SAN JOSE, Calif. and SUNNYVALE, Calif. — RFMW, Ltd and Aeroflex / Metelics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp. (NYSE:ARX), today announced a distribution agreement effective June 5, 2012 covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) along with the Americas. Aeroflex / Metelics is a leading manufacturer of high performance microwave diodes and passive semiconductor devices. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized component-engineering support.

According to the agreement, RFMW will distribute Aeroflex / Metelics broad portfolio of RF and Microwave Products including high power PIN based switches, GaAs Schottky and varactor diodes, MELF diodes, PIN switch elements, silicon diodes and passive semiconductor products.

“We are very excited about our expanded relationship with RFMW, “said Tim Emery, vice president of Sales & Marketing for Aeroflex / Metelics. “RFMW’s familiarity with our targeted RF/microwave customer base enables them to recognize opportunities for Aeroflex / Metelics and provide support to our customers very early in the design process. RFMW’s component engineering and premier service will yield a time/cost savings to both Aeroflex / Metelics and to our customers.”

According to Joel Levine, president of RFMW, Ltd., “Teaming with Aeroflex / Metelics allows us to offer our customers more of the world’s best microwave diodes and passive semiconductor devices for use in commercial and military applications. Aeroflex / Metelics RF products match perfectly with RFMW’s focus on serving customers in diverse markets who require a wide range of RF/microwave components. Our immediate goal is not only to expand Aeroflex / Metelics military and commercial design in opportunities, but also to provide a high level of customer support to Aeroflex / Metelics overseas customers.”

Peter Saxby, RFMW Managing Director – Europe added “Our pan-European and Middle East sales staff of focused, RF specialists are excited to support customer design, prototype and manufacturing opportunities with Aeroflex / Metelics devices. Their products fill a niche in our line card yet untouched.”

About Aeroflex / Metelics
Aeroflex / Metelics is a designer and manufacturer of a comprehensive line of RF/Microwave semiconductor devices and components such as silicon (Si) and gallium arsenide (GaAs) diodes, germanium tunnel diodes, HBT amplifiers, resistors, inductors, capacitors, switches, and integrated devices. Products are available in wafer, chip and packaged form and fit a variety of commercial, military, and high reliability (hi-rel) communications, electronic warfare (EW) and radar applications. Additional information concerning Aeroflex / Metelics can be found on the company’s website:

About RFMW
RFMW Ltd. is a specialty electronics distribution company focused exclusively on serving customers that require RF and microwave components and semiconductors, as well as component engineering support. The company continues to expand its list of products from selective suppliers with RF/microwave expertise. RFMW deploys a highly experienced, technically skilled team to assist customers with component selection and fulfillment.

To learn more about RFMW, visit their Website at, or call us at 1.877.FOR.RFMW (367-7369), or via e-mail at

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