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Gallium Nitride Electronics Move to Proof of Concept

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Gallium Nitride DID has covered DARPA research into higher-power Gallium Nitride electronics as a future source of American military advantage. Now Raytheon Co., Tewksbury, MA has won a $10 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to develop and demonstrate a proof of concept of the next generation Transmit/Receive Integrated Multi Channel Module using 28V Gallium Nitride power amplifiers, high efficiency power supplies, and advanced thermal management techniques to implement affordable advanced capability radars. Work will be performed in Tewksbury, MA (50%) and Andover, MA (50%), and work is expected to be completed August 2008. The contract was competitively procured under a Naval Research Laboratory Broad Agency Announcement (Number 53-05-02). The Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC issued the contract (N00173-05-C-2040).

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