GCG eNewsletter - Q3 2020

We are pleased to update you regarding recent developments at Gowanda Components Group – now home to 10 affiliate companies involved in the design and manufacture of inductors, magnetics, resistors and filters for RF, microwave and power applications. Leverage our expertise in your next project. Contact us for assistance


GCG continues to manufacture its products to meet the needs of its customers while abiding by CDC guidelines and state regulations to assure the safety and health of our employees. To access prior GCG statements about the corona virus click here.

Technical Tip

Component Design Challenges - Part 2

Electronic component designs are driven by customer requirements and preferences. Reliability and manufacturability are important aspects of design that also need to be considered. In Part 1 we utilized all those elements and evaluated trade-offs to come up with an appropriate custom autotransformer design, focusing on the electrical characteristics. Here in Part 2 we focus on the mechanical aspects of the design, comparing off-the-shelf materials with custom-designed materials. Read More

Company Developments

Agreement with TTI

TTI, Inc., a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, is now an authorized North American distributor of Gowanda’s inductors and chokes for RF, microwave and power applications. Market sectors utilizing these components include: military, aerospace, avionics, communication, medical, transportation (rail safety), and industrial (harsh environments). Read more

Management News

RCD Welcomes New President/GM

RCD Components, an affiliate of GCG, announces the hiring of Gerald Brimmer as its new President and General Manager. Jerry brings strong engineering and business skills to the position along with over 30 years in the electronics manufacturing arena. The RCD team in Manchester, New Hampshire is happy to have him on board! Read more

Other News

Gowanda Featured in Medical Design Article

Gowanda was contacted by Medical Product Outsourcing magazine to provide insight on factors, trends and challenges in the design of custom electronic components for medical product applications. The need for truly non-magnetic inductors is discussed in the resultant article along with Gowanda’s solution to that and other challenges. You can access the complete article here: Read more

DLA Website Issue

It has come to our attention that there are several errors at the US Defense Logistics Agency website, in regards to the omission of Gowanda Electronics from the QPL listing for three MIL-PRF-83446 slash numbers, specifically /36, /37 and /39. The DLA is taking steps to fix these errors at their website. Following guidance from the DLA we have posted our original DLA qualification letters in order to provide correct information for the affected series. Read more

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Trade Shows in 2020-2021

GCG had intended to feature its latest inductors, magnetics, resistors and filters at various trade shows in late 2020 but those events have been canceled or moved to 2021 due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19. Please check our Trade Shows page at the GCG website for updated information. We look forward to seeing you in person once again when it is safe to do so.

Gowanda Components Group now consists of ten affiliates. Learn more about the affiliates and their products & capabilities by going to the GCG About Us webpage or by downloading this GCG Overview (1-page pdf).

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