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Raytheon Awarded $5.5 million Contract to Develop HEALICS Technology

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Oct. 12, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $5.5 million contract to design, fabricate and test Self-HEALing mixed-signal Integrated Circuits (HEALICS) technology. If all contract phases are completed, the value of the contract could reach $11 million.

Raytheon's HEALICS effort incorporates self-healing into a complex system-on-chip (SoC) design, providing the capability for the chip to sense undesired circuit behaviors and correct them automatically. This maximizes the yield of increasingly complex mixed-signal SoC's on an individual wafer to meet demanding performance specifications in the presence of extreme process variations and environment conditions.

"The Raytheon approach breaks through the limitations of the current application-specific approaches and provides an efficient, general solution for self-healing," said Michael Del Checcolo, vice president of Engineering for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. "This solution can be integrated into a wide variety of mixed-signal circuit designs leading to significant increases in yield-to-performance, resulting in increased functionality and lower cost for a broad range of military applications."

Using its OpenAIR™ business model for assembling talent and capabilities, Raytheon is partnering with the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.; and North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C., to bring a unique and complimentary set of skills, experience and expertise to this program.

Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in Global Capabilities Integration providing affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.

Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.

    Michele Lemos

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