Teledyne expands in Europe, boosts expertise in custom microwave components with Labtech Microwave acquisition

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., 29 July 2010. Teledyne MEC in Rancho Cordova, Calif., which specializes in broadband metal ceramic traveling wave tubes (TWTs) for airborne and shipboard electronic warfare, radar, and communications applications, is acquiring Labtech Microwave in Presteigne, England, to expand Teledyne's presence in Europe and to bolster the company's custom high-performance microwave components for military, space, and communications applications.

Jul 29th, 2010

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., 29 July 2010. Teledyne MEC in Rancho Cordova, Calif., which specializes in broadband metal ceramic traveling wave tubes (TWTs) for airborne and shipboard electronic warfare, radar, and communications applications, is acquiring Labtech Microwave in Presteigne, England, to expand Teledyne's presence in Europe and to bolster the company's custom high-performance microwave components for military, space, and communications applications.

Labtech Microwave designs and manufactures custom microwave packaging solutions and microwave components. Teledyne MEC, which is part of Teledyne Technologies Inc. in Thousand Oaks, Calif., is acquiring Labtech Microwave as part of the company's acquisition of Intelek plc.

Labtech Microwave Packaging Group in Presteigne, England, specializes in low cost custom packaging with inexpensive organic materials for monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), multichip module (MCM) technology, and high-end printed circuit board (PCB) applications. Labtech Microwave Components Group in Milton Keynes, England, builds microwave components such as DLVAs and broadband amplifiers from 10 MHz to 40 GHz, pin switches up to 26 GHz, and active and passive microwave components.

All of Labtech's broadband amplifiers and microwave components are manufactured in a purpose built class 10,000 cleanroom containing thin film processing, automated chip and wire assembly, microwave testing and laser welding, Teledyne officials say.

"Our core competencies are focused on solutions for the defense and communication markets up to 100 GHz, and the synergy with Teledyne Cougar will enable us to offer enhanced products and services," says Adele MacLachlan, sales and marketing director at Labtech Microwave.

For more information contact Teledyne Technologies online at www.teledyne.com.

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