Menlo Micro Announces $150 Million in Series C Funding

Introducing the next generation of electrification.

Over 40 years of innovation and unprecedented collaboration among industry pioneers have finally achieved the Holy Grail of electronics.
THE IDEAL SWITCH HAS MASSIVE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE WORLD OF ELECTRONICS
Increased energy efficiency
There are over 1 billion ceiling fans worldwide. Using the efficient Ideal Switch in fan controllers would save enough energy to take 17 coal-fired plants off the grid.
Increased reliability
Thanks to a 1000x increase in reliability from conventional relays, replacing all switches in the control of industrial processes and equipment can save over $7 trillion in operating costs by 2050.
Smarter controls
There are over 20 billion outlets and switches in US buildings alone. The Ideal Switch will make all of them smarter, smaller, safer and connected. Homes and offices will become more convenient and efficient.
Clearer calls, faster downloads
Switches control the quality of RF signals as well as the amount of power available to the antenna. The Ideal Switch’s linearity is an improvement of 100x to 10,000x and can handle 1,000s of watts.
The Ideal Switch has the power to create a more energy efficient and sustainable world by eliminating 20% of global emissions and $37 billion in electricity savings by 2050.
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The “Rule of 99”

We measure the Ideal Switch’s massive improvements in magnitudes of 99.
Size & Weight
Power
Speed
Reliability
Linearity
Size & Weight
Power
Speed
Reliability
Linearity
Size & Weight
EMR
59 cm³
102 g

0.06 cm³
<10 g
Solid-State Relay
225 cm³
320 g

0.4 cm³
<10 g
>99% Smaller and lighter
As products get smaller and lighter, there is more room for bigger batteries and components that add functionality.
EMR
Power to actuate
>500mW

Power to actuate <1mW
PIN Diode SP4T
Power consumption
500mW

Power consumption <1mW
>99% More efficient
Large devices are less expensive to operate. Small, mobile devices gain from extended battery life.
EMR
Switching speed
10ms

Switching speed <10µs
Power EMR
Switching speed
10ms

Switching speed <10µs
>999x Faster
Test and measure more products in less time. Circuit breakers protect assets quicker, preventing damage. Simplify and downsize larger protection systems.
EMR
# of operations
<3M

# of operations
>3B
>999x Longer lasting
Provides superior shock, vibration, and temperature performance. Replacement costs are lower. And there is less downtime for maintenance.
PIN Diode SP4T
Linearity / IIP3
60 dBm

Linearity / IIP3
>85 dBm
9,999x More linear
Increases data rate and bandwidth with fewer failed connections. All with lower power requirements.
Read our latest whitepaper:<br/><strong>The Quest for the Ideal Switch</strong>
Read our latest whitepaper:
The Quest for the Ideal Switch
Order your Ideal Switch today. We have sales teams around the world.
Take a detailed look at the Ideal Switch architecture.