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Mercury Systems Acquires the Athena Group & Syntonic Microwave

Mercury Systems, Inc. has acquired The Athena Group, Inc. (Athena) and Syntonic Microwave LLC (Syntonic). The acquisitions were completed on April 18, 2019.

These acquisitions represent continued milestones for Mercury’s market and content expansion strategy. Athena’s technologies will expand Mercury’s BuiltSECURE™ security IP portfolio the athena group acquistionand extend their leadership in secure embedded computing, ideal for DoD program protection security requirements for domestic and foreign military sales. Syntonic’s deep domain expertise in agile RF technology will expand and enhance the Company’s position as the preeminent supplier of high-performance, SWaP-optimized EW subsystems.

A privately-held company based in Gainesville, Fla., The Athena Group is a leading provider of cryptographic and countermeasure IP vital to securing defense computing systems. A world leader in differential power analysis (DPA) technology, they offer a complete portfolio of provable DPA-resistant solutions. Athena’s sophisticated patented technologies meet mandated Department of Defense requirements and mitigate reverse engineering attempts on mission-critical systems. Embedded in millions of ASIC and next-generation FPGA devices, their solutions are designed to solve today’s toughest security obstacles, enabling key applications such as artificial intelligence, mobile communications and cloud computing.

Based in Campbell, Calif., privately-held Syntonic Microwave is a leading provider of advanced synthesizers, wideband phase coherent tuners and microwave converters optimized for signals intelligence (SIGINT) and electronic intelligence (ELINT) applications demanding frequency coverage up to 40 GHz with 2 GHz instantaneous bandwidth. syntonic microwave acquistionTo address the rapidly evolving needs across the defense industry, the entire Syntonic product portfolio was designed for modularity, configurability and rapid-prototyping in order to deliver unparalleled performance for next-generation electronic warfare (EW) applications.

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