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 to enjoy.
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 defence-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 Inc., a unit of Tyco Electronics, is a leading supplier of critical communications systems and equipment for public safety, utility, federal and select commercial markets. Products range from the most advanced IP-based voice and data networks to traditional wireless systems to offer customers the highest levels of reliability, interoperability, scalability and security. M/A-COM is also a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter wave solutions for the commercial wireless telecommunications, aerospace and defense industries. Headquartered in Lowell, MA, M/A-COM has offices and manufacturing facilities worldwide. Information about M/A-COM can be found on the Web at www.macom.com or www.macom-wireless.com.
About Tyco Electronics
Tyco Electronics is one of the major business units of Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC, LSE: TYI, BSX: TYC). Headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, Tyco Electronics is the world’s largest passive electronic components manufacturer; a world leader in cutting-edge wireless, active fiber optic and complete power systems technologies; and is also rapidly developing extensive networking and building technology installation services. The company has facilities located in 51 countries serving customers in the aerospace, automotive, computer, communications, consumer electronics, industrial and power industries. Tyco Electronics provides advanced technology products from over forty well-known and respected brands, including Agastat, Alcoswitch, AMP, AMP NETCONNECT, Buchanan, CII, CoEv, Critchley, Elcon, Elo TouchSystems, M/A-COM, Madison Cable, OEG, OneSource Building Technologies, Potter & Brumfield, Raychem, Schrack, Simel and TDI Batteries.