HEICO Acquires dB Control

HEICO Corporation and its Electronic Technologies Group have made major inroads into the microwave industry by acquiring most of the assets and certain liabilities of dB Control, a leading supplier of traveling-wave-tube amplifiers (TWTAs) and microwave power modules (MPMs) based on vacuum-tube technology. These high-power products are widely used in both commercial and military transmitters, including in military radars, jammers, and electronic-warfare (EW) systems. Founded in 1990 and based in Fremont, CA, dB Control employs approximately 125 people. Joseph Hajduk, dB Control's Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), will continue to head the company as CEO.

According to Laurans A. Mendelson, HEICO's Chairman and CEO, "dB Control is a unique company that offers HEICO more participation in a growing part of both US and non-US defense budgets. In the US Department of Defense Quadrennial Defense Review released two weeks ago, the Department of Defense made clear its intention to continue to rely more on high-power radar and electronic warfare systems by dramatically increasing the size of its UAV fleet and by adding to other threat-detection capabilities. We believe dB Control's strong position in these growing markets, combined with its high-technology capabilities, should provide for additional growth."

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