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The M2M market has become a fully mainstream segment of the cellular industry.
API Technologies Corp.. has completed the acquisition, through its UK-based subsidiary API Technologies (UK) Ltd., of the entire issued share capital of C-MAC Aerospace Ltd. for a total purchase price of £20.95 million (approximately $33 million).
RF Micro Devices Inc. announced it has teamed with Silicon Laboratories Inc. to deliver Sub-GHz solutions for a broad range of smart grid applications.
Murata Electronics North America Inc. and its parent company Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd., the world’s number one supplier of passive electronic components, announced that it has closed the deal to acquire RF Monolithics Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “RFM”). The cash transaction paid the holders of RFM common shares $1.78 per share.
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) launched its latest Bluetooth® low energy application software, the BLE-Stack 1.2, designed to further drive Bluetooth Smart and Smart Ready devices such as wearables.
Cree Inc. introduces a range of new 50V GaN HEMT devices enabling a significant reduction in the energy needed to power cellular networks. The world’s cellular network is estimated to consume more than 100TWh of electricity per year (approximate value of $12 Billion US Dollars) and 50-80 percent of the networks’ power is consumed by the systems’ power amplifiers and feed infrastructure.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announces its attendance and participation at electric energy storage (ees) 2012. ees, an international trade fair for batteries, energy storage and innovative production, attracts equipment providers, manufacturers and users of electrical energy storage solutions.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, introduced a family of highly efficient front-end solutions for smart water and gas metering applications. Skyworks’ front-end solutions enable significant size and cost reduction. In addition, many of Skyworks’ front-end solutions allow for plug-and-play functionality, drastically reducing the design time for new products. To date, Skyworks’ solutions are being utilized by 40 tier-one utility and smart energy providers throughout Europe.
Laird Technologies Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, announced the release of its new eTEG Series Thin Film Energy Harvesting product line.
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