Nine technology brands that sell microwave connectors, components, and subsystems, will be replaced with a single brand, Smiths Interconnect. The individual brands had previously been owned by Smiths Interconnect.

Announced on Monday, the new structure will combine EMC Technology, Hypertac, IDI, Lorch, Millitech, RF Labs, Sabritec, TECOM, and TRAK into a single brand. The firms sell products that connect, protect, and control applications in the commercial aviation, defense, space, medical, test equipment, wireless communications, and industrial markets.

“Over time, interactions among our brands have increased across many of our markets,” said Roland Carter, Smiths Interconnect's president, in a statement. He added that the restructuring will enable the company to offer more comprehensive solutions and improve how it responds to customer demands.

Other brands owned by Smiths Interconnect will stay separate. Its microwave telecommunications brands, which include Kaelus, PolyPhaser, Radiowaves and Transtector, fall into that category. Its microwave subsystems business will operate independently to preserve United States defense contracts.