Thursday, March 18, 2010

DDC-I Announces HeartOS DO-178B Real-time Operating System Support for ARM Processors

HeartOS Provides Scalable, Compact, Lightweight Safety-Critical Platform for ARM Processors

Defense News: PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, announced today that its safety-critical, DO-178B Level A certifiable, HeartOS real-time operating system and OpenArbor development tool suite is available for the ARM7™ and ARM9™ families of processors. The HeartOS running atop ARM® processors provides a scalable, low-power, high-performance computing platform for developing and hosting mission- and safety-critical applications for the avionics, transportation, industrial automation and medical markets. HeartOS is particularly well suited for applications requiring DO-178B certification from the FAA and international aviation authorities.

HeartOS is a lightweight, deterministic kernel that utilizes POSIX profile 51 interfaces as well as profile 52 features such as socket communications. Currently undergoing certification to DO-178B Level A, the HeartOS kernel provides POSIX scheduling, threads, semaphores, mutexes, barriers, condition variables, message queues, clocks and timers. HeartOS is highly scalable and configurable, making it ideal for 16- and 32-bit microcontrollers and microprocessors. HeartOS also features a compact, lightweight deterministic TCP/IP stack for embedded networking and internet connectivity.

“HeartOS provides a scalable, compact, lightweight complement to our time- and space-partitioned Deos™ embedded OS, making it ideal for hosting small- to medium-sized safety-critical applications targeting ARM processors,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing at DDC-I. “HeartOS is certifiable to the most stringent FAA software standards and utilizes POSIX interfaces for maximum application portability. It also provides bounded networking support and complete development tool support.”

“The rising performance levels, product breadth and energy efficiency delivered by the ARM processor family is accelerating its adoption into a range of non-mobile embedded applications,” added Ian Johnson, third-party program manager at ARM. “We welcome the decision from DDC-I to support the ARM architecture, believing that the combination of HeartOS and ARM processor technology provides an excellent platform for developing, hosting and certifying a broad range of safety-critical applications.”

Development support for the HeartOS includes DDC-I’s Eclipse-based, mixed-language OpenArbor IDE, which features C and C++ optimizing compilers, a color-coded source editor, project management support, automated build utilities, and a mixed-language, multi-window, symbolic debugger.

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I's customer base is an impressive "who's who" in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, Ada, Fortran and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 1825 E. Northern Ave., Suite #125, Phoenix, Arizona 85020; phone 602-275-7172; fax 602-252-6054; e-mail or visit


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OSI Systems Announces Appointment of New Board Member


Defense News: HAWTHORNE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OSI Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSIS - News), a vertically-integrated provider of specialized electronics and services, today announced that following its recent Annual Shareholders Meeting, Dr. David T. Feinberg, Chief Executive Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor of the UCLA Hospital System, has been elected to the Company’s Board of Directors. The appointment follows the retirement of Dr. Chand R. Visanathan who had served as a Director of the Company since 2001.

Deepak Chopra, CEO and Chairman of OSI Systems, commented: “We are excited to welcome Dr. Feinberg to the Company’s Board of Directors. We are confident that Dr. Feinberg’s extensive leadership and business experience will be a tremendous asset to the Company.” Mr. Chopra concluded, “We would also like to express our gratitude to Dr. Visanathan for his commitment and service to the Company over the past nine years and wish him and his family the best.”

Dr. Feinberg, prior to his current role as CEO and Associate Vice Chancellor of the UCLA Medical System was the Medical Director of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital (NPH) at UCLA. Dr. Feinberg graduated cum laude in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and graduated with distinction from the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School. He earned his master of business administration from Pepperdine University in 2002.

About OSI Systems, Inc.

OSI Systems, Inc. is a vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of specialized electronic systems and components for critical applications in the homeland security, healthcare, defense and aerospace industries. We combine more than 30 years of electronics engineering and manufacturing experience with offices and production facilities in more than a dozen countries to implement a strategy of expansion into selective end product markets. For more information on OSI Systems Inc. or any of its subsidiary companies, visit News Filter: OSIS-G

Integral Systems to Provide Satellite Signal Monitoring and Interference Detection and Analysis to AR-SAT

Family of Solution Providers

Monics(R) System From SAT Corporation Will Support AR-SAT'S CSM Monitoring Requirements for the ARSAT-1 Satellite, the First Communications Satellite Designed and Manufactured in Argentina

Defense News: SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 18, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --SAT Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Integral Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:ISYS - News), today announced that it has been chosen by Argentina's Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales (AR-SAT) to provide Satellite Monitoring and Interference Detection and Analysis System in support of its ARSAT-1 Satellite and ground stations. Scheduled for launch in 2012, the ARSAT-1 Satellite will be the first communications satellite designed and manufactured in Argentina.

