ALGA Microwave

ALGA Microwave, Inc, including its facilities and factory in Quebec, Canada, was acquired by diversified and leading global wireless technology management company Baylin Technologies, in June 2018. Baylin is focused on research, design, development, manufacturing and sales of passive and active radio frequency products and services owns also satellite equipment manufacturer Advantech Wireless, Inc.

Skybrokers offers for over 10 years Alga Microwave RF equipment, new as well as used. We supported several clients with new and used BUC’s and SSPA’s, such as the 8W, 50W and the 200W SSPA/BUC for installation in Earth Station Antennas.

About Alga Microwave

Alga Microwave Inc. manufactures active and passive radio frequency (RF)/microwave components for use in satellite, radar, mobile and broadcasting communications systems, and various other RF/microwave applications. The company is specialized in research, design and manufacturing of telecommunications components. It offers high power Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPA), transmitters and transceiver systems; filters, diplexers, couplers, isolators, circulators, adaptors, combiners/dividers and waveguides; RF/microwave subsystems and subassemblies; and indoor and outdoor SSPA’s for satellite uplink applications and point-to-point microwave links.

The company also provides pulsed amplifiers for applications, such as military and commercial mobilized units, military and commercial fixed site units, stationary or mobile radio stations, stationary or mobile TV stations, emergency management organizations, municipalities, airports, oil industry, shipping and cruise lines, amusement parks, sports venues and events, peak output power, linear gain, linear gain flatness, noise figure, noise between pulses, pulse width, duty cycle, RF monitor, power consumption, and operating temperature. In addition, it offers diplexers and filters, couplers, adapters, termination products, high power waveguide combiners and output assembly, and antenna-mounted amplifiers. Further, the company provides electronics manufacturing services and serves its customers worldwide. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Dollard des Ormeaux, Canada.

Company History

Alga Microwave was established in 2003 as an engineering company within the satellite and wireless broadcast systems. Today it is still a leading supplier of Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave Solid State Power Amplifier, Pulsed Amplifier for Radar Applications, Transmitter and Transceiver products as well as RF Passive Components and systems.

The current product offering covers all major frequency standards, specifically for Active Components L, S, C, X, Ku and Ka with frequencies that range from 2.0 to 31.0 GHz and within power spectrum of 5 to 16000 watts and for Passive Components – 500 MHz to 110 GHz.

Alga is one of the few companies in the world offering products across this radio frequency and power spectrum. All of their products are designed and assembled at their research and manufacturing facility in Montreal, Canada.

On March 5th 2012 Alga Microwave, Inc. acquired the VSAT division of Mitec Telecom, Inc. The transaction was valued in total at approximately 2.8 million USD, including approximately 2.2 million USD in cash with an additional 600,000 USD forthcoming in the future primarily relating to the sale of Mitec’s machine shop facility located in Pointe Claire, Quebec in Canada.

In June 2018 Alga Microwave was acquired by diversified and leading global wireless technology management company Baylin Technologies, in a 27 million USD deal. Baylin, that is focused on research, design, development, manufacturing and sales of passive and active radio frequency products and services, also purchased Alga’s operations facilities and factory with precision machining in Quebec, Canada for an additional 6.2 million USD.

About Mitec Telecom, Inc.

Mitec Telecom, Inc. was established in 1972. The company designed and manufactured components and subsystems for the wireless telecommunications industry. The Company sold its products worldwide, primarily to leading telecom equipment manufacturers for incorporation into wireless networks used in personal voice and Internet communications. Mitec Telecom had 330 employees at its facilities in Pointe Claire (Quebec, Canada), Tinton Falls (New Jersey, USA), Copthorne (England, UK), Wang-Noi (Thailand) and Vaxjo (Sweden). Head-quartered in Quebec, Canada.

Mitec’s Satcom segment generated revenues from the design, manufacture and sale of RF components and subsystems for Satellite Earth Stations used by direct-to-home TV service providers’ VSAT networks. In October 2010, Mitec’s Board of Directors announced an initiative to separate its various business divisions with the objective of unlocking their respective value to and allow Mitec more opportunity and ability to explore alternatives to create shareholder value. They were no longer viable divisions for Mitec to continue to operate on its own.

As an established and recognized supplier in the wireless field, with a stable infrastructure and a valuable knowledge base, Mitec explored how it could position itself to benefit from the growth in various markets which demand wireless support and invest in R&D initiatives for new product lines to service these areas. During fiscal 2012, Mitec made a strategic investment in Covalon Technologies, Inc. and proposed a combination with Israel-based Optiway, Inc., which are evidence of this strategy.

In March 2012, following the sale of Mitec’s VSAT division to Alga Microwave, Inc. the Company had reclassified the VSAT business and its remaining assets as a discontinued operation and exited the telecom and satellite communications area in late 2012. After the sale it changed names into Mitec Technologies, Inc.

As at April 30, 2012, the Corporation had a total of 7 employees worldwide, including 1 employed in management and administration, 4 employed in R&D, 1 employed in manufacturing, production, engineering and testing, and 1 employed in sales and marketing.

On July 31st, 2012 the corporation had terminated all employment agreements. The business is continuing through the use of certain non-employment contract agreements with three individuals, two of who are members of the board of directors, and through the use of outsourcing for required production and warranty support activity.

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