5 January 2023
Micross acquires RF and microwave product maker KCB Solutions
Micross Components Inc of Orlando, FL, USA (a global provider of bare die and mission-critical microelectronic components and services for high-reliability aerospace & defense, space, medical, energy and industrial applications) has acquired KCB Solutions of Shirley, MA, USA, which manufactures RF and microwave surface-mount microcircuits and hybrids. The acquisition further expands the proprietary Hi-Rel component product portfolio of Micross.
As a privately held company and portfolio investment of Artemis Capital Partners of Boston, MA, KCB Solutions has established itself as a supplier of leaded and leadless GaN/GaAs (gallium nitride/gallium arsenide) RF and microwave switches, attenuators, amplifiers, multi-chip and functional modules in both standard and custom form. KCB manufactures products for applications in the space, aerospace and strategic defense end-markets, and its design team has extensive experience serving the requirements of prime customers and system-level contractors. Products are designed to meet MIL-PRF standards, and KCB’s US-based operating facility maintains AS9100 quality certification.
“Their ‘one source–one solution’ end-to-end product and services model makes Micross a valued partner to us and our customers, who expect high-quality RF and microwave solutions,” says KCB Solutions’ president & CEO Ralph Nilsson. “This is a winning combination of product innovation and the highest level of supply chain services for our hi-rel customers,” he adds.
“We are very proud to have partnered with Ralph and the KCB team to grow the business over the past several years,” says Artemis managing partner and KCB board member Peter A. Hunter. “As part of Micross, KCB is well positioned for continued growth,” he adds.
“The acquisition of KCB Solutions will greatly expand Micross’ proprietary portfolio of high-reliability RF and microwave products, which will enhance overall product performance and reduce supply chain risk for the benefit of our customers,” says Micross’ chairman & CEO Vincent Buffa. “In addition, Micross will leverage the capabilities of its design, packaging and test services to provide our RF and microwave customers with greater value from our ‘one source–one solution’ business model that will provide them with the most advanced microelectronic solutions available.”
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