There's an old adage in the semiconductor industry. Those who invest and continue development in the tough times will come out stronger on the economic rebound. I believe this holds true once again.
Independent Development --- Gone are the days of on-site development requirements.
We have on-site CAD tools for simulation and schematic entry. With high-speed internet, on-site computing power, development is largely independent. Also, we can VPN in to your secure location.
Need testing? We have test equipment to validate new products.
Need prototyping? We can do basic re-work.
We are certified by the FCC with a General Radio Operator License (G.R.O.L.), with Radar Endorsement. On an as-needed basis, we can install-maintain-test-repair, critical radio infrastructure. This includes public safety fixed sites, mobile vehicles, as well as essential public vessel transportation.
For example, we have practical experience with SF Bay area Marine Passenger Ferries radio requirements as prescribed by the US Coast Guard. --- MF/HF, VHF radio communications, GPS receivers, AIS transponders, Digital Selective Calling (DSC), NMEA computer interfaces, antenna installations, and similar.
The Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) is a radio service available to government emergency management organizations at all times, for official government emergency communications. Use and support is, as-needed, on an activation basis only. Typically any communication support will be ran through the city or county Emergency Operations Center (EOC) coordinated with larger jurisdictions. References: 47 CFR 97.407 and 97.111(a)(4)
In contrast, Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES ® ) is typically supporting communication with NGO's such as the American Red Cross and others for disaster relief.
Auxiliary Communications Services (ACS) includes Amateur bands but also includes non-licensed radio operators, such as users of FRS or CB radio bands.
I am trained in basic Incident Command Structure (ICS) provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA. I am a sworn California Disaster Service Worker (DSW), with paperwork on file with the County of Santa Clara ARES® / RACES organization.
To date, the COVID-19 virus outbreak is a non-communication emergency.