CHELMSFORD, Mass., April 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercury Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:MRCY) (www.mrcy.com), a best-of-breed provider of commercially developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications, celebrated the grand opening of its new Advanced Microelectronics Center (AMC) in Hudson, New Hampshire on Friday, April 18, 2014. New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan and representatives from the offices of United States Senators Kelly Ayotte (R) and Jeanne Shaheen (D) attended the ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Mercury President and CEO Mark Aslett, along with other senior Mercury executives.
A state-of-the-art, 72,000 square foot design and manufacturing facility for RF and microwave technologies with 12,000 sq. ft. of clean room space, the new AMC provides redundant and complementary capabilities with the Company's existing fully operational AMC located in West Caldwell, N.J. The combination of design and manufacturing capabilities in each facility provides "one-stop shopping" for defense prime customers who need to reduce their supply chain complexity and lower risk.
"Our new AMC helps drive innovations in RF and Microwave technologies that can be leveraged by prime contractors to deliver critical capabilities to our warfighters," said Mark Aslett, president and CEO, Mercury Systems. "Combined with our existing center in New Jersey, we see the AMC as both a scalable and redundant design and manufacturing solution that gives our customers a second-source manufacturing site internally, for the first time."
"Mercury's hard-working employees and the grand opening of this new Advanced Microelectronics Center represent why New Hampshire is as well positioned as any state to lead the country in innovative economic growth," said Governor Hassan. "I want to thank the team at Mercury Systems for everything that they do to create jobs, spur economic development and maintain the high quality of life in New Hampshire, and I congratulate them on the opening of this new state-of-the-art facility."
"We've invested extensively in key automation, manufacturing, and automated test capabilities which are needed to support many of the defense programs we're involved with as they transition into high-volume production phases," said Kevin Beals, Vice President and General Manager of Mercury's RF & Microwave Solutions Group. "We have scaled our RF/Microwave and other electronics design and manufacturing capabilities to take projects from prototype to Low Rate Initial Production to full-rate production, making Mercury a better alternative for advanced microelectronics solutions. Further, we have seasoned engineering staff co-located with manufacturing, enabling designs to transition smoothly and efficiently from development to production."
Mercury Systems – Innovation That Matters™
Mercury Systems (Nasdaq:MRCY) is a best-of-breed provider of commercially developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems, software and services for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications. We deliver innovative solutions, rapid time-to-value and world-class service and support to our prime contractor customers. Mercury Systems has worked on over 300 programs, including Aegis, Patriot, SEWIP, Gorgon Stare and Predator/Reaper. We are based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. To learn more, visit www.mrcy.com.
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