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NATEL EMS Begins New Relationship for Satellites

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CHATSWORTH, Calif., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NATEL EMS will use its most advanced equipment to manufacture wideband detectors and converters as part of a recently awarded contract from a Military Prime Contractor. This contract highlights NATEL EMS' outstanding capabilities in space level requirement manufacturing. NATEL EMS currently holds several aerospace and defense certifications.

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The Wideband detector is one of four modules that NATEL EMS will manufacture for use in satellites to provide additional surveillance and protection for the United States. The detectors are hermetically sealed in titanium housings with multi-channel filter network and input and output amplifier sections. The finished product is approximately 3" x 4" x 0.5".

Advanced microelectronics materials and techniques required for this contract include some low-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) substrate using the DuPont 9K7 technology, package design and production, thin film routing and .001" placement accuracy. The .001" accuracy is a challenge for most companies, and creating a replicable process would be nearly impossible because of the fragility of the material. However NATEL EMS will find a way to deliver this because of the known value of this program.

"This prime contractor selected NATEL EMS because of our ability to provide very cost competitive space level manufacturing and excellent delivery performance that is fully compliant with their production requirements," remarked NATEL EMS President/CEO Sudesh Arora.

"This contract is even more remarkable when you realize that this particular Military Prime contractor is known for not outsourcing. We're excited about the opportunity to reward their trust and further this relationship down the road," said NATEL EMS Director of Business Development, Jim Hudspeth.


NATEL EMS is a major independent manufacturer of a wide variety of electronic products, providing low to high volume production for its customers. As one of the largest and oldest privately held EMS companies in the U.S., NATEL EMS is known for solving tough engineering problems that result in high-reliability, high-quality electronics for customers in medical, defense, transportation and industrial fields. NATEL EMS is favorably positioned among mid-tier EMS manufacturers to "make amazing things happen." NATEL EMS holds and maintains industry specific certifications that include AS9100, ISO 13485, and ISO/TS 16949. Its MIL-PRF-38534 (DSCC) Class H and K certifications certify NATEL's expertise in designing and manufacturing microelectronic assemblies for space and mission-critical defense programs placing it in an elite group of defense and aerospace industry manufacturers. NATEL EMS, headquartered in Chatsworth, CA, has manufacturing locations in California, Nevada, Ohio and Mexico. To learn more, visit or on Twitter, @NATEL.

Heather Pierce, Marketing Associate
NATEL Engineering Co., Inc.
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