News Releases


Wenzel Associates, Inc. Assists on Mars Perseverance Rover Mission
Monday, March 22, 2021

AUSTIN, TX- Wenzel Associates assisted the Mars Terminal Descent Sensor team in landed Perseverance safely on Mars on February 18, 2021. Wenzel supplied a 11.25 GHz frequency synthesizer was mounted on the landing craft and is part of the radar based altimeter. The power system, antennas and Wenzel synthesizer, in conjunction with many other teams, allowed the landing craft to hover above the Mars surface, as Perseverance was gently guided to the surfaces..

“Wenzel Associates is proud to be part of the Mars Terminal Descent Sensor team who landed Perseverance safely on Mars on February 18, 2021…”- Liz Ronchetti, Wenzel Associates

“The Mars Perseverance rover mission is part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the Red Planet. The Mars Perseverance mission addresses high-priority science goals for Mars exploration, including key questions about the potential for life on Mars. The mission takes the next step by not only seeking signs of habitable conditions on Mars in the ancient past, but also searching for signs of past microbial life itself. The Mars Perseverance rover introduces a drill that can collect core samples of the most promising rocks and soils and set them aside in a “cache” on the surface of Mars.”- NASA. “Mars Perseverance Mission Overview.” NASA, 13 Jan. 2021,


BEI Precision Announces Acquisition of Wenzel Associates, Inc.
Thursday, October 24, 2019

MAUMELLE – BEI Precision Systems & Space Company, Inc. (“BEI Precision”), a portfolio company of investment affiliates of J.F. Lehman & Company (“JFLCO”), announced today the recent acquisition of Wenzel Associates, Inc. (“Wenzel”). Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Wenzel is a leading designer and manufacturer of crystal oscillators, fixed frequency systems, integrated microwave assemblies and synthesizers for military, space and commercial markets. Since 1978, Wenzel has defined the state-of-the-art in ultra-low phase noise crystal oscillators, manufacturing products that are capable of highly reliable and precise performance in extreme environments. Wenzel is supported by its Croven Crystals division in Whitby, Ontario, which supplies precision quartz resonators with extremely low noise and low sensitivity to vibration. Wenzel is the second add-on acquisition completed by BEI Precision under JFLCO’s sponsorship. BEI Precision is a leader in high-accuracy positioning sensor technologies, providing advanced design, manufacturing and testing for reliable and resilient products and systems. BEI Precision’s core product lines, which are used primarily in mission-critical defense and space applications, include optical encoder-based and resolver-based positioning systems, scanners for situational awareness requirements and precision accelerometers. BEI Precision is headquartered in Maumelle, Arkansas with an operating subsidiary in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has a longstanding track record of technological innovation, with corporate roots dating back to 1862. Mark Mirelez, Chief Executive Officer of BEI Precision, commented, “Our partnership with Wenzel will further strengthen both organizations’ abilities to meet the unique and evolving requirements of our customers, particularly in the space and military markets.” “The Wenzel acquisition further enhances BEI Precision’s reputation as a provider of the highest-performance advanced sensing and positioning solutions for critical applications,” said Steve Brooks, Partner at JFLCO. “We are excited to welcome Wenzel and its strong engineering-focused culture to the BEI Precision platform,” added Will Hanenberg, Principal at JFLCO. KippsDeSanto & Co. served as financial advisor to BEI Precision and JFLCO, and Jones Day (lead counsel) and Baker Hostetler (international trade, government contracts and defense security compliance matters) provided legal counsel. Sperry, Mitchell & Company served as financial advisor to Wenzel while McGinnis Lockridge were Wenzel’s legal representatives for the transaction.

Wenzel Associates, Inc. Receives 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon IDS
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wenzel Associates, Inc., a world class leader in the design and manufacture of high quality ultra low phase noise crystal oscillators, synthesizers and frequency related products, was recognized for their outstanding performance as a supplier to Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) at the Supplier Excellence Conference held in Waltham, Massachusetts on June 4, 2014.

Raytheon’s IDS business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates are judged on certain criteria, including overall quality, on-time delivery and demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement.Wenzel Associates was one of 87 companies, selected from more than 2,000 suppliers, to be recognized by Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business for 4-Star honors.


Website Launch Announcement: Wenzel Associates, Inc. Launches New Website:
Thursday, May 16, 2014
We’re proud to announce the release of our new Wenzel Associates, Inc. Website! The new site was designed with a
fresh new look, user-friendly navigation and has been updated with all the latest information on all things Wenzel!


New – Golden Multiplied Crystal Oscillators (GMXO Series) Announced by Wenzel Associates, Inc.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Wenzel Associates, Inc. is now offering our “Golden” phase noise technology in the Multiplied Crystal Oscillator
(MXO) product series with output frequencies to 12 GHz. The Golden technology allows a phase noise floor
improvement of 8 to 10 dB in most cases over our already ultra-low noise offering. See the following link for more
details: MXO Series


New – Integrated Frequency Multipliers (IFM Series) Announced by Wenzel Associates, Inc.
Monday, April 01, 2013
Wenzel Associates, Inc. is now offering low noise frequency multipliers with output frequencies to 16 GHz. See the
following link for more details: IFM Series


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