Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ: LUNA), which develops and manufactures new-generation products for the healthcare, telecommunications, energy and defense markets, today announced the sale of its Secure Computing and Communications (SCC) group to MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB).
The sale of SCC will enable Luna to more narrowly focus on the company’s key strategic initiatives that relate to its core strength in fiber optic sensing while reducing the company’s exposure to reductions in government spending.
“We are very proud of the unique expertise we developed in secure computing technology. The sale of SCC allows us to increase liquidity and focus on the growth potential of our core fiber-optic technology,” said My Chung, Luna’s CEO. “MacB has a strategic focus in areas where our SCC technology is already being applied as well as the infrastructure to advance this technology for military and intelligence customers. This is truly an ideal home for this unique technology and the talented people of SCC.
“This sale accelerates the monetization of our secure computing technology while mitigating exposure to reductions in government spending,” Chung added. “We look forward to working with MacB and SCC’s customers on a smooth transition.”Since 2003, SCC has conducted research and development of innovative electronic components and methods, and has provided technical services with a focus on critical U.S. military and National Security applications. In addition, SCC is a leader in the development of methods and technologies to build trust into integrated circuits and energy management systems. “We are delighted to welcome SCC to our growing portfolio,” said Sid Fuchs, President and CEO of MacB. “This advanced technology is a good strategic fit that builds on the role we play in our nation’s defense. In working with SCC to verify the capability and usability of its products, we recognized the benefits of this growing technology for our existing customers and our ability to bring this technology to market.”