Date: 16th Sept 2010
Microsemi acquires Arxan Defense Systems
Microsemi has acquired privately held Arxan Defense Systems.
Arxan Defense Systems is a provider of anti-tamper solutions,
providing full-service support to defense clients in securing
systems against tampering, piracy and reverse engineering.
Arxan's software and firmware platform, EnforcIT, is designed
for defense customers building major weapons systems that
require protection of critical technologies against nation-state
"The combination of Microsemi and Arxan Defense Systems
creates a broad and complementary product portfolio for
the Defense market," said James J. Peterson, President
and Chief Executive Officer of Microsemi. "Arxan's
software and firmware solutions fulfill an important role
in protecting DoD-critical technologies while they serve
to enable additional opportunities in non-U.S. military
"This partnership between Microsemi and Arxan Defense
Systems further leverages Arxan's EnforcIT enablement platform
into additional security layers and devices to complement
our software and firmware protection capabilities,"
said Rich Earley, Chief Executive Officer of Arxan Defense
Systems. "We are proud to join forces with such a strong
and growing supplier of Defense products, systems, and capabilities."