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Welcome to DMEA

The world has changed. Modern weapon systems must be smart, capable and adaptable. Microelectronic technologies make that possible.
Image: JSF Plane The Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) was founded because technological superiority is the essential underpinning of U.S. military strategy and national security. Yet that security is compromised by a> the rapid pace of technological development and b> the commercial microelectronics
technology business climate surrounding microelectronics technology. These factors make it difficult, if not impossible, to provide reliable, long-term support for the military’s fielded systems.
DMEA was established and continuously evolved by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) to jointly act as the DOD Center for microelectronics technology, acquisition, transformation, and support. DMEA is composed of highly specialized engineering facilities and microelectronic engineers that work in close partnership with the major defense contractors and the semiconductor industry to provide support for fielded systems across all U.S. military organizations.
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to military program managers and engineering liaison to all sectors of the defense contractors to provide and
support the most effective microelectronics technologies available through the commercial sector. DMEA is uniquely
positioned as an economically and logistically efficient resource to deliver microelectronic technology insertion to fielded systems.
Image: Carrier DMEA’s unique resources, combined
with a transformational business model, result in a one-of-a-kind organization. Because of this distinctive capability, DMEA’s mission was extended to support the full spectrum of the U.S. Government, including other Agencies, the industries that support
them and allied nations. DMEA currently supports the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Department of Justice, as well as many defense contractors and international programs from the United Kingdom and other allies.


DMEA Facility Certifications:

a2la Certification

1) ISO/IEC 17025:2005
Certification for the Science & Engineering Gamma Irradiation
Test (SEGIT) facility.
Mechanical Testing Certificate #1691.01

DNV Certification
2) ISO 9001:2015
Certification for the Advanced Reconfigurable Manufacturing for Semiconductors (ARMS) Foundry.

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Unique National Resource

In recognition of the critical importance of technology, the Department of Defense took the extraordinary step of creating an organization whose sole mission was to provide leadership and guidance in microelectronics to the warfighter. The Secretary of Defense declared the highly specialized group of engineers and facilities at DMEA to be a unique national resource.


DMEA's web site was choosen as a 2004 WebAward Competition "Standard of Excellence" winner by the Web Marketing Association.


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