XCOM and IMT Reach RF Relay Milestone

Dec. 19, 2007
XCOM Wireless, Inc. (XCOM) and Innovative Micro Technology (IMT), a leading microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) foundry/contract manufacturer, have reached a critical milestone in producing their RF MEMS relay product. The two companies have ...

XCOM Wireless, Inc. (XCOM) and Innovative Micro Technology (IMT), a leading microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) foundry/contract manufacturer, have reached a critical milestone in producing their RF MEMS relay product. The two companies have implemented an effective wafer manufacturing process to produce die in high volumes at low cost. XCOM and IMT have automated wafer-level testing, established critical process controls, and enhanced temperature tolerance for soldering. XCOM is now sampling single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) RF MEMS relays for size-constrained and performance-critical applications in automated-test-equipment (ATE), RF instrumentation, and military and civilian radio applications.

According to Dr. Dan Hyman, CEO of XCOM, "We are extremely pleased with the progress the team has made in process enhancements and yield. Our products are now qualified; as volumes ramp, we are confident that IMT will continue to be a great manufacturing partner with the highest levels of quality and support." IMT's CEO, Dr. John Foster, added "IMT has partnered with XCOM to overcome the many challenges of taking their design from development and prototyping to volume production. We believe Xcom's products will take a leadership position in a variety of RF applications."

IMT (www.imtmems.com)
XCOM Wireless (www.xcomwireless.net

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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