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Digicom Electronics' ROACH System Captured the Data that Enabled Scientists to See the First Image of a Black Hole

May 12, 2019

Digicom Electronics, Inc., a technology and quality-driven Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) company based in Oakland, CA, announces that its Reconfigurable Open Architecture Computing Hardware (ROACH) System (the spectrometer system it builds for worldwide astronomers) was instrumental in collecting the data used to capture the first-ever photo of a black hole. The ROACH System, and Digicom's Diamond Track quality electronics manufacturing services and capabilities, will be on display at Space Tech Expo, Pasadena, CA, May 21 and 22, in booth 4023.

"Digicom is extremely proud to be a contributing provider of hardware deployed in capturing the first-ever image of a black hole by astronomers," said Mo Ohady, general manager of Digicom Electronics.

Digicom has worked with the Collaboration for Astronomy Signal Processing and Electronics Research (CASPER), the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project, the University of California Berkeley, and many other institutes, researchers, engineers, and scientists from around the world for more than a decade to reduce the time and cost of designing, building, and deploying new digital radio-astronomy instruments. This collaboration has powered over 45 scientific research sites worldwide.

Digicom helps companies with their complete process, from design review through prototyping, component sourcing, assembly, test, process validation, shipping, and after-sale support. Certifications include AS9100:2016 (Rev D) aerospace quality, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016 medical devices quality, quality system regulation 21 CFR 820, ITAR, HUBZone, and Small Business. For more information see our videos, articles, and information at www.digicom.org, follow us at www.twitter.com/DigicomEMS, call +1.510.639.7003, or e-mail info@digicom.org.


Digicom Electronics offers advanced electronics manufacturing with "Made in the USA" quality that fits the needs of larger enterprises while at the same time providing the benefits and individual attention needed to serve start-up companies. Digicom collaborates in all aspects of the process, from the design for manufacturability to the final, fully compliant product. Material procurement and management services include planning, purchasing, expediting, and warehousing of components and materials. Digicom has AS9100:2016 Rev D, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016 medical devices quality, quality system regulation 21 CFR 820, ITAR, HUBZone, Small Business, and numerous other certifications.

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