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Micross Acquires KCB Solutions

Jan. 19, 2023
KCB Solutions produces GaN- and GaAs-based active and passive RF/microwave components such as amplifiers and switches for high-reliability aerospace and defense systems.

Micross Components, a high-reliability manufacturer of aerospace and defense systems and components, acquired RF/microwave component supplier KCB Solutions. Located in Shirley, Mass., privately held KCB is a portfolio investment of Artemis Capital Partners and developer of GaN- and GaAs-based (gallium nitride and gallium arsenide) active and passive standard and custom components, including amplifiers, attenuators, and switches (see image above).

The high-reliability (hi-rel) components meet MIL-PRF standards and are built in a U.S-based facility that maintains AS9100 quality certification.

Ralph Nilsson, President and CEO of KCB Solutions, said, “We are excited to join the Micross team and expanding the range of product offerings enabled by our combined capabilities. 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. This is a winning combination of product innovation and the highest level of supply-chain services for our hi-rel customers.”

Managing Partner of Artemis and KCB Board Member, Peter A. Hunter, added, “We are very proud to have partnered with Ralph and the KCB team to grow the business over the past several years. As part of Micross, KCB is well-positioned for continued growth.”

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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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