Semiconductor development to be accelerated with advanced electronicsNews
August 04, 2021
ARLINGTON, Va. BAE Systems, Inc. announced a strategic business agreement that will result in the BAE Systems’ FAST Labs research and development organization having early access to select Intel technologies.
According to the company, tthe agreement will aim to enable BAE Systems to develop and more quickly field next-generation defense applications based on Intel’s most advanced technology.
Despite the wave of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) semiconductor technology being incorporated into U.S. defense applications, officials claim that military-grade technology requires domestically developed custom capabilities that extends beyond what is offered by commercially available technology.
The company claims that the agreement was inspired by this development lag of customizing commercial technology that has resulted in significant time gaps between chip-level technology and defense applications being fielded.