TriQuint Semiconductor Inc., a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, announced that it has acquired CAP Wireless (Newbury Park, CA) and its patented Spatium™ RF power combining technology that replaces traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs) in communications and defense systems. TriQuint estimates that the TWTA market opportunity will be about $600 million by 2015.
Norsat International Inc., a leading provider of innovative communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio and video for challenging applications and environments, announced that it has closed a definitive agreement to acquire certain business assets and assume certain liabilities of a U.S.-based satellite communication systems company. Norsat will pay US$530,170 and will finance the transaction with cash from operations.
Tektronix Inc. announced that lab testing has shown that its next generation performance oscilloscopes - due for availability in 2014 - will deliver real-time bandwidth of 70 GHz, with significant upside potential. The new oscilloscope platform will deliver the performance and signal fidelity needed for applications such as 400 Gbps and 1 Tbps optical communications and fourth generation serial data communications.
Carlisle Companies Inc. announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire the Thermax–Raydex business, a leading global supplier of high-performance hook-up, data and coaxial wire and cable for mission-critical applications for commercial aerospace, defense and industrial customers.
National Instruments (NI) announces the acquisition of NMDG, a company with more than 20 years of experience and technology in high-frequency stimulus-response and large-scale network analysis measurements, effective October 15, 2012.
Teledyne Technologies Inc. and LeCroy Corp. jointly announced the successful completion of the acquisition of LeCroy. At a special meeting of stockholders held August 2, 2012, LeCroy stockholders approved and adopted the Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement"), dated as of May 28, 2012, by and among LeCroy, Teledyne and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Teledyne.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that AT4 Wireless Test Systems’ business assets are now part of Agilent. The two companies had announced an acquisition agreement on July 16. Financial details were not disclosed.
Gaas Labs LLC, a private investment fund targeting the communications semiconductor market led by industry veteran John Ocampo, announced that it has acquired privately-held Nitronex Corp., an innovative leader in the design and manufacture of gallium nitride (GaN) based RF solutions for high performance applications in the defense, communications, cable TV, and industrial & scientific markets.
Mercury Computer Systems Inc. (www.mc.com), a trusted provider of commercially developed application-ready ISR and EW subsystems for defense prime contractors, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Micronetics Inc. (www.micronetics.com), a leading designer and manufacturer of microwave and radio frequency (RF) subsystems and components for defense and commercial customers.
DragonWave Inc. announced that it has implemented several structural adjustments to reflect DragonWave’s global integration plan for the recently-completed acquisition of Nokia Siemens Networks’ microwave transport business.