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TechFocus Member Spotlight: Tom Smelker, VP and GM of Microsystems for Mercury Systems

Connect with Mercury Systems and Tom Smelker, VP and GM of Microsystems. A DMEA accredited microelectronic manufacturer, Mercury delivers mission-critical products and solutions to advanced applications deployed across land, sea, air, space and cyberspace domains.

Mercury’s purpose, Innovation That Matters®, inspires its ongoing technological development in support of its global customer base, ranging from defense prime contractors and government agencies to commercial companies in aerospace, technology and other industries.

Highly sophisticated sensor solutions are defining the next generation of defense — sensors at the edge — and Mercury continues to deliver trusted, secure open architecture processing solutions powering a broad range of mission-critical applications for challenging environments.

With more than 22 years of experience designing high assurance microelectronics, Smelker is responsible for programmatic and technical execution of the latest 2.5 and 3D microelectronics for rugged defense applications. According to Smelker, as Mercury’s growth and momentum continues to build, coupled with Arizona’s commitment to business and infrastructure and access to the next generation of talent coming from the state-of-the-art universities and community colleges — it’s clear that Arizona will continue to drive more and more advances in the semiconductor world.

As an active member of the Arizona Technology Council, the team at Mercury have valued the relationships built along the way that have proved essential to its growth in Arizona. Learn more about Mercury Systems by visiting them at

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