9 November 2010


M/A-COM Tech’s Santa Clara Design Center expands to new facility

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc of Lowell, MA, USA (which supplies semiconductors, components, and subassemblies for RF, microwave and millimeter-wave applications) says that its Santa Clara Design Center has moved to a new facility (near San Jose International Airport and across the street from Santa Clara University) to accommodate its expanded engineering and business functions.

The design center is focused on the design and development of monolithic pseudomorphic high-electron-mobility transistors (pHEMT) integrated solutions covering 6–50GHz for commercial and military applications. M/A-COM Tech previously announced in May that Henrik Morkner had joined it as director of engineering to lead the team in Santa Clara, and the firm says that the expansion demonstrates its commitment to collaborating with its marketing teams and customers to develop devices.

The new design center occupies about 11,600 square feet and includes a 1200 square foot engineering lab for design and test characterization of monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), surface-mount devices (SMDs) and connectorized modules. In addition to new product development, the center provides engineering design support and product line management for the Component Product Line, which covers a wide variety of catalog and custom applications.

“This move to a new facility with state-of-the-art equipment allows M/A-COM Tech to fully utilize the talented team we have assembled in Santa Clara for new product development,” says VP engineering Mike Murphy. “Under Henrik’s guidance we are able to work closely with our customers to define and develop products which meet their requirements, both from a technical and commercial approach,” he adds.

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