For the 10th consecutive year, Mini-Circuits has received a 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award from longtime customer Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). Mini-Circuits was one of 86 companies recognized by Raytheon’s IDS business with 4-Star honors.

In 2019, Mini-Circuits supported Raytheon with 1,250 product models for production, development and prototyping — a 22 percent increase from 2018.

“Currently, Mini-Circuits supports 64 programs and 579 unique models across 14 Raytheon locations in the U.S. and U.K,” said Erik Olsen, Mini-Circuit’s marketing manager for aerospace and defense.

Olsen said Mini-Circuits’ end-of-life policy is a key value-add for global customers such as Raytheon.

“We will never voluntarily discontinue any product, even going as far as to redesign products in order to hold this promise,” Olsen said. “When Raytheon designs a Mini-Circuits product into their line, they know we will continue to build and deliver it on-time and at the highest quality.”

Raytheon’s IDS business instituted the annual supplier excellence awards to recognize suppliers providing outstanding service and partnership, exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates are judged on criteria including quality and on-time delivery.

Raytheon had planned to recognize the 2020 award winners at its annual Supplier Excellence Conference in Boston, which was cancelled to protect the health and well-being of employees, customers and business partners from possible COVID-19 infection. Raytheon is shipping the awards directly to recipients.