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MACOM Overview
Lowell, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
M/A-Com doesn't sing, but its radio-frequency and microwave semiconductors and modules are music to the ears of manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, military, and telecommunications industries. M/A-Com offers a broad mix of discrete and integrated devices ... Read more

MACOM – Why Work For Us?


Who We Are

MACOM enables a better-connected and safer world by delivering breakthrough semiconductor technologies for optical, wireless and satellite networks that satisfy society’s insatiable demand for information.

Today, MACOM powers the infrastructure that millions of lives and livelihoods depend on every minute to communicate, transact business, travel, stay informed and be entertained.  Our technology increases the speed and coverage of the mobile Internet and enables fiber optic networks to carry previously unimaginable volumes of traffic to businesses, homes and datacenters. 

Keeping us all safe, MACOM technology enables next-generation radars for air traffic control and weather forecasting, as well as mission success on the modern networked battlefield.

MACOM is the partner of choice to the world’s leading communications infrastructure, aerospace and defense companies, helping solve their most complex challenges in areas including network capacity, signal coverage, energy efficiency and field reliability, through its best-in-class team and broad portfolio of analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products.

MACOM is a pillar of the semiconductor industry, thriving for more than 60 years of daring to change the world for the better, through bold technological strokes that deliver true competitive advantage to customers and superior value to investors.

Leading the Way

With a 60-plus year history of leadership, MACOM is a global provider of high performance analog semiconductor solutions with yearly revenue of over $300 million. Recognized for our broad catalog portfolio of technologies and products, MACOM serves diverse markets, including high speed optical, satellite, radar, wired & wireless networks, CATV, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. A pillar of the semiconductor industry, we thrive on more than 60 years of solving our customers' most complex problems, serving as a true partner for applications ranging from RF to Light. Millions of people use MACOM’s products every day without even knowing it; our components can be found everywhere from cell phones to televisions, and from hand-held or vehicle- mounted radios for the military.

People Power

MACOM employs over 1,200 people worldwide, and many of them play a direct role in designing, manufacturing, and marketing products for customers in industries ranging from automotive, aerospace and defense to Networks.  The MACOM team manufactures nearly 3,000 precision-engineered products across 40 different product lines.



As a global company, MACOM reaches a wide variety of markets and serves customers across the globe.  To deliver a competitive advantage to our customers, the company embraces and cultivates the richness that diversity brings to MACOM.  Different perspectives, backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles and experiences, allow employees to thrive and create breakthrough solutions and develop innovative products.  MACOM welcomes, values, and respects each individual’s differences and contributions as a way to provide opportunities for everyone to contribute to their fullest potential.

Developmental Programs

MACOM offers professional development courses in a variety of different disciplines including management, sales, and engineering.  The goal is to ensure that our employees are empowered with the knowledge and competencies they need to perform on the job.  

Within our technical community, the developmental program includes two career paths.  The first is the management career path.  This may include titles such as Engineering Manager, Engineering Director or VP Engineering.  The second career path option is the individual contributor path. These titles may include Senior Engineer, Principal Engineer, or Distinguished Fellow.

Strive for innovation

As a company, MACOM is committed to continual improvement, and as such it is constantly seeking new ways to drive innovation.  For that reason, MACOM invests more than 12% percent of the company’s sales revenue on research, development and engineering annually—in 2013 alone our investment was nearly $40 million. These efforts are supported by over 220 engineers and 4 global design centers, working closely with customers to develop applications—specific, highly engineered products and systems to satisfy customers’ needs. MACOM’s innovation, early design involvement and materials expertise give customers a competitive advantage by delivering new functionality, and by helping them to bring better performance to existing products, deliver new products to market faster, and realize greater efficiencies in their manufacturing processes.

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at MACOM (Ithaca, NY) in August 2016.


    Phone interview for screening, followed by online presentation and finally on site interview with the engineering team. Interview with individual team members and managers during on site. Had lunch with the whole team.

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