Microwave Journal

Labtech Microwave Secures Microwave PCB Orders

January 26, 2009

Labtech Microwave, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intelek plc, and one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of microwave solutions and bespoke microwave component technology, has secured the first tranche of new orders from two European-based customers with a combined initial value of £790,000.

The first major award is for complex, mixed dielectric multilayer printed circuit boards for use on a new generation Active Electronically Scanned Array radar system and the second is from a microwave radio link manufacturer for the assembly of PCB-based transmit/receive modules. The company’s two manufacturing facilities will be involved in fulfilling these orders; PCB production will take place at Presteigne, Wales and full procurement of components and assembly, including automatic chip and wire bonding at the company’s Milton Keynes, England, facility.

Ian Brodie, CEO of Intelek, said, "These significant awards, the total value of which should exceed £1.0 M in total during 2009, reinforce Labtech’s role as a leading company in the production of complex microwave PCBs, with the added value of a full assembly service. The synergy of Labtech Microwave’s wide range of capabilities now enables a turnkey manufacturing service to be offered to Europe’s leading microwave OEMs providing a firm platform for Labtech's future growth."