EMCORE Corporation, a provider of advanced mixed-signal products that serve the aerospace & defense, communications, and sensing markets, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets and liabilities of the L3Harris Space and Navigation Business for approximately $5 million in an all-cash transaction.
“L3Harris Space and Navigation designs and builds some of the most accurate Navigation products in the world. This acquisition expands our Fiber Optic Gyroscope (FOG) product portfolio into the Strategic Grade and Space-Qualified markets. We will also gain a technical team with a sterling track record of development and production of high-performance FOGs, Ring Laser Gyros (RLGs), and reaction wheels,” said Jeff Rittichier, President and CEO of EMCORE. “This acquisition further solidifies EMCORE’s position as one of the largest independent inertial navigation providers in the industry. This is an excellent fit strategically for EMCORE, bringing Space and Navigation’s strong brand, inertial technology, and important program wins. It also expands EMCORE’s market reach into launch vehicle and space satellite markets, both of which are seeing significant growth,” he added.
“The L3Harris Space and Navigation team will provide EMCORE with the capability to accelerate expansion into a true navigation-grade FOG business with superior performance and accuracy compared to competitors,” commented Albert Lu, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Aerospace and Defense for EMCORE. “Combining this business into EMCORE will allow us to provide customers with an expanded product suite that serves a broader range of requirements across both the tactical and navigation grade segments of the market.”
Highlights of the transaction are as follows:
• Expands EMCORE’s inertial navigation product portfolio and addressable market, accelerating growth and contributing additional revenue
• Includes Master Supply Agreements (MSAs) for the BoRG (Booster Rate Gyro) and TAIMU (Tri-Axial Inertial Measurement Unit) launch vehicle programs and creates partnership opportunities with L3Harris to expand our mutual business together
• EMCORE to be added as a preferred supplier to L3Harris divisions for future business opportunities
• Adds a complete set of capabilities to design and test for space applications
• Shock, vibration, and thermal shock measurement equipment
• X-ray capability and vacuum chambers
• Includes a large number of rate tables that can serve multiple product applications
• Expected to create material operating synergies in engineering, manufacturing, and sales
• Expected to be non-GAAP EPS accretive
Through the transaction, EMCORE will acquire all the intellectual property, and outstanding assets and liabilities of the L3Harris Space and Navigation business, including the 110,000 square foot leased production facility in Budd Lake, NJ. The consummation of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is currently expected to close in the quarter ending June 30, 2022.