MPS History

As one of the largest recipients of DARPA technology development funding for advanced semiconductor technology development, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) has a 35 year heritage of delivering high performance, reliable microelectronics.



2010 – Northrop Grumman Space Technology reorganized as Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

2008Microelectronics Products & Services (MPS) business unit born to market commercialized versions of Northrop Grumman Space Technology processes and products

2007 – Northrop Grumman licenses Velocium MMIC product line and intellectual property to Hittite Microwave Corporation; refocuses on cutting-edge, high frequency technology

2004 – Launched first E-band MMIC chipset

2002 – Northrop Grumman acquires TRW; Velocium reorganized as Velocium Products, a business unit of Northrop Grumman Space Technology

2002 – Launched first W-band MMIC chipset

2001 – GaAs HEMT high linear PAs for 23/26/38 GHz point-to-point radios

2001 – TRW Space & Electronics launches Velocium operating unit

2001 – Launched first V-band MMIC chipset

2000 – WTP rebranded TRW Telecomm Products

1998 – GTP rebranded Wireless Telecomm Products (WTP)

1994 – High volume production of GaAs HBT Cell Phone PAs (in conjunction with RFMD)

1994 – MPO rebranded GaAs Telecomm Products (GTP)

1992 – TRW Space & Electronics MMIC Products Office (MPO) set up to compete in the broadband wireless, wideband, communications systems, automotive, and VSAT markets

1970s – Predecessors of Northrop Grumman manufacture their first high-performance, reliable microelectronics