Next-Gen Electronics


Over the last 60 years, the electronics industry can be credited with some of the most remarkable changes to the world we live in – from defense technologies, to the ways we communicate with one another, to how we practice medicine.

As time progresses, this industry has started to near its performance limit, requiring us to find new ways to improve the way we process, store and move data. Through high-performance, energy efficient electronic devices, we can enable revolutionary breakthroughs in everything from electric vehicles to high-performance computing and consumer electronics. Our products are getting drastically smaller and more energy efficient thanks to next-generation electronics that are smaller, more efficient and capable of operating under extreme conditions.

Advanced manufacturing in electronics can give our warfighters an edge. These electronics operate more efficiently in challenging climates with higher temperatures.

Materials like Gallium Nitride (GaN) are changing how our customers use radar technology. GaN is a semiconductor material that is more efficient, easier to cool, and improves reliability for radars like Space Fence and the Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR).

Did You Know: Lockheed Martin works with suppliers Wolfspeed and Qorvo to use commercially available GaN that increases radars’ range and sensitivity. Using these commercial GaN foundries ultimately drives down the cost of the systems for military customers.