DECADES IN
THE MAKING...
THE IDEAL SWITCHTM
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Menlo Micro has re-invented one of the most fundamental building blocks of electronic systems – the electronic switch.
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TODAY’S SWITCHES are all Compromises

Electromechanical

today's electromechanical swithces

Big, Slow, Unreliable

Solid State

today's solid state switches

Inefficient, High Leakage, Non Linear

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MENLO’S “RULE OF 99”
The Ideal Switch delivers game-changing improvements to Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWAP-C)

Menlo's Rule of 99
EXTENDING THE
GE Legacy
Learn more about Menlo's history and how the Ideal Switch was born out of the R&D labs of General Electric.
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Enabling Next-Gen
Electronics
Explore the Ideal Switch in Use
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THE MOST IMPORTANT TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION IN
ELECTRONICS SINCE THE TRANSISTOR....THE IDEAL SWITCHTM

The World's Smallest, Fastest, Most Reliable
Mechanical Switch

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Menlo Micro has reinvented one of the most fundamental building blocks of electronic systems – the electronic switch. Our Ideal Switch platform is a game-changer for those who design electronic systems, serving multiple industries including next-generation 5G mobile networks, industrial IoT markets, battery management, home automation, electronic vehicles, and medical instrumentation. Menlo Micro’s low-loss, high-power switch only needs a few picoamps to function and operates up to 1000x faster than a typical mechanical switch.  It brings unprecedented performance improvements as compared to a PIN diode switch, reed relay or high power RF relay.

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What we're all about

The focus of Menlo’s Ideal Switch design and fabrication is on bringing extreme reductions in Size, Weight, Power, and Cost (SWAP-C) to system designers across a broad range of industries. Click here to read how something so small can make such a big difference.
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Ideal Switch Technology

Menlo’s expertise in material science and advanced packaging allows disruptive RF and Power relay products to become a reality. Learn More

Switch Products

Menlo is bringing high-performance RF MEMS and Power switching products using proprietary Ideal Switch technology to multiple end markets. Learn More

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Markets

See how Menlo's Ideal Switch technology is bringing significant system-level benefits to applications across a diverse range of industries. Learn More

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Resource Center

Explore dozens of research papers and articles covering the origins, background, and applications of Menlo's Ideal Switch technology. Learn More

REINVENTING THE ELECTRONIC SWITCH

Menlo Micro was born in the research labs of General Electric and is backed by GE Ventures, along with strategic investments from Corning, Microsemi, and Paladin Capital Group. GE invested over 12 years into its high-power MEMS switch process technology, which has now become the Ideal Switch. This game-changing process technology creates products that improve one of the most fundamental building blocks of all electronic systems – the electronic switch.
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