The Maida Development Company
Maida Development Company is a leader in the manufacture and supply of high quality
state-of-the-art components for the electronic industry. Founded in 1947 by Francis X. Maida,
Maida offers a complete range of zinc oxide varistors from 3mm to 53mm and a line of ceramic
disc capacitors. Headquarters and Engineering facilities are located in Hampton, Virginia.
Manufacturing is located in China with warehouses in Hong Kong and the United States thus allowing
Maida to offer competitive pricing and exceptional service.
Unless otherwise requested, all of Maida’s products are now supplied as RoHS- compliant components that
meet the requirements of the European Union Directive 2002/95/EC for The Restriction of the Use of Hazardous
Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment.
Maida products are distributed worldwide to end-users who require exceptional quality, service and delivery.
Distribution is achieved with an international team of trained, experienced sales representatives and distributors
strategically located worldwide. Maida products are shipped to customers in North America, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.
Component products manufactured by Maida cover a wide range of uses and industries. Maida's zinc oxide varistors
are used in many applications that require protection against high voltage transients induced on power lines
by nearby lightning strikes or suppression of transients caused by switching inductive loads from industrial
equipment, transformers, relays and coils.
Common applications include ground fault interrupters, specialty high voltage power supplies, telecommunication
equipment, computer and computer-related products, motor control systems, cable TV systems, and AC smoke detectors,
plus many special applications. Custom design and fabrication of ceramic components for specific customer
requirements are also available from Maida.
Maida varistors are safety-recognized internationally by organizations such as UL, CSA, VDE, and SEV.
Maida products have a long heritage of proven high quality performance and reliability, some of our components
traveled to the moon 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, customer driven focus, and state-of-the-art products sum up the Maida story