Empower RF Systems, a manufacturer of solid-state power amplifiers and amplifier-based solutions, announced the opening of a Regional Design Center located in Holbrook, NY. The establishment of the Regional Design Center expands the company’s engineering capabilities and will play a key role in product development, device evaluation, customer technical support and business development initiatives.

Robert Lauria, Engineering Director and 25-year RF industry veteran, is responsible for leading the Regional Design Center technical team. Bill Liebman manages the overall operation and is also responsible for assigned business development activities.

“The New York-based team is a valuable addition to our technical capabilities and shows the investments we are making to support our customers and expand our business,” said Efraim Bainvoll, Empower RF System’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Establishing a presence on the East Coast was geographically desirable and enables the company to partner with a number of key US-based customers and important suppliers as well as providing enhanced support to customers located in Europe and the Middle East.”