A legacy of innovative technology
Our story began over 60 years ago with an engineer who believed in microwave and millimeter wave technology. Today, Sivers IMA is a leading developer and producer of transceiver products, radar sensors and signal sources. This is our journey.
2017 Sivers IMA Holding acquare CST Global, an independent manufacturer of III-V photonic devices that provides custom, foundry services in wafer, coated bar, chip device and die on tape formats. The acquisition of CST Global is an important part of the strategic plan to establish Sivers IMA as a leading global electronics component supplier within data and telecommunications.
2016 Sivers IMA launches a fully integrated V-band transceiver RFIC. The difference between this transceiver and previous generations from Sivers IMA is that all parts are made of Silicon-Germanium. The circuit includes a complete millimeter wave transceiver (transmitter and receiver), digital control, signal source and a complete analog baseband.
2014 Sivers IMA enhances its position as a serious supplier of telecommunication and sensor products in volume, through production investments and hiring of additional experienced staff members. The first fully integrated propriety MMIC up and down converter chips are successfully tested and qualification is launched.
2013 A major telecom customer choose Sivers IMA’s V-band converter for its ground breaking V-band radio link concept. We acquire Trebax AB, a strong addition with system expertise and a long heritage of radio link development.
2012 Development of enhanced converters.
2011 Sivers IMA introduces two new Millimeter Wave Converters to the telecom market, the FC1002V, and the FC1001E, both intended to enable gigabit per second wireless data transmission. Begin development of its proprietary MMICs for millimeter wave transceivers. A grant is awarded from Vinnova in support of the first phases.
2006 Sivers IMA introduces a family of ultra wideband VCOs covering 2-20 GHz with the latest MMIC technology and a design that enables a very small unit. Is awarded a contract for development of 60 GHz converters for a US customer.
2004 Sivers IMA introduces a family of low phase noise VCO and opens a sales office in the USA.
2000 At the European Microwave week in Paris, Sivers IMA introduces tune free diplexers for radio link applications. A new R&D department is established in Gothenburg.
1998 Sivers IMA acquires Lyscom from Lysekil in Sweden. Lyscom develops and produces microwave filters diplexers and couplers and subsystems for microwave radios and satcom front ends.
1997 The demand for telecom products increases and Sivers IMA sells their high power microwave product operations to facilitate the development of active commercial wireless/telecom active products. Sivers IMA retains the Hybrid Oscillator products and launches their Ultra Wide Band Oscillators.
1990 Sivers IMA wants to approach the market as an independent supplier. Thus SI Holding AB was created for a management buy-out from Philips. Front end for level gauging (X band FMCW) is launched.
1983 Philips, Sweden acquires IMA AB and merges the two companies with a new name – Sivers IMA. The company produced magnetically tunable filters and oscillators for microwave frequencies employing YIG technology (Yttrium iron garnet). The company continues to expand the production of high quality hybrid voltage controlled oscillators (VCOs).
1975 IMA AB was founded in Stockholm and begins producing microwave components, hybrid products and high stability local oscillators for radars.
1960 Philips, Sweden acquires Sivers Lab AB. Active circuits and signal sources are added to the product lineup and a training kit for microwave education is developed.
1951 The engineer Carl von Sivers founded Sivers Lab AB and manufactured passive microwave products and slotted line VSWR detectors for professional and educational use.