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Molex acquires SDP Telecom


Molex Inc., Lisle IL, a leading global interconnect and cable assembly provider, announced that it and certain of its affiliates have acquired Montreal-based SDP Telecom, manufactures of RF/microwave solutions for the wireless communications industry.

“Together, Molex and SDP will broaden our RF/Microwave product capabilities and create additional value for our customers in the growing wireless infrastructure market, says Tim Ruff, senior vice-president, Molex. “This is a next step towards achieving our vision to offer total integrated solutions to the markets we serve.”

Founded in 1995, SDP brings a successful industry track record innovating RF components and subsystems. In addition to its Montreal headquarters, SDP has manufacturing facilities in China. SDP will be managed by the RF/Microwave Business Unit that is part of Molex’s Global Integrated Products Division.

Driven by the increased use of smart devices globally—and an explosion in the amount of data carried over wireless infrastructure—wireless carriers have invested significantly in upgrading infrastructure to ensure quality service. SDP solutions are used by top tier wireless infrastructure equipment makers to improve signal transmission efficiency over wireless networks.

“The acquisition provides a unique value proposition for deeper technical engagement with wireless equipment makers. Together Molex and SDP have many opportunities for growth in multiple segments of the wireless market,” adds SDP Telecom founder and COO Shyam Gupta.