Preferred Design Centers

For customers lacking in-house design resources or with limited MMIC design expertise, but willing to benefit from UMS advanced processes and foundry services, UMS recommends the design services of MEC and Viper RF who are well-established design houses with a strong experience of using UMS foundry services.

Both design houses have highly skilled engineers with extensive experience in using UMS design tools and processes, as well as a proven track record of successfully delivering high-frequency, high-performance UMS-based MMICs. Outsourcing MMIC design to those UMS preferred design centers is a highly recommended option for companies seeking design expertise and cost-effectiveness, and willing to be on target immediately through the first MMIC prototyping run.

Since its inception in 2004, MEC has been dedicated to developing high-performance MMICs on UMS advanced IIIV processes. Over the years, more than 200 MMICs have been designed with UMS, mainly for space, military and telecom applications. Notably, MEC and UMS have successfully cooperated on many European strategic programs.

MEC's strengths are its ability to design very challenging high-power GaAs and GaN MMICs up to millimeter bands, its in-house thermal modeling expertise and its on-field applicative support.

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VIPER RF is a microwave and millimetre-wave product company with headquarters in the United Kingdom. The company was established in 2008 and is now a globally recognized MMIC supplier and design center.

VIPER RF custom designs GaAs & GaN MMICs for applications from 1-150GHz and has supplied MMICs into some of the most demanding commercial, defence and space markets.

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