Under the terms of the contract, SAT Corporation, supported by its sister company Integral Systems Europe UK, will also provide a set of Ku Band and C Band CSM service antennas for ground stations located in Benavidez and Bosque Alegre, Argentina. In addition to ARSAT-1, AR-SAT plans to build and launch a fleet of two additional Satellites.

Utilizing SAT Corporation's Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology, Monics is a state of the art radio frequency monitoring system that will provide automatic monitoring of AR-SAT's carriers. The System provides carrier monitoring and interference detection in a fraction of the time of a classic spectrum analyzer. In addition, Monics' unique algorithms automatically detect, characterize, and display interfering signals, and allow results to be viewed at any time.

"We are pleased AR-SAT has selected SAT Corporation to support their requirement for Carrier Monitoring and Interference Detection an Analysis for their fleet of ARSAT Satellites," said Bob Potter, president of SAT Corporation. "Our strong position in the industry and our ability to address the South American Satellite Market, allows us to partner with companies like AR-SAT to provide a system that achieves their extremely high operational efficiency goals."


Integral Systems, Inc., of Columbia, MD, applies more than 25 years experience to provide integrated technology solutions for satellite communications-interfaced systems. Customers have relied on the Integral Systems family of companies (Integral Systems, Inc., Integral Systems Europe UK, Lumistar, Inc., Newpoint Technologies, Inc., RT Logic, and SAT Corporation) to deliver on time and on budget for more than 250 satellite missions. Our dedication to customer service has solidified long-term relationships with the U.S. Air Force, NASA, NOAA, and nearly every satellite operator in the world. Integral Systems was named the Region III Prime Contractor of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration in 2009. For more information,


AR-SAT is a company established by the Argentine Government under a law passed in 2006. In addition to the initial capital, the above mentioned law granted onto AR-SAT exclusive rights to operate and commercialize geostationary orbital position 81W in Ku Band (North & South America) and C Band (Hemispheric coverage). AR-SAT holds rights over the engineering and development of national satellites to be manufactured within the scope of the Communications' Argentine Geostationary Satellite Project, as started back in December 2007 upon the signature of a contract with an argentine corporation named INVAP.

The national government transferred NAHUELSAT operational assets to AR-SAT. NAHUELSAT had exploited geostationary orbital position 72W by means of NAHUEL I satellite. AR-SAT covers the whole Latin American southern area, delivering satellite bandwidth for all kinds of service: voice, data, audio and

Viking Modular Solutions(TM) and Shocking Technologies Deliver ESD Protected Solid State Solutions

End-To-End Solutions

Defense News: FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Viking Modular Solutions™, a division of Sanmina-SCI Corporation (Nasdaq:SANM - News), and leading manufacturer of innovative memory and flash solutions, today announced availability of its first product featuring Shocking Technologies Xstatic™ Voltage Switchable Dielectric (VSD™) polymer material that protects electronic components from harmful electrostatic discharge (ESD).

"We are extremely proud of the work we have done with Shocking Technologies and look forward to delivering a family of ESD protected Viking Modular Solutions products," stated Adrian Proctor, Vice President of Marketing for Viking Modular Solutions. "ESD is a major threat to any electronic product and we believe this technology will provide customers with a level of data security never seen before."

The CompactFlash® card from Viking Modular Solutions can withstand 30KV per the IEC 61004-2 test required for CompactFlash cards. It then takes a further step by increasing direct pin contact discharge protection to 19KV HBM (level 4 semiconductor protection), eight times the level of a standard CompactFlash card. This Viking Modular Solutions ESD protected CompactFlash card is a product deriving from initial development work at Sanmina-SCI and incubation from Shocking Technologies.

"It's exciting to see our technology being introduced to the world by our partner Sanmina-SCI and its Modular Solutions division," said Lex Kosowsky, President and CEO of Shocking Technologies. "While this technology will proliferate through the industry, from solid state flash drives to cell phones, it is truly fitting that Viking Modular Solutions will be the first to lead the industry in bringing this new ESD technology to market."

