Worldwide service revenue, year-on-year (YoY) for 4Q-2012 grew 2.8% to US$240.5 billion. From ABI Research’s investigations, the regional dynamic is varied. Western Europe and Africa’s mobile operator actually demonstrated a contraction in service revenue YoY of 8.2% and 6.9% respectively. Middle East, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific are still showing reasonably robust rates of growth of 7% to 11%.
TMD Technologies Ltd., an innovative leader in microwave technology, has opened a US subsidiary and appointed Mike Farley as its CEO. Based in Baltimore, MD, TMD Technologies LLC will offer a significant benefit to U.S. customers, bringing local technical support, dealing with export compliance and handling classified interchanges.
Isola Group S.a.r.l., a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards, announced that it has enhanced its Quick Turnaround (QTA) Service in the U.S. to support its customers’ Just-in-Time (JIT) inventory strategies and QTA programs.
Tektronix Inc., announced that it will enter the power analyzer instrument market and introduce a full new product line in the coming months. To facilitate this move, Tektronix has implemented a technology transfer agreement which includes power analyzer intellectual property, patents and product designs from its partner Voltech, which will exit the power analyzer segment of its business by September 30, 2013.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that all new Agilent electronic test instruments sold after this date will be covered by a “bumper-to-bumper” three-year repair warranty. The increase from one year to three years is the result of ongoing quality initiatives that, from 2002 to 2012, yielded unprecedented improvements in product reliability and earned top marks in an independent customer survey rating RF and microwave product quality.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the opening of a new calibration and repair service center for electronic test instruments in Hanoi, Vietnam. The new Agilent Advantage Services facility will offer local calibration and repair services, adding to more than 50 service locations around the world.
The New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute (OTI) has completed the first phase of construction on a next generation wireless network located in the Cass Corridor section of Detroit, Mich. OTI will use the Detroit network to test Commotion — a new, open-source wireless technology — ahead of its public release in early 2013.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that Frost & Sullivan recognized the company for significant customer-centric initiatives and leadership in Brazil’s electronic test and measurement market, presenting Agilent with the 2012 Brazilian Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Service Leadership.