Ferrite Microwave Technologies (FMT) has two primary business divisions, high-power microwave components and industrial microwave systems. As a Microwave Techniques company, FMT is part of the leading global high-power microwave organization which also includes the MEGA, IMS, MCi and FXR brands and operations. With our large team, a legacy dating back 40 years, and with three large production facilities in Maine and New Hampshire, Microwave Techniques is fully integrated and uniquely able to support the most complex high power microwave projects.
The high-power microwave components division is headquartered in Gorham, Maine. It provides products for several markets, in frequencies from 50 MHz to 50 GHz, handling power levels that range from 5 W to 50 MW.
The Industrial Microwave Systems division is headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire. It produces solutions for tempering, drying, cooking, and heating products across a wide range of industries. Ferrite Microwave Technologies supports its products with a team of advanced engineers and microwave technicians who continue to push the boundaries of science.
FMT is a Microwave Techniques company
Ferrite Microwave Technologies: Our History
Originally, Ferrite Microwave Technologies (FMT) sprung out of the Raytheon SMDO group. Founded in 1983, and originally focused purely on high power components, the company later absorbed various former members of Raytheon’s industrial microwave group and began manufacturing industrial microwave systems in 1993.
In 2003, Ferrite acquired the industrial microwave division of Amana. Later, in 2004, we acquired RF technologies for their broadcast components and industrial microwave processing systems. In 2020, FMT merged with Mega Industries to form Microwave Techniques. In 2021, Microwave Techniques acquired Industrial Microwave Systems (IMS) of North Carolina. IMS is a global leader in single-mode microwave systems, ideally suited for foam drying and liquid heating applications.
As a rapidly growing R&D focused business, Ferrite Microwave Technologies continues to innovate and patent new technologies in both the high power microwave device field and in the industrial realm while improving efficiencies and pioneering new applications.
The Evolution of Microwaves & FMT Involvement
Ferrite Microwave Technologies origins as a company are intimately intertwined with the development of radar technology and its associated microwave components, integrated assemblies, and industrial systems.
Our involvement in the evolution of microwaves is attributable to our legacy as Raytheon’s SMDO group.
- 1948: Raytheon develops first “Radar Range”
- 1965: Raytheon develops first “Single Mode” Dryer
- 1970: Raytheon develops first Continuous Tempering System at 25 kW
- 1972: Raytheon creates a separate industrial MW equipment operation
- 1977: Raytheon develops first MW Batch Tempering System at 25 kW
- 1981: Ferrite founders leave Raytheon SMDO operation
- 1982: Raytheon Develops first MW Cooking System at 40 kW
- 1983: FMT Components Division Founded
- 1993: FMT Systems Division Founded
- 2003: Ferrite acquires industrial microwave division of Amana (founded as a Raytheon Division)
- 2004: Ferrite acquires RF Technologies
- 2020: Ferrite Merges with Mega Industries to create Microwave Techniques, LLC
- 2021: Microwave Techniques, LLC acquires Industrial Microwave Systems (IMS) of North Carolina
As the only major manufacturer focused on both high power components as well as industrial systems, we pride ourselves on our varied personnel and skill sets. Our manufacturing staff benefit from their access to top engineering talent who, in turn, learn from the field teams installing systems in live environments. Computer modeling and live test data complement one another in much the same way our machine shop staff help designers understand what is feasible. At Ferrite Microwave Technologies, it is the combined experience and varied perspectives of our employees that enable us to provide clients with the best possible products and services.
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