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Semiconductor Supply Chain Issues

Difficulty sourcing obsolete parts is routine for deployed legacy platforms that have many operational years still ahead. Today, sourcing challenges are an acute problem for many new aerospace and defense systems, that are ready to build and ship, but are on hold because of extreme semiconductor lead-times. At Monzite, our engineering and manufacturing teams have helped solve obsolete problems for aerospace and defense contractors for many years. In some cases, we recreate components nearly identical to the original, but increasingly we are ... Read more

Northrop Grumman

We want to thank the vendor qualification team at Northrop Grumman for adding Monzite to their company’s Approved Supplier List.  We look forward to working closely with @northropgrumman engineers to help develop solutions for their microelectronic systems needs.   Read more

Multi-Chip Modules are Making a Difference

Helping customers sustain old products and innovate forward with new products. Last year we saw emerging flexibility in requirements for RF/microwave control products used by several aerospace and defense customers. Systems that used to require chip and wire in hermetic packages could be transitioned to use plastic encapsulated modules with SMT components on substrate if the new designs met their performance needs. Two of our engineering services engagements illustrate this trend. In one case, a customer needed to replace multiple obsolete switch drivers ... Read more

Monzite Products Now on Digi-Key

"Everyone in our industry knows Digi-Key. It’s like Amazon for engineers," said Chuck Valley, vice president of sales at Monzite. "We are very excited to partner with Digi-Key and grow our product offerings on their platform." The Monzite "store" on Digi-Key is now open, with an initial inventory of switch drivers. See: Monzite Digi-Key store here. "We are always happy to work directly with customers and help meet their needs with an existing product or a customized solution. The advantage of partnering with ... Read more

Chuck Valley Named VP of Sales at Monzite

Chuck Valley, an experienced electrical field sales engineer with decades of success in the semiconductor and microelectronic sectors, has been appointed vice president of sales at Monzite, a division of Omni-Lite Industries Inc. Monzite builds high-performance microelectronic components and subsystems for the aerospace, defense, industrial automation, medical device and other advanced sectors. In this newly created position, Valley will oversee sales of the company’s proprietary product lines and its contract manufacturing and testing services. “Our products and services businesses have grown to the ... Read more

Supporting the Eurofighter: Electronic Warfare System

Monzite has been awarded a new contract to build high-speed switch drivers for the Eurofighter aircraft platform. The $155,000 award is for delivery of microelectronic components is used in the Eurofighter’s Electronic Warfare Self Protection System. The Monzite team is pleased to support this follow-on order for the long-standing European aerospace platform. Our engineering team continues to engage with the Eurofighter team for extending the relationship with additional projects. Read more

Making Connections with Hirose Electric

It started as a casual conversation at a trade show over the summer. We have been using Hirose connectors for years, and the company’s representative thought this 5G Switch Evaluation Board we built was a noteworthy mmWave Test application of their product. So, Monzite and Hirose decided to jointly present this info-graphic. Click on this image to enlarge or download as a PDF: Note: The switch featured here is high-speed, up to 40 GHz, SP4T built in a 12mm SMT package. Read more

Customer Voice: Tom Riha from SMAC

Tom Riha Director of Operations at SMAC "At the Electronics Manufacturing Center (SMAC-EMC) we build optical encoders for our company’s operations in California where they are integrated into our end product, electronic actuators.  For our part, we needed a supplier of chip-on-board production, with die placement, wire bonding and epoxy coating. We had a source in California, but for a number of reasons we had to seek a new supplier. We searched for a while, and found Monzite to be the company that had ... Read more

Video: New MMIC Switch Drivers plus MMIQs

Monzite introduces new switch drivers that supply higher voltage, current and switch fast. They are compatible with most standard MMICs.  Our engineers have also developed the “MMIQ” new multi function assemblies, with multiple MMICs, transmission line, bias structures, all in a single QFN package. Read more

Customer Voice: Earle Stewart at Millimeter Wave Products

Earle Stewart Business Development Manager and Applications Engineer HXI Millimeter Wave Products "I consider Monzite to be an extension of our company. At one time we did the work in-house, but it was much more practical to outsource it to Monzite. I’ve worked with Diane Gallo for more than 20 years, at several prior companies, so I have complete confidence in her ability and the capabilities of the team she has at Monzite. We’re all chip and wire. Manufacturing knowledge and experience is really hard ... Read more
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