DDC expands space market capabilities

3rd May 2016
Posted By : Jordan Mulcare

Data Device Corporation (DDC) has announced that it has expanded its space market capabilities and product offering with the acquisition of the Microelectronics group from Maxwell Technologies. Maxwell is aleading developer and manufacturer of innovative, cost-effective, space-qualified microelectronics solutions for satellites and spacecrafts.

Maxwell Microelectronics has provided space-qualified radiation-tolerant and radiation-shielded products, including semiconductors and single-board computers, to the space industry for more than two decades. Maxwell’s radiation mitigated power modules, memory modules and single board computers incorporate powerful commercial silicon for superior performance and high reliability in aerospace applications. Maxwell Microelectronics specialises in understanding the radiation performance of commercial semiconductors, qualifying selected components for use in space, integrating them with proprietary radiation mitigation technologies, and manufacturing and screening these products in their DLA approved MIL-PRF-38534 facility.

DDC has served the space industry for more than 3 decades as an approved supplier to NASA, ESA and JAXA, and is certified by DLA to Class 'K', the highest quality level for hybrid microcircuits. DDC designs and manufactures space qualified MIL-STD-1553 Data Bus Interfaces, Motion Feedback and Motor Drive and Controller solutions.

Vincent Buffa, President and CEO, DDC, stated, "The acquisition of Maxwell Technologies’ Microelectronics group greatly expands DDC’s solution capabilities for the space industry and other applications requiring radiation hardened electronics.  Leveraging DDC’s elite manufacturing capabilities, global support team, and experience in serving the aerospace and defense market, both Maxwell Microelectronics and DDC customers will benefit from an expanded portfolio of space solutions and greater engineering support.  We are all very excited about the addition of Maxwell Microelectronics to the DDC family and the resulting value that our combined best-in-class connectivity, power and motion control solutions will provide the space industry. ”

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