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Microdyne Corporation
Division of L3 Technologies

Microdyne Corporation, commonly abbreviated to Mycrodyne, is a diversified technology and services company, based in Alexandria (Virginia, USA). The company was founded in 1968 and is known for its range of high-end telemetry receivers for governmental, industrial and aerospace applications. Microdyne is currently an operating division of L3 Technologies (soon: L3 Harris).

Original Microdyne logo as used in the early 1970s

When Microdyne started in 1968, it was mainly a supplier of measuring devices and receivers for the satellite and aerospace industry. In the late 1980s, the company entered the outsourcing business, operated call centers and handled warranty repair work and marking programs for other companies. In 1991, Microdyne acquired Federal Technology Corporation (FTC), and became a player in the emerging computer business [1]. FTC developed networking products – mainly for US Government agencies – which Microdyne wanted to deploy in the private sector.

Although this initially boosted Microdyne's turnover, the networking business collapsed in 1996, after Intel and 3Com dropped the prices of their network interfaces. Microdyne was acquired by L-3 Communications on 3 December 1998 for USD 90 million, but is still trading under its own name to this day (2019) [1]. In February 2019, the company had 1045 employees on its payroll.


Model 1100-AR Telemetry Receiver
Known address
  • Microdyne Corporation
    3601 Eisenhower Avenue
    Suite 300
    Alexandria, VA 22304
    United States

    Phone: +1 703 329-3700
References
  1. Rajiv Ch and rasekaran, In the driver's seat at Microdyne
    The Washington Post, 30 March 1998.
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