Virginia Diodes, Inc. (VDI) has announced plans to expand operations at its Charlottesville, Virginia plant. The company, which produces test and measurement equipment for millimeter-wave and terahertz (THz) applications, will invest $2.5 million into the project, creating 24 new jobs in the process. VDI currently produces the Vector Network Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer, and Signal Generator Extension Modules. According to the company, their component products include detectors, mixers, frequency multipliers and custom systems for reliable operation at frequencies between 50 GHz and 2 THz.
In a recent quote, Thomas W. Crowe, CEO and founder of VDI, said, “VDI continues to work hard to expand millimeter-wave and terahertz technology for applications like 6G communications, automotive radar, weather sensing, and radio astronomy. We have been manufacturing and packaging electronic components and creating systems from those components in Charlottesville for nearly 27 years. We are proud to invest in Central Virginia’s workforce and very excited about the assistance we receive from the Virginia Jobs Investment Program. VDI relies on highly skilled engineers and technicians to produce its leading-edge terahertz products, and Charlottesville has proven to be an ideal location to recruit and maintain excellent technical staff.”
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