Well, I have to write about my old company M/A-COM who was officially taken into the Cobham family at the end of last month. The defense portion will stay with Cobham, the automotive products were sold to Autoliv and the commercial portion has now formed M/A-COM Technology Solutions within Cobham and is probably going to be sold or spun off as a separate company. The land mobile radio group will remain part of Tyco Electronics so the company was essentially split up into 4 pieces.
The M/A-COM brand (Microwave Associates in the early years) has over 55 years of experience in the microwave industry and has been a major player from the beginning. Now it will be a little difficult to keep up with all of the pieces but in the long run the defense portion should benefit from being part of the Cobham group and the commercial group should have the freedom to pursue more aggressive strategies. Only time will tell.