Solving Microcircuit Obsolescence for 30 Years

The Generalized Emulation of Microcircuits (GEM) program and the Advanced Microcircuit Emulation (AME) program are Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) programs for which SRI International is the prime contractor.

Supporting the Warfighter


The Generalized Emulation of Microcircuits (GEM) technology was developed by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to provide a continuing solution to the microelectronics diminishing manufacturing sources problem...


The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) sponsored Advanced Microcircuit Emulation (AME) Enrichment program develops, demonstrates, and provides a continuing source of advanced technology, high-reliability, military-quality microcircuits...

Years of Our Programs
Weapon Systems Use Our Parts
Microcircuits Delivered
$  Billion
In Cost Avoidance
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Case Studies

The GEM program supports over 560 weapon systems. Here are some of our example case studies. C – 17 Application Landing Gear Device SCD – EP1810 Erasable Programmable Logic Devices Customer Crane Hydro Air, a subcontractor for Boeing Delivered a specific programmation, unique to C-17 application Contract Vehicle/Funding Design/Prototypes – Demo device funded by DLA…

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Clearance and Security

In 2007 the DoD Trusted Access Program Office (TAPO) accredited SRI’s wafer foundry as a Department of Defense (DoD) Category 1 Trusted Foundry. With this endorsement, SRI is able to offer the DoD and Government agencies a secure on-shore, QML-certified wafer foundry for military electronics. SRI International has a TOP SECRET facility clearance and safeguarding…

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The Obsolescence Problem

The strength of the United States Military depends upon a reliable technological superiority. Systems became more powerful and capable in order to meet the challenges over time. Our strategic advantage relies on dedicated, highly trained military personnel and the complex weapon systems they use. Microcircuits are the backbone to a modern military, providing our troops…

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Our Newsletter Most Recent Volume 2 Issue 2 In this issue we cover a variety of topics including an update on new technology that will enable Emulation of +3.3 V FPGAs and ASICs, a deep dive on what is required to test Military ICs, and a B1-B success story. Also, as we celebrate the GEM…

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Counterfeit Prevention

Counterfeit microcircuits are an ever increasing threat to complex weapon systems. When microcircuits are no-longer available from the original manufacturer, or its authorized distributors, parts may only be available on the gray market. At this point the supply chain is susceptible to the insertion of counterfeit parts with limited part providence. Counterfeits can include unauthorized…

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