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Filtronic adds new service to portfolio


UK-based RF and microwave specialist can now offer fully moulded plastic packaging for its components

RF, microwave and mmWave technology provider, Filtronic has expanded its UK manufacturing capability to offer fully moulded plastic packaging for its components.

The company is one of handful in Europe that has the technology and knowledge to offer this service — and believes it is unique in combining its RF knowledge with a vertically integrated offering.

“Traditionally, plastic encapsulation of high reliability semiconductors has only been accessible to companies and sectors that operate with extremely high volumes, because of the costs of the tooling for just one product line,” explained Jerry Sanham, director of business development at Filtronic.

“However, because of Filtronic’s unique approach, we can now provide a flexible and economically viable service to companies running product lines for anywhere between a few thousand and a few hundred thousand parts.”

With this new assembly capability, Filtronic says it can provide smaller package solutions with lower weight and reduce costs for customers wishing to avoid long supply chains and off shore manufacturing.

Filtronic’s new equipment has been partly funded by a grant from the County Durham Growth Fund.

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