LOWELL, Mass., June 14, 2006 - M/A-COM, Inc. today announced that Ian Gresham, senior principal engineer at the company's Lowell, Mass. headquarters, has been awarded the 2006 Outstanding Young Engineer Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S). Gresham was given the award in recognition of his leadership in the research and development of technological advances in millimeter wave silicon and gallium arsenide-based circuits including system-on-chip applications for commercial and defense applications.

"In the four years that I have worked with Ian, he has repeatedly triumphed over a variety of technical challenges, specifically his efforts in the development and deployment of both the 77 GHz radar front-end and 24 GHz radar chip set, which are now being used in automotive radar systems and ultra-wideband telecommunications around the world," said Jean-Pierre Lanteri, vice president, Research and Development, M/A-COM. "This award is a testament to his tremendous technical abilities, combined with a very practical grasp of the realities of research and development as well as product production, as well as his voracious tenacity to persevere in the face of obstacles." M/A-COM is producing short range (24 GHz) and long range (77GHz) radar front-ends for automotive manufacturers around the world for safety and convenience applications.

The IEEE is a global technical professional society serving the public interest and members in electrical, electronics, computer information and other technologies. The annual Outstanding Young Engineer Award recognizes an exceptional young MTT-S member who has distinguished themselves through a sequence of achievements within a MTT-S field of interest, who may constitute exemplary service to the MTT-S, or both.

"It truly is an honor to be recognized at this point in my professional career by such a well-respected international organization," said Ian Gresham, senior principal engineer, M/A-COM. "I would not have been able to achieve this lofty recognition if it were not for my peers and mentors at M/A-COM, who are among some of the most skilled and hard-working engineers in the world."

Throughout his career at M/A-COM, which began in 1993, Gresham has designed oscillators for base stations, satellite communications and military applications. Additionally, he was responsible for the coordination of research and development budgets and supervision of engineering teams. In his recent role as senior principal engineer, Gresham helped develop the industry's first 77 GHz autonomous cruise control radar sensor to enter high volume production. He holds five U.S. patents with four others pending. His research papers have been published in a wide-variety of leading technical journals and he has presented at numerous industry symposiums around the world.