Company History

Mitsubishi was founded by Yataro Iwasaki in 1870. He began by leasing three steamships, thus founding a transport company and establishing Mitsubishi with a firm base in the shipping industry. Iwasaki chose the three diamond-mark as the emblem for his company.

In 1921, when Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. began making electric motors for ocean-going vessels the Mitsubishi Electric Corporation was formed. In the 1930s Mitsubishi Electric started manufacturing and installing elevators and escalators and continued to grow. By 1960 the company had emerged as one of the most innovative electrical equipment manufacturers in Japan. Subsequently Mitsubishi Electric became a world leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing electronic and electrical equipment.

In 1978 Mitsubishi Electric Europe GmbH was established as a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in Ratingen, Germany to take over all the European sales and marketing business. In 1996 Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. was founded. It has nine divisions in the fields of Air Conditioning, Automotive, Electronic Visual Systems, Industrial Automation, Semiconductors and others.

Company Today

Today Mitsubishi Electric has bases for production, sales and other operations in over 110 locations worldwide. It is a global giant with operations in 35 countries with more than 100,000 employees. The Mitsubishi Electric Semiconductor European Business Group operates all sales and export activities for Western and Eastern Europe, Russia and South Africa. The company’s success is a result of expertise in the High Frequency, Opto and Power Semiconductors product areas. Quality and reliability are core values and we have achieved ISO 9001 certification continuously since 1995. In the field of High Frequency semiconductors we have more than 25 years of experience in GaAs technology. High power GaAs FETs are typically used as power amplifiers in radio links and satellite communication systems, while integrated GaAs circuits (GaAs HBT MMICs) are used in large volumes as amplifiers for UMTS mobile phones or WiMAX terminals. Our low noise GaAs HEMTs are used as amplifiers for satellite receivers (DBS) and automotive radar. The key applications for MOSFET modules and transistors are analogue and digital communication systems like TETRA.

Company Product Categories

• High Frequency SemiconductorsL

• Low Noise HEMTs

• High Power GaAs FETs


• MOSFET Modules and Transistors

Contact Information

Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.
Gothaer Str. 8
40880 Ratingen
Tel: +49 2102/486 0 • Fax: +49 2102/486 1120