Laser History

Innovate. Collaborate. Advance. We're enhancing technologies for automotive, aerospace and defense that make us safer, support our national security and improve our quality of life. More >

HRL's GaN Transistors Available to Commercial Customers
GaN HEMT technology offers significant advantages for high-data-rate wireless links, radars and active sensors. More >


Smart People,
Groundbreaking R&D
Since our inception in 1997, we've advanced the state of the art in a number of technology areas.

Information & Systems Science
Sensors & Materials
Applied Electromagnetics
Foundry Services
Commercial MMIC Products
Machine Shop


Center for Neural and Emergent Systems (CNES)
The center is exploring new computing paradigms to create bio-inspired, intelligent machines that can interact with and learn from their environments. More >

The Cognitive Technology Threat Warning System—the world’s first “cognitive-neural” binocular threat-detection technology—could bring new advantages to the battlefield. More >

More than 900 Patents Issued!
HRL Laboratories, LLC, announced today that it has obtained its 800th and 801st patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. More >

Dedication of the Colburn Laboratory

Dr. Joe Colburn

On February 6th, 2015, HRL Laboratories dedicated one of their laboratory spaces to the memory of Dr. Joseph Colburn. His family was invited to receive this honor in his name and they were able to visit the new space, which will now influence and hopefully inspire new generations of scientists.  More >


HRL news

02/2015 - Dedication of the Colburn Laboratory More >

02/2015 - HRL makes the prestigious MIT Technology Review’s 10 Breakthrough Technologies List for the second time More >

01/2015 - 900 Patents and Growing More >

12/2014 - Unsupervised Discrimination of Patterns In Spiking Neural Networks With Excitatory and Inhibitory Synaptic Plasticity More >

11/2014 - Football Helmet Padding to be improved with materials developed at HRL Laboratories More >

11/2014 - A Brain-Inspired Chip Takes to the Sky More >

10/2014 - HRL Laboratories Announce New President and CEO More >

09/2014 - HRL Laboratories hosted the 3rd International Workshop on the Brain More >

04/2014 - HRL Laboratories announces Efficiency Improvement in High Definition Neuromorphic Video Object Recognition More >

04/2014 - HRL is named one of the key players in Neuromorphic Chip Technology by MIT Review More >

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