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Can you trust your computer? Three ways your system may already be unsafe

Did you know your computer could be untrustworthy, even before you take it out of the box? Read more about how trust is compromised through the supply chain and ways you can prevent it.

Shaza Khan

March 21, 2022

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The future of Microelectronics at Mercury

Read our Q&A with Mercury's new president of Microelectronics, Roger Wells, as he discusses the focus and opportunities for his division in the months and years ahead.

Mercury Systems

March 14, 2022

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Why SOSA® is driving the future course of embedded military electronics

You can’t open an industry magazine or visit a website without seeing news about SOSA, open standards and their adoption. Read more about SOSA - its origins, benefits and what's next.

Rodger Hosking, Director of Sales

March 8, 2022

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Transforming for scale: A critical part of value creation

We aspire to be scale “disruptors,” meaning rather than continuing the incremental and often patchwork complexity that accompanies high growth, we must rethink how we work in every function and at every level of the organization, including reimagining our processes and systems for a much larger business.

Mark Aslett, President & CEO

March 3, 2022

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Five things to ask before buying a server cluster for edge computing

High-performance computing at the edge presents environmental challenges not found in the confines of the data center. Restricted space, limited power supplies and data security are just a few. Before building an edge-ready platform, consider these five questions to help avoid risk and excess cost.

Kristie Sombatphibane

March 1, 2022

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The intersection of high tech and defense – a scarce and critical resource

Mercury's unique commercial business model, positioning us at the intersection of high tech and defense, enables the expansion of our differentiated capabilities to address critical defense markets.

Mark Aslett, President & CEO

January 26, 2022

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Defense is a collective commitment

There is a burgeoning global call for multilateral solutions to today’s – and tomorrow’s – diverse security challenges.

Mark Aslett, President & CEO

January 25, 2022

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A new brand a year later

How do you measure the success of new corporate branding? Follow along as Mercury CMO Stephanie Georges describes the launch of a new brand, results, lessons learned and what’s next for the Mercury marketing team.

Stephanie Georges, SVP and CMO

January 13, 2022

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Why it matters

In addition to our MercuryNOW podcasts and vodcasts, we’re introducing our newly titled blog, WHY it Matters. Why do we write blogs? Why do we offer our insight into topics of interest to the aerospace and defense industry? Why do we engage in conversations about the latest in technological advances? Because it matters – to our customers, our investors, our partners and to us as innovators who deliver mission-critical solutions.

Rubin Dhillon

January 7, 2022

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Top 10 Highlights of 2021

Read along as our CMO, Stephanie Georges, reflects on Mercury's top 10 accomplishments for 2021.

Stephanie Georges, SVP and CMO

December 21, 2021

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Durability begins with preparation

Durability for electronics can’t be added after they’re manufactured – it has to be built in from the start. Find out how Mercury’s MOTS (modified off-the-shelf) and MOTS+ services and processes affordably provide the durability and product life extension you require.

Shaun McQuaid

December 2, 2021

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Embrace the change

Read how one executive leader, who joined Mercury through an acquisition, describes his personal and professional growth since and why he advises others to, “embrace the change, recognize the opportunity, involve yourself in the change and help guide it.”

James Gallagher

November 22, 2021

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PEMs in space

The use of plastic encapsulated microcircuits is common across many industries, but are they the best choice for space programs? Read more about steps that can be taken to maximize the reliability of this commercial technology, making PEMs an attractive lower-cost option for the New Space Economy.

Mario LaMarche

November 12, 2021

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Microelectronics Powering the New Space Economy

New capabilities in orbit are heightening interest and opportunities in LEO space programs. Two very different technologies are increasing the affordability of these programs, positioning the new space economy well to decrease costs and opening the doors to a host of new applications.

Mario LaMarche

October 14, 2021

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How to address trust and security when your electronics are 1,200 miles away

Making sure your systems are running securely and safely is much easier when they’re within arm’s reach. But the increase in space programs and missions raises the question: How do you ensure trust and security in your electronics when they are orbiting the Earth, exposed to extreme environmental conditions? Mercury has an answer for that.

Dr. Bill Conley, CTO

October 14, 2021

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Get some quarters, we’re going to the arcade.

Just like the arcade games of the past that were downsized and delivered to your living room, the ARES3100 advanced radar environment simulator is packaged in a standardized option to provide radar environment simulation in the convenience of your own testing environment. It’s like finding your own EW “cheat code” to avoid vulnerabilities. Game over.

Kelsey Ryon

October 5, 2021

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Ready for take-off? Let’s set your electronics to airplane mode.

Unlike cellphones that can be easily switched to airplane mode, critical aircraft electronics must prove they’re ready for flight through extensive safety certification processes. Learn more about why Mercury system developers work with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) silicon engineers like Intel to assure successful certification and speed time to market.

Shaza Khan

September 21, 2021

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Shaping what’s next: 40 years of innovation

Mercury celebrates 40 years of being in business. CEO Mark Aslett reflects on the company’s rich history, which began as Mercury Computer Systems, while looking ahead to a bright future with a new brand identity. Read more about our 40-year journey and how our company has emerged as the leader in making commercial technology profoundly more accessible to the aerospace and defense industry.

Mark Aslett, President and CEO

July 14, 2021

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Innovating past the need for compromise for your embedded computing

Why choose performance OR security in your embedded computing solution? Mercury is debunking the industry assumption that no solution can provide both advanced security and high performance without compromising one or the other. Read more about how you can benefit from the new line of innovative OpenVPX processing modules.

Shaun McQuaid and Michele Dow

July 9, 2021

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Acquired by Mercury: One employee’s view

The acquisition of the company where you work by another can cause emotional reactions and raise several questions. As part of Mercury’s strategic growth plan, A&D has been an integral component, identifying partnerships that will help better deliver innovative solutions to customers. Read as one recently integrated Mercury team member describes how transparency, open communication and a welcoming company culture eased her transition into the One Mercury family.

Nydia Aizpuru, Business Development and Marketing Communications

May 10, 2021

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