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Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that its electronic test equipment will be used by NXP Semiconductors N.V. in a demonstration of its beam-forming technology for the next generation of communication and radar products at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 10-13.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced immediate availability and full design support capabilities for the Xinger®-III line of components from Anaren.
Wireless equipment vendors performed well in the fourth quarter of 2011. While finishing strong in the last quarter of every calendar year is typical for vendors in this market, Huawei exceeded expectations and overcame Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to grab second place in the market. As usual, Ericsson was the market leader, with approximately US$3.5 billion in wireless network equipment sales during 4Q2011.
To improve reliability and performance in telecommunication equipment, W. L. Gore & Associates has advanced its portfolio of products and services that enable the industry to remain connected and protected. In addition to introducing its new business unit that focuses on mobile devices, Gore is displaying new venting products, cooling filters, and testing methods to enable manufacturers and suppliers of wireless headsets, small cell devices, base stations and other telecommunication infrastructure to improve product performance for their customers.
7Layers purchased an ME7873L LTE RF Conformance Test (RFCT) system from Anritsu. 7Layers is looking to provide its customers with additional LTE testing options and meet increased demand for LTE testing.
Spectracom, a business of the Orolia Group, announced it has been awarded a contract to supply the U.S. Air Force Metrology Calibration Program (AFMETCAL) with precision timing and frequency test equipment over the next 5 years. Spectracom Frequency Calibrator/Analyzers will be used across several AFMETCAL projects to test and calibrate any device or system that relies on a precisely timed signal.
Aeroflex Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp., and University College London (UCL) announced today the official opening of the UCL-Aeroflex Wireless Communications Laboratory in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University.
Hesse & Knipps Inc., (www.hesse-knipps.com) the Americas subsidiary of Hesse & Knipps Semiconductor Equipment GmbH, has appointed Allan Camp as technical training manager.
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