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The name was chosen because we wanted to show we recognized that our real mission wasn’t just providing hardware, but rather that we were solving a customer’s technical problems.
The year 1984 was a good year to start a new microwave amplifier company! We knew this because right away we noticed we had a lot of competitors who were also recent start-ups. Our first order was from a major aero-space company for a dozen each of a thin-film amplifier operating at a classified Ku-band frequency. At that point we were basically just a three person comp any, the founder, one assembler and one technician, so for us, this was quite a technical, engineering, manufacturing and administrative challenge! We had to really work to get our Q/A and manufacturing capabilities qualified by our customer while at the same time doing the engineering designs and getting all the paperwork completed for our security clearance and all the other government regulations. Not only did we successfully complete that order but we were subsequently awarded additional contracts for hundreds of more units from that same customer sometimes competing, successfully, for the business against companies that had thousands of employees.
Now in our twenty-fourth year, Microwave Solutions, Inc.® continues to have the reputation for demanding the highest standards for our products. Microwave Solutions, Inc.® upholds this reputation by maintaining strong relationships with our suppliers and a strong engineering base, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, and a professional staff dedicated to the principle that the key to satisfied customers is product quality, competitive prices and on-time delivery. Our continued success, both in terms of growing sales and number of satisfied customers, stands as validity of our approach to excellent customers’ service.
• Today, our mission remains the same: To supply the highest quality microwave components at the lowest possible prices.
Our core products are still primarily custom microwave amplifiers. But we’ve also leveraged that capability into building a large variety of related products, such as modules that have phase shifters, couplers, filters, gain control, limiting and other microwave circuit functions in addition to amplification.
Microwave Solutions, Inc.
3200 Highland Ave., Suite 300
National City, CA 91950
T: 619-474-7500 • F: 619-474-4600
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