SOF WEEK 2023 – TAMPA, Fla. Despite ever-increasing power requirements for military embedded systems, defense contractors are under constant pressure to still find a way to reduce the weight of those systems – a challenge that requires innovative approaches, industry insiders said at the 2023 SOF Week annual conference.
SAN DEIGO, California. ZMicro will provide rugged computing solutions for AT-802U Sky Warden planes on behalf of manufacturer L3Harris for the U.S. Special Operations Command's Armed Overwatch program, ZMicro announced in a statement.
Military suppliers, being essential businesses, weathered the pandemic and economic shutdowns admirably thanks to strong defense funding. Yet even this stalwart industry is feeling the ill effects of the global chip shortage and the consequences of its reliance on offshore semiconductor manufacturing. The U.S. government is committed to returning chip production to the States, but whether that move will be enough and in time to save the industry is yet to be determined.