Long recognized as a pioneer in microwave and radio frequency (RF) technology,
M/A-COM has established itself as an industry leading developer and high-volume
manufacturer of RF, microwave and millimeter wave semiconductors, components and
technologies. Holding hundreds of patents in the field, M/A-COM has become known
as expert technology innovators and integrators. Some of the major markets M/A-COM
currently serves are wireless telecommunications, broadband, aerospace & defense,
automotive and Land Mobile Radio.
M/A-COM also has full vertical integration capability. Truly unique
to the industry, M/A-COM is able to produce and process semiconductor materials,
to design and manufacture devices, combine these devices into single- and multi-function
components, to manufacture integrated subassemblies using these components and devices
and then to combine the integrated subassemblies into complete systems driven by
in-house developed software. Thus, M/A-COM can offer customers low-cost, high-volume
solutions tailored to their needs at any step of the process. M/A-COM also maintains
greater control of each step of the manufacturing process required to produce reliable
and repeatable products. Most of all, M/A-COM's vertical integration capability
gives customers the confidence that M/A-COM understands all steps of the production
process, how to control them and how to anticipate problems.
As innovators, M/A-COM has taken their wireless expertise and broadened it to
include new markets for the company, and with great success. For instance, M/A-COM
develops, manufactures and supplies technologically advanced two-way land mobile
radio products, networks and services to the public safety, utility, industrial,
business and government markets. M/A-COM is a pioneer in the development of IP-based
(Internet protocol) networks for private radio applications. They are the suppliers
of such industry leading brands as EDACS(r), OpenSky(r) and ProVoice(tm), NetworkFirst,
and have network installations in facilities, states, counties and municipalities
across the United States and in various locations throughout the world.
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Microwave Associates began life in the summer of 1950 in a small rented space
in Boston, Massachusetts by providing magnetrons to the U.S. Army Signal Corps.
In the years to follow, the company firmly established itself as a technological
powerhouse by continued significant investment in research and development (R&D).
This commitment to R&D is a tenet that still stands with the company today.
The proof, of course, is in the industry-leading reputation that M/A-COM continues
In 1978 Microwave Associates legally changed its name to M/A-COM, Inc.
to reflect its involvement in the growing communications market. Today, M/A-COM
continues to expand into new areas. Still a major player in aerospace and defense-related
industries, M/A-COM also has brought their expertise to the wireless telecommunications,
automotive and private land-mobile radio markets.
Today, M/A-COM is part of the growing family of Tyco International companies,
and is a unit of Tyco Electronics, the largest business unit of Tyco International.
M/A-COM has manufacturing facilities, design centers and sales offices throughout
the globe. And as always, M/A-COM is pushing technical boundaries and establishing
new ground in the markets that we serve.
For more information:
M/A-COM - Corporate Headquarters
1011 Pawtucket Blvd.
Lowell, MA 01853
Americas Phone: 1-800-366-2266
Europe/Middle East/Africa Phone: 44 (1908)
Asia/Pacific Phone: 81.44.844.8296
Additional information can be found at www.macom.com