TRAK Microwave, a Smiths Interconnect brand, is committed to our customers' success in deploying the most advanced radar, electronic warfare systems, satellite communications, data links, public safety radio networks, and more. Our RF/Microwave component and subsystem heritage is deep, and we employ the most capable technical, operational, and management personnel in the industry. Our commitment to excellence is proven-with over fifty-five years of success in commercial communications, homeland security platforms, and military programs.
TRAK specializes in producing results for our customers in three main technology areas: time and frequency; RF/Microwave components and integrated assemblies; and high performance ferrite components and subassemblies. Our solutions are depended upon in dozens of space, military, and commercial programs.
Smiths Interconnect is a leading provider of technically differentiated electronic components, subsystems, microwave and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical applications in the commercial aviation, defense, space, medical, rail, semiconductor test, wireless telecommunications, and industrial markets.
Smiths Interconnect’s technology brands (EMC, HYPERTAC, IDI, LORCH, MILLITECH, RF LABS, TECOM and TRAK) are synonymous with exceptional performance whenever a technologically advanced, high quality solution is required to ensure reliability and safety. Our extensive product portfolio includes high reliability electrical connector and cable assemblies, solutions for antenna systems and a wide range of innovative RF and microwave solutions.
Smiths Interconnect is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 22,000 people in more than 50 countries.
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TRAK Microwave was established in Tampa, FL by Jim McCullouch of TRAK Electronics in Wilton, CT. TRAK Microwave’s first products were triode tube oscillators.
TRAK grows and builds a new 22,000 square foot facility with investment from new parent company, Westech, later known as Tech-Sym Corporation.
TRAK helps form, and later acquires a manufacturing firm, SRC, and integrates SRC as the product line development specialist team within TRAK.
New President, Rollin Sloan, assembles an industry expert engineering and management team and builds TRAK into a growing force in the defense industry―aided by an acquisition of Sperry Microwaves’ ferrite operations.
TRAK acquires Geo Space Corporation of St. Petersburg, FL and expands the facility to handle the new business created in integrated assemblies.
TRAK acquires E&M Labs of California and their products are added to the expanding line of ferrite circulators and isolators.
The microwave integrated circuit or “MIC” product line was born, and construction and expansion efforts begin again to support this burgeoning technology.
TRAK sales continue to grow, and records $7.5 million of dollars.
TRAK adds over 32,000 square feet of new production space. Separately, TRAK purchases the YIG operations of Systron Donner and opens TRAK West in Sunnyvale, CA.
A tragic fire destroys the recently built production facilities. Undaunted, TRAK constructs a state-of-the art 40,000 square foot replacement and production lines are running again within 9 months.
TRAK acquires Channel Microwave of Dundee Scotland, and establishes a footprint in Europe.
TRAK continues to grow and reports record sales of $32 million dollars and is operating from a now 120,000 square foot facility in Tampa, FL.
TRAK Europe, now a wholly owned European subsidiary of TRAK Microwave Limited, was further expanded with acquisitions of several assets of Albacom Plc.
TRAK expands with a second subsidiary, Daden-Anthony Associates of San Clemente, California, focusing on RF and microwave filters. The subsidiary was a combination of Daden-Anthony and Anthony RF Products, Inc.
In a reorganization effort, TRAK Microwave Corporation, TRAK Microwave Limited, Daden-Anthony Associates, TECOM Industries, and TRAK Ceramics is combined under one brand as TRAK Communications.
Integrated Defense Technologies (IDT), a portfolio of defense electronics companies owned by Veritas Capital Fund L.P., purchases Tech-Sym’s operations in a $182 million dollar deal.
Veritas sells TRAK to Smiths Group PLC. The company has grown to 425 employees in 3 facilities: TRAK Microwave Corporation in Tampa, FL; TECOM Industries in Thousand Oaks, CA; and TRAK Microwave Limited in Dundee, Scotland.
TRAK Microwave and TRAK Europe are split into two separate operating companies.
TRAK teams up with Millitech and Tecom to form Smiths Microwave Subsystems to service customers across the frequency spectrum.