Mason Enterprise Center Announces New International Client

Posted: February 25, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Amy Biderman

K,RF & Microwave Corporation (KRFM) has joined Mason Enterprise Center’s (MEC) Incubator America! Program. Headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, with production facilities in Taiwan, the company was established in 1998 by radio frequency engineers. Clients include Toshiba, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, and NEC.

The company’s leading product, “Powerfilter,” offers highly advanced noise reduction solutions, known as harmonics when used in the digital electronic circuits of high-speed optical communication equipment and computers. With an Arlington-based office for its U.S. operations, KRFM hopes to work with other U.S. companies, including fiber optical communications equipment, integrated circuit, large-scale integrated circuit developers, and data storage equipment manufacturers.

“We selected the Incubator America primarily because of its proximity to the Washington, D.C., area,” says Kuni Fumi Komiya, KRFM president. “The region is the epicenter for global commerce and policy formation, especially now as the United States develops new ways to combat security threats around the world. Because KRFM’s products add a layer of protection to equipment that transmits on electronic and digital circuits, we feel that our products can play an integral part in the fight against terrorism through the protection of electronic communication.”

“One of the interesting features of KRFM is that it is willing to license the sale of its state-of-the-art noise reduction technology,” says Marshall Ferrin, managing partner, Incubator America! and MEC director of international business development. “As a consequence, KRFM is actively seeking electronic hardware component suppliers to discuss distribution options.”

Incubator America!, an international business incubator, is a partnership between MEC, Arlington Economic Development, and Source Office Suites. Typical participants are foreign companies that wish to expand their business to the United States and may be unfamiliar with cultural and business paradigms in the marketplace. Participating companies enjoy office space, direct access to university and technical resources, and customized introduction to potential business partners and clients. They also receive ongoing evaluations of their business development plans and a comprehensive orientation to American business practices.

For more information, contact Marshall Ferrin at mferrin@gmu.edu or visit Incubator America’s web site.

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