Maxwell Technologies Appoints Larry Longden General Manager of Microelectronic Space Products GroupMaxwell Technologies Appoints Larry Longden General Manager of Microelectronic Space Products Group
...Maxwell Technologies Appoints Larry Longden General Manager of Microelectronic Space Products Group
...SAN DIEGO, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) announced today that it has appointed Larry Longden general manager of the company's Microelectronics Group, which develops, manufactures and markets radiation hardened components and single board computers for the space and satellite markets.Longden
32-year tenure with Maxwell
as an engineer, specializing in analyzing radiation effects on electronic devices and systems.In 1984, he
was responsible for introducing the company's first radiation hardened product, a "nuclear event detector", which senses potentially damaging radiation effects and shuts down sensitive electronic systems to avoid or limit damage.Since 2000, he
has been responsible for implementing Maxwell's Microelectronics product strategy of combining proprietary radiation mitigation technologies with commercial semiconductors to produce and market high-performance, space-qualified components and systems."Larry has been instrumental in dozens of new product introductions, including the SCS750 single board computer for space that Northrop Grumman Space Technologies selected over competing products from several leading space products OEMs to handle both spacecraft control and data handling for the U.S. government's next generation weather satellite program," said Dr, Richard Balanson, Maxwell's president and chief executive officer.