Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA)
Service or Branch: Additional DoD Facilities
Location: Sacramento, CA
STEM Fields: Electrical EngineeringThe Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) is a field organization located in Sacramento, CA, which reports directly to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD(R&E)); the goal of ASD(R&E)is to extend the capabilities of current war fighting systems, develop breakthrough capabilities, hedge against an uncertain future through a set of scientific and engineering options and counter strategic surprise. The DMEA is chartered to address the problems inherent in microelectronics by leveraging the capabilities and payoffs of advanced technologies to extend the life of weapon systems. Utilizing state-of-the-art lab facilities, the DMEA's microelectronics specialists produce solutions that are technically correct, logistically supportable, schedule responsive, and fiscally affordable. DMEA owns and operates the last remaining Department of Defense (DOD) Foundry. Several different manufacturing process are supported at DMEA's Foundry. DMEA has Contracting and Legal offices supporting the Advanced Technology Support Program (ATSP4), a fast, efficient contracting vehicle the gives government organizations streamlined access to state-of-the-art technologies and engineering through outstanding industry and government resources. DMEA is established by the Secretary of Defense to provide a broad spectrum of microelectronics services to DOD.