inc. is a global manufacturer of commercial, industrial and rugged electronic products for embedded systems and application-ready platforms – from components, embedded boards, backplanes, chassis and enclosures, power supplies, to fully integrated subsystems.

With one of the widest product ranges available in the embedded industry, Elma also offers standard and custom cabinets and enclosures as well as precision components such as rotary switches/encoders, LEDs, front panels and small cases. 

Elma leverages proven technology based on VITA, PICMG, and other standards-based architectures (i.e. OpenVPX, VME, CompactPCI Serial, ATCA, MicroTCA, COM Express and PCIe/104). Elma is also actively engaged in designing solutions for applications requiring smaller footprints.

Elma Electronic manages entire projects from initial system architecture to specification, design, manufacturing and test through its worldwide production facilities and sales offices. The company serves the mil/aero, industrial, research, telecom, medical and commercial markets and is certified to ISO 9001 and AS 9100.

With U.S. headquarters in Fremont, Calif., the company maintains multiple sales, engineering and manufacturing operations in Atlanta, Ga., and Philadelphia, Pa.

About GA-ASI

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is the leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator® RPA series and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. With more than five million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent flight that enables situational awareness and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas. For more information, visit

Predator and Lynx are registered trademarks of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.


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