San Diego, CA, Dec. 27, 2005 — JMAR Technologies Inc. announced that its microelectronics division has been awarded additional funding under an existing letter subcontract from General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS) in the amount of $400,000.
Under the terms of this subcontract, JMAR will continue to enhance and maintain the semiconductor fabrication processes installed at the Defense Microelectronics Activity’s Advanced Reconfigurable Manufacturing for Semiconductors (ARMS) foundry in Sacramento, California.
GDAIS, a contractor for the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA), issued JMAR this subcontract as a Department of Defense (DOD) Advanced Technology Support Program (ATSP) element. The subcontract, originally issued in February, 2005, extends through February, 2006 when negotiations for a new contract are scheduled.
This extension brings the total subcontract amount to $2.3 million.
Under a contract awarded by GDAIS in 1998, JMAR supported the DMEA in the design, construction and commissioning of the ARMS foundry, and since then has played a role in the installation and implementation of that foundry’s chip fabrication processes. JMAR maintains a semiconductor process engineering, operations and maintenance group adjacent to DMEA’s facility in Sacramento. JMAR will perform the work under this contract on-site.