Molex Inc., a global electronics components company, announced that it has completed the acquisition of FCT Electronics Group, based in Munich, Germany. FCT Electronics Group specializes in designing and manufacturing custom mixed-layout connectors and cable assemblies. This strategic acquisition is expected to expand the presence of Molex solutions in the global medical electronics, industrial, telecom and aerospace industries.
The NGMN Alliance officially welcomes BT, SingTel, Tele2, Turkcell, VimpelCom, Broadcom and University of Toronto, which have all recently joined NGMN. With these new partners, the NGMN Alliance membership base now comprises 22 global mobile network operators, 33 major telecom vendors and 12 international research institutions.
According to ASDReports, with surveillance taking an increasingly important role both on and off the battlefield, a new report forecasts robust spending in the global UAV market to 2023, with the market expanding from US$7.3B in 2013 to US$14.0B by 2023.
Ethertronics, a leading technology company enabling innovative antenna and RF front end system solutions to deliver the best connected experience, announced that its award-winning EtherBook 1.0™ has been integrated into a new line of ultrabooks, enabling global 3G and 4G (LTE) coverage.
Pasternack Enterprises Inc., an industry leading manufacturer and global supplier of RF and microwave components, announces Terry G. Jarnigan has been named chief executive officer and member of Pasternack’s board of directors, where he will be responsible for the company’s overall strategy and management. Jarnigan joined Pasternack in 2010 as vice president of business development and most recently held the title of president.
Raytheon Co. has been awarded a subcontract to provide contractor logistics support to the ground station elements for the U.S. Air Force's fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Raytheon continues to support the Global Hawk mission, building on its 99.8 percent ground station availability to support the warfighters.
AWT Global’s new ATC series low PIM anechoic chambers are designed for measuring antennas from 700 to 6000 MHz. Besides the high shielding coefficient of more than 90 dB, ATC series antenna test chambers generate lowest residual passive intermodulation (PIM). The combination of chamber geometry, specifically designed pyramidal electromagnetic absorbing material and innovative manufacturing techniques result in remarkable characteristics.
AWT Global has launched a new line of field strength meters with spectrum analyzer capability: The UBA 9290 Series. The battery operated, handheld analyzers are well suited for wireless field applications but are also a very useful tool in the RF laboratory.
Lockheed Martin has integrated two of the most important components onto its fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite for the U.S. Navy. Recently engineers mated the multi-beam assembly, which hosts 16 ultra-high frequency (UHF) antennas for distributed, global communications coverage. Earlier this year, the team delivered and integrated the vehicle’s communications system module. With bus and payload now together, the satellite is entering its first system check-outs before progressing to environmental test.