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Farran is celebrating 48 years in the Millimeter Wave Business


May is when Farran celebrates 48 years in business. In a high-tech industry such as Millimeter Wave, where reputation based on building strong customer relationships means everything to your success, we couldn’t be prouder to be celebrating 48 years of serving the Millimeter Wave market with ground breaking solutions.


In 1975, Farran Research Associates was founded by Gerry Wrixon, Liam Kelly and Sverre Lidtholn, three professors in microwave/mm-wave from University College Cork (UCC), with the focus on manufacturing Schottky Diodes. In 1980, another company named Millimeter Wave Technology was founded by the same professors, with the purpose of primarily manufacturing detectors/mixer products and therefore creating more value and better solutions for the end user.


In 1983 the two companies merged and became Farran Technology Ltd., and we started to produce first THz products, and the first sub systems for satellites applications. Throughout these years, Farran has dedicated itself to providing more value and best and most innovative millimeter-wave solutions in the industry. Our standard and bespoke systems and subsystems are used in Test & Measurement, Radar & Imaging, Communications, Research & Development and Aerospace industries internationally.


We are privileged to include the world’s leading companies and best-known brands as part of the Farran customer family. A premium place focused on openness and accessibility, and you can speak directly with our Chief Technology Officer, Product Designer, or Head Engineer at any time. We thrive on solving complex challenges with leading-edge solutions that work the first time, every time.


Whether your company operates in Intelligent Threat Detection, Intelligent Transportation Systems, or in the Test & Measurement sector, Farran can support you with a wide range of products spanning from 20 GHz to 500 GHz. If your organization is engaged in R&D and bringing new technologies to market, Farran can create solutions from “Proof Of Concept” initial designs, all the way through to High Volume/Low Cost manufacturing solutions, that are perfectly tailored to meet your exact needs. Over the years we have become a trusted innovation partner to billion-dollar companies, system integrators, and research organizations worldwide.



Our extensive experience, ingenuity, and state-of-the-art facility ensures that Farran will remain at the forefront of millimeter wave solutions.


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