Ventura, California and Austin Texas – October 14, 2002

Dow-Key Microwave, a Subsidiary of Dover Corporation, has entered into a strategic marketing and distribution alliance with Teravicta Technologies to offer Teravicta”s RF MEMS switches worldwide.

RF switches are ubiquitous building block components used in many diverse applications such as cell phones, military communications, radar systems, and automated test equipment. RF switches made using “MEMS” technology offer superior electrical performance, but in a micro-sized form factor and consuming far less power.

“The combination of Teravicta”s superior RF MEMS switch and Dow-Key”s outstanding customer support, worldwide distribution network, and broad microwave switch product line will provide our customers outstanding value,” said David Wightman, President of Dow-Key Microwave. Added Wightman, “We are pleased to be teaming with Teravicta, the leader in RF MEMS switches. The small size, low loss, long life, and low power consumption of MEMS switches provide an excellent solution for a wide range of communications, test, military, and aerospace applications.”

“Teravicta is excited about the opportunity to team with Dow-Key Microwave, one of the world”s largest suppliers of electro-mechanical RF switches,” said Robert Miracky, President of Teravicta. “Dow-Key”s unparalleled customer service and microwave expertise will help customers obtain the maximum benefit from our RF MEMS switches. Dow-Key”s commitment to purchase and resell Teravicta”s products validates our leadership position in the RF MEMS industry.”

“This distribution agreement between Teravicta and Dow-Key Microwave is a significant milestone in the commercialization of RF MEMS products,” said Marlene Bourne, senior analyst at In-Stat/MDR. “Alliances such as this are often a critical means of gaining access to key markets and customers. More importantly, however, they can be a tremendous validation of an emerging technology.

About Dow-Key Microwave
Dow-Key Microwave, a Subsidiary of Dover Corporation, is an ISO 9001 Certified designer and manufacturer of electromechanical coaxial and waveguide switches, switch matrices, integrated modular assemblies, and related passive components. For more information, call the Dow-Key Sales Department at (805) 650-0260 or visit our web site at

About Teravicta Technologies
Teravicta Technologies provides next-generation radio frequency (RF) components and module solutions based on proprietary MEMS technology. Teravicta”s RF MEMS -based products provide the ultra-low losses, broadband performance, and low-power consumption necessary for superior multi-band/mode cellular handsets, reconfigurable radios, military communications, radar systems, and automated test equipment. Teravicta”s corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in Austin, Texas. Additional information is available at

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Dow-Key Microwave Corporation, the world's largest manufacturer of electromechanical RF Switches and Switching Systems, is part of the Microwave Products Group (MPG), which is a subsidiary of Dover Corporation. We specialize in Coaxial Switches, Waveguide Switches, Space Qualified Switches, Electromechanical Switch Matrices, Solid State Switch Matrices, Fiber Optic Switch Matrices, Programmable Delay Lines and much more. Specializing in RF Matrix, Switch Matrix, and RF Switches.

As a leader in RF technology, Dow-Key offers high performance waveguide switches operating up to 70 GHz, coaxial switches operating up to 40 GHz, Hi-Rel switches such as SPDT, transfer switch, T-Switch, various waveguide switches and switching blocks, and switching systems such as SATCOM modules, RF matrices with individual switches, non-blocking crossbar, fan-in and fan-out modules, hybrid switching solution and much more (electromechanical, solid state and fiber optics), in addition to, custom switching designs and reliable solutions, as it is required in today's fast paced communication industry. Our products are used in a wide range of different markets, from commercial, military and to space, with applications in ATE, avionics, ground based, satellite communications, broadcasting, Hi-Rel, and many more. We are specialized in RF technology and custom switching needs. Dow-Key Microwave is AS9100 / ISO-9001:2008 certified and is committed to provide unparalleled customer service, competitive pricing and on-time delivery. Founded in 1945, Dow-Key is the oldest continuously operational RF Relay manufacturer in the United States.

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