WASHINGTON — General Atomics and Boeing are teaming up to build a new high-energy laser for air and missile defense, the companies announced Oct. 13.
Under the agreement, the companies will create a 100 kilowatt laser that will be scalable to 250 kilowatts, the companies stated in a news release. The weapon will be able to be employed as a standalone system or integrated onboard ground vehicles, ships and aircraft.
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems will be responsible for the laser, batteries and thermal management system, while Boeing will create the beam director and software necessary for precision tracking and pointing the laser.
Although the companies did not specify whether the system is being built with a particular acquisition program in mind, the power levels that General Atomics and Boeing hope to achieve with their laser coincides with what the Army is aiming for in its High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstrator program.
The service has already tapped Dynetics and Lockheed Martin to build the initial HEL TVD demonstrator — a 100-kilowatt-class laser that will be integrated with a Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles platform — but the service ultimately hopes to develop 250- to 300-kilowatt-class directed-energy weapons for future requirements.
The HEL TVD demonstrator is a pathway to fielding a directed energy weapon as part of the Indirect Fires Protection Capability (IFPC) Increment 2. The Army is in the process of putting laser fiber modules that buildup the components that get a laser up to 300 kilowatts, Lt. Gen. L. Neil Thurgood, the Army’s Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) director told Defense News in a recent interview ahead of of the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual conference.
The Army will demonstrate the capability in fiscal 2022 on a truck.
Part of a broader Pentagon program, the HEL-TVD
Lumileds announced today that Leon Pikaar has been appointed as Vice President and General Manager of its LED Solutions Business Unit. Mr. Pikaar brings more than 30-years of experience in the LED and lighting industry and an extensive tenure at Philips Lighting and Lumileds where he has led international business organizations, strategic accounts, and developed the specialty business in camera flash, display, and UV markets.
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Mr. Pikaar’s career started at Philips Lighting in The Netherlands. He was soon transferred to Brazil where he became the Regional Manager Latin-America for lamp drivers. In 1999, he joined the team that founded Lumileds as a joint venture between Hewlett Packard and Philips after which he became responsible for sales and marketing of specialty lamps for Philips Lighting in Europe. Prior to his new role, Mr. Pikaar was Head of Marketing for the LED Solutions Business Unit after having served as VP of Sales and Marketing at RayVio, a startup company in UV-B/C LEDs.
“Leon has been at the tip of the spear for Lumileds for more than two decades and I couldn’t be more pleased to have him leading our LED Business Solutions Unit,” said Matt Roney, CEO. “The LED Illumination and Specialty side of our business is in great hands.”
Mr. Pikaar has enjoyed successful overseas assignments, is fluent in multiple languages, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tilburg Polytechnic in The Netherlands.
For automotive, mobile, IoT, and illumination companies that require innovative lighting solutions, Lumileds is a global leader employing more than 7,000 team members operating in over 30 countries. Lumileds partners with its customers to push the boundaries of light.
AI in Computer Vision Market 2020 Latest Advancements and Growth Analysis- Intel, Qualcomm, General Electric, Apple
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BlackRock’s report shows that in 2019, four of its 103 executive or senior-level employees (3.9 percent) were Black. BlackRock said in a statement that the firm has “made strides” but “we acknowledge significant work remains ahead to realize sustainable change, and the disclosure of our EEO-1 data is an important step towards greater transparency and accountability.”
Target’s release, meanwhile, showed that 40 of its 777 executive or senior-level employees were Black (5.1 percent) and 50 were Hispanic or Latino (6.4 percent). In a statement, Target called being more transparent about their data “the next step in our journey to build an organization that is more diverse, equitable and inclusive.”
The announcement follows a campaign Stringer launched in July, as corporate America rushed to respond to protests spotlighting police brutality against Black Americans with promises to improve diversity. His office sent letters to 67 major firms that issued statements, urging them to “walk the walk and publicly disclose” their workforce demographics by Aug. 30 or risk being targeted with shareholder proposals next year.
The federal EEO-1 report is the “gold standard” for diversity disclosure, Stringer’s announcement said. The form gives a breakdown of companies’ race and gender across 10 job categories, and companies with 100 or more employees as well as some federal contractors are required to submit it to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
“Companies know there is growing investor interest in workplace diversity, particularly given the public outcry over racial justice and the lack of representation in corporate America,” Stringer said in an emailed statement. “Investors need this data so we can assess company performance and hold them accountable.”
Last year, The Washington Post asked the 15 largest U.S. banks to share their full EEO-1 reports, and only two either released their full report or had already done
Size Matters: Advantage’s 5000+ qubit and 15-way qubit connectivity powers large-scale, in-production hybrid quantum applications
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BURNABY, British Columbia, Sept. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — D-Wave Systems Inc., the leader in quantum computing systems, software, and services, today announced the general availability of its next-generation quantum computing platform, incorporating new hardware, software, and tools to enable and accelerate the delivery of in-production quantum computing applications. Available today in the Leap™ quantum cloud service, the platform includes the Advantage™ quantum system, with more than 5000 qubits and 15-way qubit connectivity, in addition to an expanded hybrid solver service that can run problems with up to one million variables. The combination of the computing power of Advantage and the scale to address real-world problems with the hybrid solver service in Leap enables businesses to run performant, real-time, hybrid quantum applications for the first time.
As part of its commitment to enabling businesses to build in-production quantum applications, the company announced D-Wave Launch™, a jump-start program for businesses who want to get started building hybrid quantum applications today but may need additional support. Bringing together a team of applications experts and a robust partner community, the D-Wave Launch program provides support to help identify the best applications and to translate businesses’ problems into hybrid quantum applications. The extra support helps customers accelerate designing, building, and running their most important and complex applications, while delivering quantum acceleration and performance.
The company also announced a new hybrid solver. The discrete quadratic model (DQM) solver gives developers and businesses the ability to apply