PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Department has contracted Sarnoff Corp. for work to upgrade obsolete microcircuits used by the military.
New Jersey-based Sarnoff was awarded the contract from the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia and the Defense Logistics Agency. Under the two-year, $1.6 million Industrial Base Innovation Fund contract, Sarnoff will perform reverse engineering on obsolete military microcircuits.
Officials say the reverse engineering is designed to "re-create any incomplete or missing design data" to ensure the military's microcircuit system remains reliable for Defense Department operations.
"Obsolete, counterfeit or Trojan horse microcircuits can adversely impact the military electronics supply chains," Don Newsome, Sarnoff president and chief executive officer, said in a statement.
"With Sarnoff microcircuit emulation technology, the Department of Defense can assure the war fighter a safe and reliable long-term source of microcircuits."