WICHITA, KS - Oct 21, 2014 - Integra Technologies LLC, a world leader in integrated circuit test and related services, announced today that is has been awarded a contract by the Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to assist with developing advanced screening techniques for eliminating counterfeit integrated circuits from the DOD supply chain. The contract will specifically target Field Programmable Gate Arrays, which are widely used throughout the MDA and are at the heart of many of the MDA’s most sophisticated electronic systems.
"Counterfeit electronics of all kinds continue to be an industry-wide problem and the DOD is working on many programs to eliminate them from our supply chain,” according to Barry Birdsong, Division Chief, Parts and Materials Engineering, Missile Defense Agency.
“This specific project targets elimination of counterfeit Field Programmable Gate Arrays, which are essential to many of our most critical electronic systems. The MDA is excited to be working with Integra Technologies, whose substantial existing technical expertise with FPGAs will assist us with developing new and effective screening techniques.”
“Integra Technologies has over 30 years of experience in developing sophisticated and comprehensive test solutions for our customers,” noted Becky Craft, President of Integra Technologies. "In addition to our large and experienced test engineering group, we also have an existing library of test solutions for many of the FPGAs that the MDA is interested in. This allows us to begin addressing some of the MDA’s most critical devices almost immediately. We are looking forward to teaming with the MDA to help eliminate counterfeit FPGAs from the MDA supply chain.