Manufacturer of the Month: Times Microwave

Each month, Launch 3 Telecom will spotlight one of our many manufacturers.

July’s manufacturer is: Times Microwave 


Times Microwave Systems was started in 1948 as a company focused on wire and cable. Today, it has grown into one of the biggest coaxial transmission line companies in the telecom industry. With facilities in the United States and China, TMS meets the demand for coaxial transmission lines around the world. They have been experts in engineering and manufacturing to produce state-of-the-art cabling products.

One of the Time Microwave’s first major contributions was the production of closed cell low loss polyethylene foam dielectrics and low loss taped PTFE dielectric coaxial cables. As the company grew, Time Microwave expanded their RF and microwave connector design. This helped them to maintain full control of end-to-end performance in cable assemblies.

They have also developed strong relationships with the military. They have established military specifications with MIL-C-17 and MIL-T-81490. This has aided their have reputation for holding the most qualified product listings in the world. In 2003, they were chosen by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to supply Broadband Airborne Cable Assemblies to F-35 Joint Strike Fighters.

TMS has a reputation for leading the progress of next-generation transmission line products. One of their most popular systems was the LMR portfolio. This helped in higher interconnection density and improved multi-port connectors. Other contributions have consisted of the enhancing low smoke cables for shipboard applications and next generation transmission line.

As a certified ISO-9001 and ISO-14001 company, Times Microwave is unwavering in their stance to maintain high performance standards. They are proud to meet specific application needs that can have challenging performance requirements and high volume commercial applications from a few KHz to 50 GHz.

In 2009, Times Microwave became a division of Amphenol. This was a beneficial merger between the two companies as Amphenol has also made an impact designing, manufacturing, and marketing connectors, interconnect systems, and cable.

Launch 3 Telecom is a distributor of equipment manufactured by Times Microwave Systems. We have many coax cables, cable assemblies, connectors, and other equipment available for purchase. We have Amphenol equipment available for purchase as well. For more information about our products, please contact 877-878-9134 or email