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September 28, 2009
Vectron International Announces ITAR-free, Miniature Ceramic Microwave Filters

German-Designed and Manufactured Filters Offer 10x Improvement in Temperature Stability and Up To 3x Reduction in Size

Teltow, Germany - Vectron International today announced the launch of a new planar ceramic microwave filter product line to complete its portfolio of radio frequency filter solutions. Ideal applications for Vectron's new product line include defense and space applications, radar systems and point-to-point radio links. The company will debut the products at the European Microwave show in Rome, beginning on September 28, 2009, in stand #218.

With the addition of this new product line, Vectron is able to offer a "one-stop filter shop" for LC filters, discrete and monolithic crystal filters ranging from 4 to 280 MHz, SAW filters ranging from 10 MHz to 2.7 GHz and now, planar microwave filters between 1 and 35 GHz center frequency also.

Vectron's planar ceramic microwave filter products are based on proprietary ceramic substrate technology with superior properties offering high-k for small component dimensions as well as excellent temperature and aging stability. These materials enable a 10x improvement of temperature stability combined with a 2 to 3x reduction of size compared to standard Alumina ceramic based microwave filters.

"For years, customers have appreciated Vectron's high precision crystal and SAW filters enabled by our advanced frontend process technology," commented André du Hamél, Plant Manager of Vectron's Teltow facility. "With the addition of this new technology, we are now able to better support our customers' demands for small, high-performance filters in the GHz-frequency range."

Designed and manufactured at Vectron's Teltow, Germany facility, these are the first unique high-performance filters available without ITAR restrictions. The filters are fully RoHS-compliant and are resistant to radiation and ageing effects, important factors in space-related applications.

For more information on this or any other Vectron products please contact a customer service representative at +49 (0) 3328.4784.17

About Vectron International
Vectron International is a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of frequency control, sensor, and hybrid product solutions. Vectron solves complex timing, filtering and sensor challenges by delivering customized solutions that speed time to market and offer low total cost of ownership. Vectron uses the very latest techniques in both bulk acoustic wave (BAW) and surface acoustic wave (SAW) based designs from DC to microwave frequencies. Committed to the industry's highest quality service standard and complete satisfaction, Vectron International leverages its global footprint and 50 years of experience to help customers achieve competitive differentiation and improve their bottom line. Vectron International is headquartered in Hudson, NH and has operating facilities and sales offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please call 1-88-VECTRON-1