New & Improved API Solutions Guide

by Jaymie Murray 30. July 2013 15:52

Hot off the presses, its API's updated Solutions Guide! This brochure has an overview of each of our solutions areas: RF / Microwave / Microelectronics, Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS), Power & Systems Solutions, Secure Systems & Information Assurance (SSIA), and Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS).

Click the image to download the pdf version of the API Solutions Guide.

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Product of the Day: Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) Capacitors

by Jaymie Murray 26. July 2013 09:49

API's Advanced Ceramics product line features Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) Capacitors, which are ideal for high energy density products found in both military and commercial markets.

  • Mil-PRF-49470 Qualified, DSCC 87106 and custom products available
  • Leaded parts safeguard against thermal and mechanical stresses
  • Capacitance values to 0.01 μF to 47 μF

Our high speed Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) capacitors, when compared to other capacitive elements, have:

  • Lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR)
  • Lower Equivalent Series Inductance (ESL)
  • Lower ripple voltage and less self heating

Learn more about API's Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) Capacitors

Meet the Team: Bill Zajac, Microwave Operations General Manager

by Jaymie Murray 23. July 2013 09:39

API Technologies is one of the largest non-Prime providers of RF & Microwave components and systems in the world.  With 11 locations in the US and UK designing, engineering, and manufacturing these products, API has become a market leader in the industry.  One of the largest RF/Microwave locations is in State College, PA, where we create innovative products for many of our 3,300 customers in a sprawling 240,000 square foot facility.  One of the people managing this vast undertaking is Bill Zajac, the State College Microwave Operations General Manager.  Bill recently spoke to Jaymie Murray, Marketing Communications Specialist, about his role and the products his location manufactures.

Jaymie Murray (JM): What is your role, how long have you worked at API, and what does your position entail?
Bill Zajac (BZ): I am the General Manager for the State College Microwave operations.  I began working at (acquired company) Spectrum Control in July 1992, and I was in several divisions before I moved to the State College, PA location in 2007. My current position entails managing the business functions which include manufacturing, sales and marketing, engineering, quality, purchasing, scheduling and facility maintenance.  I am also the Facility Security Officer (FSO) which has responsibility for government clearances and classified programs at this location.

JM: What products do you work with? 

BZ: At the State College location we work with many different RF and microwave products such as synthesizers, frequency sources, power amplifiers, mixers and antennas.

JM: Why are these products great? 

BZ: API's products are used in many different military and commercial applications.  We offer custom solutions that provide our customers with leading edge technology and keeps them coming back to API for next generation designs.

JM: Why should customers buy our RF & Microwave products?
BZ: Very simply, we offer custom solutions that outperform our competition.

JM: How do our stellar products set us apart from our competitors?

BZ: The vertical integration corporate strategy gives us an edge over our competition because we can deliver prototypes and products quickly.  We can control key materials in the supply chain, and make material changes rapidly.  We often develop new products jointly with our customers and responsiveness is critical to being successful.

Learn more about API's RF & Microwave products

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Product of the Day: Electronics Manufacturing Services

by Jaymie Murray 18. July 2013 14:54

API's Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) Division recently received two new quality certifications; the ISO 13485:2003 medical certification and AS9100 Rev C aerospace certification. These new certifications will extend API's reach in the growing medical and aerospace markets. EMS customers don't come to API looking for an off-the-shelf product, or even one that can be adapted to suit their needs.  Instead, API partners with them on joint engineering efforts, product prototypes, and design engagements in order to create a product that is tailored to their exact needs and specifications.

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Video: Build-To-Print Microelectronics For Defense, Space, and More

by Jaymie Murray 12. July 2013 09:45

In this video for RF Globalnet shot at IMS 2013, API's own Brian Bulger discusses our build-to-print microelectronics for defense and space applications.

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Product of the Day: Nuclear Event Detector (NED)

by Jaymie Murray 10. July 2013 14:38


API's RF2M group's low power Nuclear Event Detector (NED) is equipped with the latest materials and technology to mitigate the effect of nuclear weapon outputs. The NED detects a radiation event and then sets a system flag which can either remove power from the electronics to be protected or drive the system into a known and controllable state. It is readily integrated into systems to support nuclear hardening. 

The NED is a highly effective, low cost solution for protecting system electronics exposed to a nuclear event.  By detecting and enabling power-down and allowing the system to be re-powered once the event has passed, system shutdown or power supply isolation can be implemented in response to the NED in a manner that avoids potentially permanent and catastrophic failures.

Learn more or inquire about the Nuclear Event Detector

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API Technologies: Company Overview

by Jaymie Murray 3. July 2013 10:02
All about API and the wide range of solutions & products that we offer: RF/Microwave/Microelectronics, Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS), Power & Systems Solutions, Secure Systems & Information Assurance (SSIA), and Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS).

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