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Giga-tronics Receives Order for Microwave Components from Aircraft Manufacturer

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May 31, 2011

Giga-tronics Receives Order for Microwave Components from Aircraft Manufacturer

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Giga-tronics Inc. has received an order valued at $1.5 million for microwave components from a major aircraft manufacturer. The company said that it represents the second year of a four year contract.

Santa Rosa, California based Microsource, a subsidiary of Giga-tronics, is going to complete the order for high performance specialty filters based upon the company's fast switching YIG technology.

A publicly held company, Giga-tronics engineers and designs manufacturer of RF and microwave signal generators, power amplifiers, power meters, and USB power sensors and broadband switching matrices. The company’s test equipment is used by research and development production and calibration managers, scientists, engineers and technicians around the world to realize higher productivity and greater ease of use in many applications.

Company officials said that YIG component -- YIG oscillator and YIG filter -- drivers and multi-function YIG based components have been developed for numerous military programs and varied commercial applications.

“We are committed to supporting this ongoing program and are pleased to have our customer's continued confidence in us as a valued supplier,” said John Regazzi, CEO at Giga-tronics.

Earlier this year, the company received a $1.2 million order from the US Marines for its VXI Synthesizer, the Giga-tronics Model 5008A.

In March, Microsource received a 2010 Boeing (News - Alert) Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Microsource maintained a composite Gold performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2009, to Sept. 30, 2010.

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

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