M/A-COM Technology Solutions FormedLOWELL, Mass. – October 15, 2008 – Following the purchase by Cobham Defense Electronic Systems (Cobham) of M/A-COM Inc. on 26 September, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, Inc. (M/A-COM Tech) has been formed. The Company will continue to focus on commercial, industrial and government markets, specializing in RF, microwave and millimeter wave component and technology solutions that are utilized around the globe in some of the most challenging applications. These include wireless infrastructure, handsets, WLAN, WiMAX, CATV, VSAT, automotive, test and measurement, radar and government solutions and applications.
Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, M/A-COM Tech will build on some 60 years of experience to develop and manufacture active and passive products, including Si and GaAs based semiconductors from facilities in Lowell, MA and Torrance, CA. Infrastructure products will continue to be provided by the Company’s facility in Cork, Ireland and Laser Diode products in Edison, NJ.
Joe Thomas, President of M/A-COM Technology Solutions said:
“This is an exciting new chapter for M/A-COM Technology Solutions and we are committed to upholding the high standards of quality and innovation that our clients have come to expect from us. We plan to introduce new Automotive and RFID products in the coming months and aim to remain at the forefront of innovative microwave and RF technology development.”
ABOUT M/A-COM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS
In September of 2008 Cobham acquired the Aerospace & Defense and the Commercial businesses of Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems Segment d.b.a. M/A-COM, Inc. The Commercial business has been incorporated as M/A-COM Technology Solutions, Inc. (M/A-COM Tech) and provides innovative design solutions and products including:
· Si, GaAs, AlGaAs, InGaAs, InP and SiGe IC products
· Unique MMIC processes: HMIC™, GMIC™, MSAG™, iHBT™
· In-house design, fabrication, assembly and screening capabilities
· Multiple facilities for improved flexibility and local content manufacturing
· Design expertise covering the spectrum from RF through millimeter wave frequencies
· One of the broadest selection of standard and custom products in the industry
The newly incorporated company has nearly 60 years of experience as an industry leading supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave component and technology solutions and is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, AS 9100 and QS-9000.
For more information visit www.macom.com/default.asp
Cobham’s products and services have been at the heart of sophisticated military and civil systems for more than 70 years, keeping people safe, improving communications and enhancing the capability of land, sea, air and space platforms. The Company employs more than 13,500 people on five continents, with customers and partners in over 100 countries and annual revenues approaching some $3bn.
For more information visit www.cobham.com