MILMEGA Ltd Wins Queen’s Award for Innovation 2012
April 21, 2012 Press Release
Ryde, Isle of Wight, UK – April 21,2012
MILMEGA Ltd, the designer and manufacturer of high power RF and microwave amplifiers is proud to announce that it has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for developing amplifiers, based on a novel design methodology, using gallium nitride-based transistors, for use in Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) test equipment, which has brought the Company significant, global, commercial success.
The prestigious Queen’s Award for Innovation is awarded to businesses in the UK to recognise outstanding innovative achievements relative to their operational size. To win the Award, MILMEGA Ltd was required to demonstrate continuous innovation and development over a period of five years resulting in substantial improvement in the performance of the Company. In addition the Award is only made to organisations that can demonstrate a high level of corporate responsibility.
Pat Moore, MD said “One of our key differentiators in our target markets is daring to be different while maintaining a reputation for exceptional quality and customer service. A Queen’s Award is a benchmark aspired to by many and our customers will share the pride we feel in having been selected to receive this internationally prestigious mark of excellence “
MILMEGA Ltd is a specialist designer and manufacturer of high power, solid state broadband RF and microwave amplifiers. The Company’s 25-year history is supported by a strong reputation for the quality and technical innovation of its products.
Graeme Goodall, FD said “The Company and staff are very proud and honoured to have received this Award which recognises our sustained success in designing and manufacturing highly innovative, market leading, quality amplifier products for the EMC industry. We export over 90% of our sales and this globally recognised Award for achievement provides MILMEGA Ltd with tremendous additional credibility in our overseas markets.”
MILMEGA’s products cover frequency ranges from 80MHz to 8GHz with powers up to 1KW and are used throughout the world in EMC testing, defence, communications and high-energy physics. The innovative, modular amplifier design, which uses the latest GaN transistor technology, provides MILMEGA amplifiers with a number of advantages including, high power density, ease of maintenance and repair, superior reliability and the ability to upgrade in both power and frequency. These features make MILMEGA amplifiers particularly attractive to the replacement market as well as emerging markets in India, South America and the Far East.
Established in 1987, MILMEGA Ltd employs 30 design, manufacturing and support staff at its factory in Ryde, Isle of Wight. Following a MBO in 2004 the Company has grown significantly by investing heavily in new product design and by expanding its overseas markets most notably in the Far East.
The Company was acquired in January 2012 by Teseq Ltd, a UK subsidiary of Teseq Holding AG a large global EMC group based in Switzerland. Teseq has established MILMEGA Ltd as an amplifier competency centre on the Isle of Wight with responsibility for amplifier design and manufacture within the group.
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