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March 28th, 2019

Phasor's ESA Systems to be Manufactured by Surface Technology International

Phasor has engaged manufacturer Surface Technology International (STI) to to initiate the production of the company's ESA systems.

STI is a specialist Contract Electronics Manufacturer, serving world-class customers in high-reliability industries by providing a complete set of electronics design and manufacturing solutions in both printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) and full box-build manufacturing.

Headquartered in Hampshire, UK and part of the AC Industrials group, STI has decades of experience in the manufacture of complex aerospace, military and SATCOM systems. This will ensure that Phasor can successfully ramp up production as required with a partner that is located within easy reach of Phasor’s London Technology Centre. In contracting a trusted manufacturing partner, Phasor can continue to focus on its core competencies in advanced ESA technology development, product design, and market development.

Phasor’s low profile (2-inches high), low weight, solid-state electronically-steerable antenna has no moving parts, making it more reliable and resilient than mechanically steered antennas. The modular, dual-beam architecture of the Phasor ESA provides resilience and interoperability between geosynchronous high-throughput satellites (GEO HTS), and non-geosynchronous satellites (Low Earth Orbit [LEO] and Medium Earth Orbit [MEO]) satellites.

Simon Best, STI Managing Director, said the products will be manufactured in the STI Poynton facility, an industry-leading center manufacturing high-quality electronic systems and the company looks forward to seeing Phasor grow in this rapidly expanding market.

David Helfgott, the CEO at Phasor, added that STI brings vast experience to the table and consistently reaches the highest technical standards within demanding timeframes to offer a manufacturing solution with world-class technical competence. This is essential as the company moves into commercial production .