Increase in US manufacturing of microelectronics allowed

ANDOVER, Mass., April 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY,, a leader in reliable and secure critical technologies for aerospace and defense, hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on April 20, 2022 at Mercury’s state-of-the-art Custom Microelectronics Packaging Center in Phoenix, Arizona to celebrate the expansion of the company’s trusted microelectronics manufacturing capabilities in the United States . The company was recently selected to provide secure packaging for the DoD’s state-of-the-art heterogeneous integrated packaging (SHIP) program, which will also be executed at this facility.

Among the dignitaries at the event were Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego (D) as well as Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO Danny Seiden. Both joined Tom Smelker, vice president and general manager of Mercury Microelectronics, for the ceremony, reception and facility tour.

why is it important
The safety and security of our nation is sacrosanct. With this expansion, Mercury will be able to provide a wider variety of reliable and secure microelectronics solutions to support major programs of national importance, fulfilling the DoD’s mandate for domestic manufacturing of critical and advanced microelectronics, such as with the SHIP program.

“With this facility expansion, we are not only supporting Phoenix’s economic development, but also providing the DoD and the aerospace and defense industry with reliable and secure semiconductor technology,” Smelker said. “Our imperative is to advance the industry in leading American design, manufacturing and testing for DoD systems. That’s why we’ve made a strategic investment to grow our trusted microelectronics innovation so that we can take the work we do, the capabilities we have around resources, expertise, technology and manufacturing to a whole other level. This investment continues to pay off, as evidenced by our recently announced RFS1080 and RFS11140 system-in-package (SiP) solutions. »

“Maintaining a competitive advantage in the national security space means creating and fostering efficient supply chains right here in the United States,” said Congressman Gallego. “I am thrilled to join Mercury Systems for this groundbreaking ceremony and to celebrate the arrival of these new jobs in Arizona. Our state continues to prove its leadership in electronics manufacturing, and the current expansion of Mercury’s custom microelectronics packaging center is further proof.

“Mercury Systems’ expansion is great news for Arizona and a testament to the business-friendly and innovation-friendly policies we’ve put in place over the past few years to make our state a top location for businesses looking to set up shop, invest and grow,” said Danny Seiden, president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “We are proud to welcome manufacturers like Mercury Systems who not only propel our economic growth, but also equip our military, aerospace and defense industries with advanced technologies that contribute to the security of our state and our nation.”

Opened in 2017, Mercury’s Custom Microelectronics Packaging Center has bolstered US-based manufacturing and economic development in the Phoenix area. As a Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) accredited facility, the center is uniquely equipped to manufacture on-board processing modules, high-density secure memory, military-grade solid-state storage, and bespoke microelectronics suitable for most important needs of the defense industry. rigorous performance and quality standards. Along with several other Mercury facilities, the Phoenix center also received a top rating from the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA).

Mercury envisions, creates and delivers innovative technology solutions specifically designed to meet the most pressing high-tech needs of its customers. For more information, visit or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or [email protected]

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Robert McGrail, Director of Corporate Communications
Mercury Systems Inc.
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