Since 1947 the Maida Development Company has been a leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality components for the electronic industry. Maida currently has multiple product lines, consisting of zinc oxide varistors (MOV’s), ceramic disk capacitors, NTC thermistors, SPD’s, GDT’s, TVS Diodes, and X2Y™ EMI devices. From its founding in 1947, by Francis X. Maida, the corporate offices for Maida are located in Hampton, Virginia.
Maida products are shipped and distributed worldwide to OEMs and end-users that require exceptional service and delivery. Distribution is achieved with an international team of trained, experienced sales representatives and distributors strategically located worldwide. Maida also manages customer accounts and ships products directly to customers through its Corporate and China offices.
Products offered by Maida cover a wide range of uses and industries. Maida’s zinc oxide varistors are used in many applications that require protection against transients induced by lightning struck power lines. They also provide protection for suppression of transients caused by switching inductive loads from transformers, relays and coils. Common applications include surge protective devices (SPD’s), ground fault circuit interrupters, arc-fault circuit interrupters, power supplies, telecommunication equipment, computer and computer-related products, motor control systems, cable TV systems, portable electronics devices and AC smoke detectors, plus many special applications.
The Maida product offerings include a complete line of radial-leaded ceramic zinc oxide varistors along with a line of surface mount varistors. Maida also offers a complete line of high voltage ceramic disc capacitors, complemented by a full selection of safety capacitors. NTC thermistors used for in-rush current limiting and temperature sensing applications are also parts of the product line-up at Maida. Custom design and fabrication of components for specific customer requirements are also available from Maida.
Maida products are component-recognized in the United States as well as internationally by organizations such as UL, CSA, and VDE.
Maida products have a long heritage of proven high quality performance and reliability. They even worked their way to the moon and back during the Apollo Space Program. The Maida success story in part has resulted from a continuous dynamic program of research and development for improving both products and manufacturing processes to meet customer needs. Dedicated employees, management with a customer service attitude, sound competitive marketing, and state-of–the art products sum up the Maida story.