- aeroflex, inc.: flexing their radiation-hardened muscles
Aeroflex, Inc.: Flexing Their Radiation-Hardened Muscles
., founded in 1937 in Plainview, New York, specializes in microelectronics and test solutions particularly for the avionics, space, and defense industries. With 650 engineers, 11 primary manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and one in England, Aeroflex manufactures advanced multi-chip modules (MCMs) for airborne, space, shipboard, ground-based, and commercial avionics and telecommunications systems. Most plants are ISO-9001 certified and their Colorado and New York plants are also certified to AS9100. In 2014, Cobham plc, a U.K.-based aerospace and military contractor, acquired Aeroflex for $1.46 billion in an effort to further broaden their activities into wireless and connectivity fields. Aeroflex, Inc. has been a longtime provider of solutions for such renowned companies as: Alcatel Lucent, BAE Systems, Boeing, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, General Dynamics, ITT Exelis, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, Nokia, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon. Approximately 28% of revenues for fiscal year 2013 were from sales to government agencies or defense contractors with the majority of sales in the space, avionics, and defense markets. Aeroflex’s products are valued in these industries due largely to their advanced HiRel and RadHard (radiation-hardened) components which are specifically designed to withstand high-radiation level environments such as space. The larger of Aeroflex’s two business groups, Aeroflex Microelectronic Solutions (AMS), makes high-reliability (HiRel) microelectronics/semiconductors (accounting for 39% of AMS sales), RF and microwave components (40%), mixed-signal/digital Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) (13%), and motion control products (8%), all of which have a variety of applications in space and aerospace environments. This division is Class K and Class V certified by the Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC). Their other division, Aeroflex Test Solutions (ATS), provides test equipment for a range of industries (including military radio, private mobile radio (PMR), avionics, and wireless). If you’re looking for aerospace industry parts, look no further than ASAP Aerospace, a division of ASAP Semiconductor.
Posted on September 22, 2014
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