ESD is a serious issue in solid state electronics, whereby the semiconductor integrated circuits (ICs) material can suffer permanent damage when subjected to high voltages. The most common and spectacular form of ESD is the "spark," which occurs when a strong electric field creates and ionized conductive channel in the air. This occurrence causes a slight discomfort to people, but will cause severe damage to electronic equipment.

Viking Modular Solutions continues to advance its leadership role by proactively developing and delivering high technology products that optimize the value and performance of its customers' applications in the Network Infrastructure, Embedded, Defense & Aerospace and Enterprise markets.

About Viking Modular Solutions

Headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, Viking Modular Solutions is focused on developing and delivering high technology products that optimize the value and performance of our customers' applications in the Network Infrastructure, Embedded, Defense & Aerospace and Enterprise markets. Founded in 1989, Viking Modular Solutions has been providing Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) with industry leading design, engineering, product support and customer service for more than 20 years. For more information, visit

About Sanmina-SCI

Sanmina-SCI Corporation is a leading electronics contract manufacturer serving the fastest-growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina-SCI provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior quality and support to OEMs primarily in the communications, defense and aerospace, industrial and medical instrumentation, multimedia, computing and storage, and automotive technology sectors. Sanmina-SCI has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information regarding the company is available at

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The foregoing, including the discussion regarding the Company's future prospects, contains certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including uncertainties associated with economic conditions in the electronics industry, particularly in the principal industry sectors served by the Company, changes in customer requirements and in the volume of sales to principal customers, the ability of Sanmina-SCI to effectively assimilate acquired businesses and achieve the anticipated benefits of its acquisitions, and competition and technological change. The Company's actual results of operations may differ significantly from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements as a result of these and other factors, including factors set forth in the Company's fiscal year 2009 Annual Report on Form 10-K and the other reports, including quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K, that the Company files with the Securities Exchange Commission.

© Sanmina-SCI Corporation. Viking Modular Solutions is a trademark of Sanmina-SCI Corporation. All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Federal-Mogul's Electrical/Electronics Systems Protection Portfolio Eliminates Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)

Company's lightweight, flexible and durable shielding products can help automakers reduce electromagnetic interference in vehicles

Defense News: SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As automakers continue to develop vehicles with significantly increased use of electronic controls, there is a growing need to ensure that the electrical/electronics architecture is protected against electromagnetic interference (EMI). Federal-Mogul Corporation (Nasdaq:FDML - News) is a leader in systems protection products for aerospace applications and has recently developed new EMI shielding products for automotive use. EMI is the unintentional generation and reception of electromagnetic disturbances traveling through a circuit or wiring harness that can cause computer-controlled systems to power-up, power-down or create a variety of other unwanted effects. EMI can be blocked using specially designed protective sleeves, thereby preventing the transmission and reception of the disturbance and its negative consequences.



"Federal-Mogul offers a complete range of electromagnetic shielding solutions that ensure EMI events do not adversely affect the function of device control systems or electronic actuators," said Jan Maiden, engineering and sales vice-president, Federal-Mogul Systems Protection Group. The company currently provides EMI shielding solutions to leading U.S. and European commercial aircraft manufacturers and believes this unique expertise is increasingly needed for current and future automotive and commercial vehicle uses, considering the increasing use of hybrid and electric propulsion systems. "The electrical and electronic architectures of vehicles must be properly engineered and that includes proper shielding against EMI," said Maiden.

Federal-Mogul's EMI shielding products feature a specially-designed, braided, tinned, copper wire combined with a proprietary hybrid yarn technology that can be easily installed on existing electrical/electronic architecture used in instrument panels, engine compartments, vehicle interior systems or other electrical and electronic devices. The sleeving is available in tubular and self-wrapping constructions that can be installed during initial harness assembly or after complete vehicle systems are assembled, in the event that an EMI problem is detected and correction is required.

"EMI shielding performance is a function of metal content and metal coverage – the greater the metal content, the better the low-frequency shielding performance. However, increased metal content adds weight and doesn't necessarily shield well at higher frequencies. High-frequency protection occurs when the metal completely covers the wire with a thin conductive layer, meaning there are no pinholes that allow the EMI to leak through." Federal-Mogul's hybrid yarn technology achieves a balance of low- and high-frequency shielding because the metal strands are twisted together with filler yarns, resulting in a high-strength material. "When woven or braided into sleeves, the yarns achieve an optimized blend of metal content and coverage that is lightweight, flexible and durable," Maiden said.

