Besser Associates’ founder Les Besser has co-authored an article with Chuck Swift titled, “Microwaves in the Land of Sun and Honey.” The article appears in the current issue of Microwave Journal magazine. The editor’s introduction reads,
“The three original US microwave geographic areas were established during WWII in locations with embedded engineering educational centers. MIT and its famous Rad Lab made Boston an incubator for a number of companies. In the Bay Area, Stanford and its nearby industrial park made the Peninsula home to a few systems companies (Sylvania, Dalmo-Victor) and a multitude of component and instrument companies. The third developed in Southern California where Cal Tech and JPL were the seeds from which a host of systems companies and, eventually, a group of component companies supporting them developed. This article reviews the microwave history of Southern and Northern California as told through two well-known participants.”
Read the full article at Microwave Journal’s website and learn more about the microwave industry’s history.