Company Overview

Dow-Key Microwave Corporation

Our Experience

Dow-Key Microwave Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of electromechanical switches for radio frequency (RF) and microwave applications. Founded in 1945, we are the oldest continuously operating RF/microwave switch manufacturer in the United States and are an operating company within Microwave Products Group (MPG), a subsidiary of Dover Corporation.

About Dover

Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through three operating segments: Engineered Systems, Fluids and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of over 24,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what’s possible. Dover is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Our Capabilities

Dow-Key Microwave specializes in the design and manufacture of customized, high-performance coaxial switches, waveguide switches, high-reliability (space) switches (including T-switches and switch blocks). As well as switching systems such as RF matrices (electromechanical, solid state, and fiber optics). We also offer system-level rack integration, programmable attenuators, and delay lines. As a result, our products are used internationally by commercial, military, and government customers in a wide range of applications, including space (launch vehicles, manned vehicles, and satellites), telecommunications, automated test equipment (ATE), avionics, ground-based satellite communications, and broadcasting.

Our Facility

We conduct all of our design, assembly, and test activity within a 36,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility. It also, includes two Class 7 clean rooms supporting our high-reliability space and military projects. We also offer a complete range of in-house RF and environmental testing capabilities, including multipaction, passive inter-modulation (PIM), vibration, thermal shock, and thermal vacuum.

Our Location

Dow-Key Microwave is located in Ventura, California 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 30 miles southeast of Santa Barbara. This facility is nestled between the Los Padres Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. This oceanfront community offers miles of beaches and a sunny Mediterranean climate averaging a year-round temperature of 74 degrees and an annual rainfall of only about 14 inches.