Other shielding techniques, such as foil wrapping or full wire mesh over-braiding are also available in the marketplace, but can limit harness flexibility and increase overall weight, according to Maiden. Federal-Mogul's hybrid polyester and metal wrap solutions offer a nearly 30 percent weight savings over metal overbraids, an approximately 40 percent decrease in bundle diameter and a 55 percent increase in overall flexibility, thus facilitating harness routing inside the vehicle.

Federal-Mogul EMI shielding products are engineered, designed and tested at the company's Systems Protection technical centers in Exton, Pa., USA and Crepy-en-Valois, France, and are sold under the Federal-Mogul and Bentley Harris brand names.

About Federal-Mogul

Federal-Mogul Corporation is a leading global supplier of powertrain and safety technologies, serving the world's foremost original equipment manufacturers of automotive, light commercial, heavy-duty, agricultural, marine, rail, off-road and industrial vehicles, as well as the worldwide aftermarket. The company's leading technology and innovation, lean manufacturing expertise, as well as marketing and distribution deliver world-class products, brands and services with quality excellence at a competitive cost. Federal-Mogul is focused on its sustainable global profitable growth strategy, creating value and satisfaction for its customers, shareholders and employees. Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899. The company is headquartered inSouthfield, Michigan, and employs nearly 39,000 people in 33 countries. Visit the company's Web site

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Statements contained in this press release, which are not historical fact, constitute "Forward-Looking Statements." Actual results may differ materially due to numerous important factors that are described in Federal-Mogul's most recent report to the SEC on Form 10-K, which may be revised or supplemented in subsequent reports to the SEC on Forms 10-Q and 8-K. Such factors include, among others, the cost and timing of implementing restructuring actions, the Company's ability to generate cost savings or manufacturing efficiencies to offset or exceed contractually or competitively required price reductions or price reductions to obtain new business, conditions in the automotive industry, and certain global and regional economic conditions. Federal-Mogul does not intend or assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

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Black Box's Intelli-Pass Biometric Access Control awarded five stars by SC Magazine

Intelli-Pass earns top security rating
Defense News: PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX - News), an industry-leading provider of voice communications, data infrastructure, and product solutionsannounced today it has hired Brigadier General Rick Dinkins, USAF, Retired as executive director for Air Force Programs. He will lead the Company’s United States Air Force (USAF) business efforts as part of Black Box Network Services Federal Division.

“We are very excited to have Rick join our leadership team as we continue to build strategic programs around Department of Defense requirements,” commented Jeff Murray, senior vice president and general manager for Black Box Network Services Federal Division. “Rick’s experience and knowledge will enable us to develop, fine tune, and deliver improved communications and infrastructure services and solutions to our USAF, government, and civilian customers worldwide.”

Intelli-Pass Biometric Access Contol provides a much higher level of security. (Photo: Business Wire).  View Multimedia Gallery

Intelli-Pass Biometric Access Contol provides a much higher level of security. (Photo: Business Wire). View Multimedia Gallery

Rick Dinkins entered the air force in 1971 as an enlisted missile crew member and recently retired after 38 years of service. During his career, he commanded three major communications units and served in numerous staff positions at Headquarters Air Force, combatant command and coalition levels in the United States, as well as the European, Pacific, and Southwest Asia theaters of operations. In 2005, he served as the Director, Communications and Information Systems, Multi-National Force-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq, in direct support ofOperation Iraqi Freedom. Most recently, he served as the Chief Information Officer and Director of Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems for United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Black Box Network Services Federal Division, listed as NextiraOne Federal in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR), is a leading provider of comprehensive communications and infrastructure solutions for U.S. government agencies around the world. With more than 40 years of experience, the division serves as a prime contractor with IT and Communication contracts within the Department of Defense and civilian agencies supporting government communication needs worldwide.

About Black Box
Black Box is the world’s largest technical services company dedicated to designing, building and maintaining today’s complicated data and voice infrastructure systems. Black Box services more than 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 194 offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at

Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc. All third-party trademarks appearing in this press release are acknowledged to be the property of their respective owners.

