BOEING FRONTIERS / JULY 2013 25 It’s the birthplace of companies such as Apple, Google, Intel and many other well-known giants of the software and computer industries. But Silicon Valley, in the southern region of the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California, is home to a growing Boeing population. Boeing Network & Space Systems has two subsidiaries in the area: Argon ST in Mountain View and Narus in Sunnyvale. Combined with the Acalis team in Pleasanton, Boeing’s presence in one of the world’s leading technology hotspots is undeniable. Each team of Boeing technologists there develops unique capabilities such as the Acalis chip, the Narus nSystem for data analytics, and the Argon ST sensors and antennas. “Those kinds of capabilities are a competitive discriminator; they can help set Boeing apart from our competition,” said Dewey Houck, vice president and deputy general manager of Electronic & Information Solutions at Boeing Defense, Space & Security. “That’s really what the C4ISR strategy seeks to do: Provide our customers with technical solutions that they can’t find anywhere else.” C4ISR stands for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. Through a series of acquisitions as well as continued research and development, Houck said, Boeing Defense, Space & Security can now combine its platforms with the software and systems required to seamlessly and securely collect, process, and disseminate information to wherever and whomever needs it. – David Sidman BOEING and Silicon Valey PHOTOS (Clockwise from far left): Software engineers Murty Potharaju, left, and Bob Pizzi insert a chip in the programming station; Jeff Hammond, electrical design and analysis engineer, performs testing; Gary VanRemortel, mechanical engineer, inspects a chip; Paul Lemmon, chief security architect, holds up a single Acalis microprocessor.
Frontiers July 2013 Issue
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