Microwave Products Group Announces The Acquisition Of Pole/Zero Corporation

Microwave Products Group (MPG) Announces The Acquisition Of Pole/Zero Corporation

Pole/Zero Joins Dow Key and K&L Microwave Solidifying MPG As An Industry Leader In The Complex RF Interference Mitigation Filtering and Switching Solution Market.

Ventura CA – February 28 2007 – Microwave Products Group a Dover Company announced today that it has acquired Pole/Zero Corporation (P/Z) of West Chester Ohio.  P/Z designs and manufactures a comprehensive suite of RF interference mitigation products including tunable filters Integrated Cosite Equipment low-noise amplifiers (LNA’s) and power amplifiers that solve communication problems caused by various types of RF interference.  The global proliferation of wireless RF communication is fueling an ever-increasing demand for this technology.  The U.S. military is the primary user of the Company’s product line with increasing requirements in commercial industrial and international applications.

David Wightman President of the Microwave Products Group noted “The Pole/Zero K&L and Dow Key Microwave combination will accelerate MPG’s growth.  Our customers will benefit through the additional technical depth and product diversity attained by this combination.”  Furthermore the addition of P/Z will be seamless for our customers.  The businesses will continue to provide excellent product and service in the same locations with the same leadership.”

Bob Schumacher President of Pole/Zero commented “We are very excited about joining the MPG family.  The culture is a perfect match for the business style at Pole/Zero and the synergy with K&L and Dow Key will significantly enhance the resources available to us.  Our customers can rest assured that the MPG backdrop will allow us to grow and sustain our cosite mitigation product line for many years to come. ”


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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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