CACI Awarded $219 Million Prime Contract by U.S. Navy to Provide Wide Array of C4ISR and Information Technology Services

Defense News: ARLINGTON, Va..--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CACI International Inc (NYSE%3ACACI&index=1&md5=a781fd5e1cde34686cd7c2888b81a335">NYSE:CACI) announced today that it has been awarded a $219 million prime contract to provide command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (C4ISR) and business IT software and maintenance services to the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic. The award is a Performance Based, Level of Effort Cost Plus Fixed Fee contract with a one year base period and the potential of four one year options. This is a new contract to support new and existing programs. Existing programs includes some work efforts accomplished under two former contracts with SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic on which CACI was the incumbent prime contractor.

CACI will provide development and integration support of software systems collectively referred to as the Naval Tactical Command Support System (NTCSS). NTCSS is an information technology system which automates logistics, supply, financial, maintenance, and medical functions for ships, submarines, aviation squadrons, and intermediate maintenance activities, afloat and ashore. Examples of the NTCSS suite of programs include Relational Supply, used both afloat and ashore to provide logistics support to numerous Marine Corps and Navy units and the Shipboard Afloat Medical System used throughout the world to document military members medical health history.

The company will leverage its Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration® (CMMI®) appraised and ISO 9001:2008 certified processes in the development and deployment of these systems to ensure continual improvement and the highest possible quality of software is being delivered to the customer. The work will draw upon CACI’s 29 years of experience designing, developing, and implementing software for SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic and its predecessor activities.

This contract directly supports the United States Navy, and other Department of Defense and federal agencies. These programs touch thousands of active duty and veteran personnel each day, providing real time support and information.

According to Bill Fairl, CACI's President of U.S. Operations, “We’re very pleased that SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic has chosen CACI to do this work based on our long-term experience and the array of quality assurance and process management credentials we bring to the table. We will continue to work closely with SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic to ensure we satisfy its mission and exceed its expectations.”

CACI President and CEO Paul Cofoni observed that, “We’re proud that this contract allows CACI to continue our support for naval warfighters deployed throughout the world and also offers the opportunity to apply our experience to other federal agencies that need real-world, real-time systems to operate. The award is a strong reaffirmation of our long-standing support for the Navy and reflects its confidence in our ability to develop and field IT systems, on time, on budget, and with assured quality.”

CACI provides professional services and IT solutions needed to prevail in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, and federal civilian government arenas. We deliver enterprise IT and network services; data, information, and knowledge management services; business system solutions; logistics and material readiness; C4ISR integration services; cyber solutions; integrated security and intelligence solutions; and program management and SETA support services. CACI services and solutions help our federal clients provide for national security, improve communications and collaboration, secure the integrity of information systems and networks, enhance data collection and analysis, and increase efficiency and mission effectiveness. CACI is a member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies and the Russell 2000 index. CACI provides dynamic careers for approximately 12,800 employees working in over 120 offices in the U.S. and Europe. Visit CACI on the web at and

There are statements made herein which do not address historical facts, and therefore could be interpreted to be forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from anticipated results. The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated include, but are not limited to, the following: regional and national economic conditions in the United States and the United Kingdom, including conditions that result from a prolonged recession; terrorist activities or war; changes in interest rates; currency fluctuations; significant fluctuations in the equity markets; failure to achieve contract awards in connection with recompetes for present business and/or competition for new business; the risks and uncertainties associated with client interest in and purchases of new products and/or services; continued funding of U.S. government or other public sector projects, based on a change in spending patterns, or in the event of a priority need for funds, such as homeland security, the war on terrorism or rebuilding Iraq; or an economic stimulus package; government contract procurement (such as bid protest, small business set asides, loss of work due to organizational conflicts of interest, etc.) and termination risks; the results of government investigations into allegations of improper actions related to the provision of services in support of U.S. military operations in Iraq; the results of government audit and reviews conducted by the Defense Contract Audit Agency or other government entities with cognizant oversight; individual business decisions of our clients; paradigm shifts in technology; competitive factors such as pricing pressures and/or competition to hire and retain employees (particularly those with security clearances); market speculation regarding our continued independence; material changes in laws or regulations applicable to our businesses, particularly in connection with (i) government contracts for services, (ii) outsourcing of activities that have been performed by the government, (iii) competition for task orders under Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (“GWACs”) and/or schedule contracts with the General Services Administration; and (iv) accounting for convertible debt instruments; our own ability to achieve the objectives of near term or long range business plans; and other risks described in the company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

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