LONDON Castle Microwave is to distribute in European market the range of hybrid microelectronics chips and modules made by C-MAC MicroTechnology.
Castle Microwave (Newbury, England) is one of the U.K,'s leading suppliers of microwave and optical devices and said the Ku Band PA and LNA modules from C-MAC (Woburn Green, England) designed for use in the 12GHz to 18GHz frequency range will be an important addition to its range.
C-MAC's RF and microwave devices and modules are targeted at the communications, military and aerospace and automotive markets.
The companies say the enhanced access to European-produced components, modules and sub-assemblies the partnership will enable is particularly relevant for European designers and manufacturers suffering from procurement issues due to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
ITAR restricts the availability of U.S. manufactured product to non-U.S companies. C-MAC has a long history of working directly with U.S.-based companies and competing on an equal footing aided by its MIL-PRF-38534 Class H and Class K (space) qualification.
This partnership will help secure a reliable supply chain and obtain products which are no longer readily available to many European companies.
Paul Hill, General Manager, Aerospace and Defence Electronics, C-MAC Micro Technology commented : "C-MAC has been looking for a partner to work with to expand its customer reach and move forward strategically. Castle Microwave was an obvious choice based on our similar backgrounds and shared business values."