The McHale Report Podcast

Deep dive into Pentek acquisition by Mercury Systems and radar/EW market trends

July 28, 2021 Military Embedded Systems
The McHale Report Podcast
Deep dive into Pentek acquisition by Mercury Systems and radar/EW market trends
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The McHale Report Podcast
Deep dive into Pentek acquisition by Mercury Systems and radar/EW market trends
Jul 28, 2021
Military Embedded Systems

This spring Mercury Systems acquired Pentek, a designer of FPGA single-board computers, data-acquisition boards, recording systems, and other products for radar, signals intelligence (SIGINT), and electronic warfare (EW) applications. In this podcast, Neal Austin, Vice President and General Manager of the Mixed Signal Business Unit within Mercury Systems and Rodger Hosking, co-founder and Vice President of Pentek Systems, deep dive into the acquisition, where Pentek will fit within Mercury, and how the acquisition impacts the Mercury efforts within the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Consortium. They also cover design trends in the radar and electronic warfare markets,  commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) procurement, the impact artificial intelligence and 5G will have on military electronics, and the engineering recruitment challenges defense companies face.

This podcast is sponsored by Aerospace Tech Week, which will now take place on November 3-4, 2021 in Toulouse, FRANCE. The show encompasses six different events -- Avionics Expo, Connected Aircraft Europe, Aerospace Testing Europe, MRO IT, Flight OPS IT and FACE. To learn more about Aerospace Tech Week 2021, visit www.aerospacetechweek.com.


Show Notes

This spring Mercury Systems acquired Pentek, a designer of FPGA single-board computers, data-acquisition boards, recording systems, and other products for radar, signals intelligence (SIGINT), and electronic warfare (EW) applications. In this podcast, Neal Austin, Vice President and General Manager of the Mixed Signal Business Unit within Mercury Systems and Rodger Hosking, co-founder and Vice President of Pentek Systems, deep dive into the acquisition, where Pentek will fit within Mercury, and how the acquisition impacts the Mercury efforts within the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Consortium. They also cover design trends in the radar and electronic warfare markets,  commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) procurement, the impact artificial intelligence and 5G will have on military electronics, and the engineering recruitment challenges defense companies face.

This podcast is sponsored by Aerospace Tech Week, which will now take place on November 3-4, 2021 in Toulouse, FRANCE. The show encompasses six different events -- Avionics Expo, Connected Aircraft Europe, Aerospace Testing Europe, MRO IT, Flight OPS IT and FACE. To learn more about Aerospace Tech Week 2021, visit www.aerospacetechweek.com.