dB Control Acquires Paciwave, Adds Specialized RF / Microwave Components, Integrated Microwave Subsystems to Product Line

HEICO Subsidiary Continues to Expand Market to Include Complex Electronics Applications

 

Fremont, Calif. – October 06, 2021 – dB Control, an international defense electronics manufacturer and subsidiary of HEICO Corporation (NYSE: HEI.A) (NYSE: HEI), has acquired 100% of Paciwave, Inc. for cash paid at closing. The acquisition will add specialized RF and microwave components – as well as integrated microwave subsystems – to dB Control’s existing product line for military organizations, major defense contractors and commercial OEMs. These new products will be designed and manufactured specifically for defense and complex electronics applications that require PIN diode switches, PIN attenuators, PIN limiters, switching assemblies and integrated subsystems.

“I’m pleased to have found the right home for Paciwave. Having known and worked with dB Control for years, I believe dBC will support our customers and our people very well,” said Paciwave Founder and President Parimal Kadakia.

Paciwave will operate as part of dB Control and will relocate to its 40,000 sq. ft. facility in Fremont, CA. Most of Paciwave’s team will remain with the business.

“Paciwave’s mission-critical products and reputation for excellent quality are welcome additions to HEICO and dB Control as we continue to expand our already substantial product offering. Parimal Kadakia built a very special business and we’re honored to have it as part of our company,” said dB Control President Mike England.

This is dB Control’s second acquisition in two years.

About dB Control
Established in 1990, dB Control Corp., a subsidiary of HEICO Corp., supplies mission-critical, often sole-source, products worldwide to military organizations, as well as to major defense contractors and commercial manufacturers. The company designs and manufactures reliable high-power TWT Amplifiers (TWTAs), microwave power modules (MPMs), transmitters, and high-voltage power supplies with modulators for radar, electronic countermeasures (ECM), and datalink applications. dB Control is ISO 9001:2015 certified. The company offers specialized contract manufacturing, transformer winding and testing, full vacuum encapsulation, pressure cure, conformal coating and repair depot services from its modern 40,000-square-foot facilities in Fremont, California. With the acquisition of TTT-Cubed in 2019, dB Control now offers: Instantaneous Frequency Measurement Units (IFM), Frequency Locked Oscillators (FLO), Digital Control Units (DCU), Antenna Control Units (ACU) and Integrated DCUs. More information about dB Control is available by phone or email: +1 (510) 656-2325, info@dBControl.com.

dB Control Contact: Steve Walley, dB Control, 510-656-2325
Media Contact: Vanessa Bradford, C3PR, 209-505-3690

 

 

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