COM DEV International Ltd.
COM DEV International Ltd. is a global designer and manufacturer of space hardware. It designs and manufactures advanced instruments and microwave products for space satellites such as multiplexers, filters, switches, surface acoustic wave devices, signal processors, satellite payloads, and micro-satellite spacecraft. The products are sold to substantially all of the satellite prime contractors and many government space agencies for use in commercial communications, military/defense communications and space science satellites. The company is also the provider of space-based maritime tracking data from its own satellites through its jointly owned subsidiary, Exactearth Ltd. It has two business segments, The Equipment Segment and the Data Services Segment. Each segment offers different products and services and requires different technology and marketing. The Equipment segment is a global designer and manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, with facilities in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Equipment segment designs and manufactures advanced products and subsystems that are sold to the major satellite prime contractors for use in communications, space science, remote sensing and military markets. The Data Services segment is actively commercializing a new maritime tracking service known as Satellite Automatic Identification System, or S-AIS. The Data Services segment offers data services to customers worldwide. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Canada.