The acquisition continues Naprotek’s expansion in RF products and services

August 9, 2022

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Naprotek, LLC, a provider of high-reliability, quick-turn electronics manufacturing, reported that it completed its acquisition of MicroFab, Inc., a privately held company in Manchester, New Hampshire. The acquisition is part of Naprotek’s strategy to continue its expansion in RF products and services, the company said in a release.

Naprotek said it now offers customers an array of custom build-to-print thin film products, supported by enhanced capabilities and a wider spectrum of thin film technologies. The business and entire MicroFab team will be integrated into the East Coast operations at SemiGen Inc., a Naprotek company.

MicroFab is a provider of precision RF circuit fabrication and atomic-level micro machining services. The company, formed in 1999, provides ion beam etching, plating, dicing, micro-machining services, and thin film components. These components are used in communications, microwave, biomedical sensors, and fiber optics applications for the defense, medical, and telecom markets, according to the firm.

“The acquisition of MicroFab adds distinct manufacturing processes and products that will further complement our comprehensive product and service offering,” said Tom Filteau, president of SemiGen, Inc., in the release. “Our business has continued to grow rapidly with ever increasing technical requirements from our customers. Facing this demand, we are confident that MicroFab will immediately augment our RF Solutions capabilities and we are excited to welcome John Kelley, Wayne Stauss, and the entire MicroFab team to SemiGen.”

“Our team continues to excel across the Naprotek platform, increasing our strengths with differentiated technologies spanning from SMT to RF/microwave and advanced microelectronics,” said Daniel Everitt, president and CEO of Naprotek, in the release. “With a careful execution strategy, the integration of MicroFab into SemiGen strengthens the end-to-end RF solutions for the East Coast operations of Naprotek.”

Naprotek, a portfolio company of Edgewater Capital Partners, is an electronics technology company that specializes in high-reliability applications. The company said it is committed to delivering customer value through engineering, supply chain management, and manufacturing support. Its capabilities include quick turn printed circuit board assembly, prototyping, RF components, advanced microelectronics, system integration, and test services.

Markets served by Naprotek  include defense, space, medical, capital equipment, and select applications in testing, instrumentation, and advanced technology, the company said.

“As the fourth acquisition in support of the Naprotek strategy of building an electronics technology solutions company, we are pleased to round out SemiGen’s RF circuit capabilities to further support our customers in defense and other high-reliability markets,” said Pete Ostergard, partner at Edgewater Capital, in the release.

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