Ted Rappaport, founding director of NYU WIRELESS and a leading proponent of using the millimeter wave spectrum for wireless communications, discusses the FCC's recent rulemaking actions and technology developments that are paving the way to 5G.
RFMW Ltd. and Akoustis Technologies Inc. of Huntersville, N.C., have announced a distribution agreement effective July 1, 2016. Akoustis Technologies Inc. , is a manufacturer of innovative BulkONE™ bulk acoustic wave (BAW) high band RF filters for mobile wireless and general purpose RF catalog components. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized component-engineering support.
RFMW Ltd. and Ampleon announce the extension of their distribution relationship. Ampleon is the RF Power Business Unit that was recently spun-off from NXP Semiconductors. Under the agreement, RFMW will extend their franchise agreement to EMEA including Israel for the entire RF Power business activity, including sales and support of the complete line-up of Ampleon’s LDMOS and GaN RF Power products.
Resonant Inc. (RESN), a designer of filters for radio frequency, or RF, front-ends that specializes in delivering designs for difficult bands and complex requirements, announced it signed its first licensing agreement with an existing customer. This license agreement follows the development engagement that was outlined in the memorandum of understanding signed with this customer in February 2016.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced an expanded global franchise agreement with Sierra Wireless. The new agreement builds on the long-term collaboration between the two companies, as well as a mutual commitment to serve the emerging industrial IoT market. Under the terms of the agreement, Richardson RFPD will sell Sierra Wireless cellular modules and modems to its global audience.
Dynawave Cable Inc., a top developer and supplier of high-performance RF/microwave coaxial connectors, cables, and cable assemblies, has announced a new global distribution agreement with Richardson Electronics Ltd., a leading supplier of high-frequency and high-power devices and components for commercial, industrial, and military/aerospace markets and applications.
Ericsson and Huawei have agreed on extending their global patent license agreement between the two companies. The agreement includes a cross license that covers patents relating to both companies’ wireless standard-essential patents (including the GSM, UMTS and LTE cellular standards). Under the agreement, both companies are able to access and implement the other company’s standard essential patents and technologies globally.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc. (“MACOM”) announced a teaming agreement that establishes MACOM as Northrop Grumman Corp.’s exclusive teaming partner for the development and manufacture of radar arrays that use MACOM’s active antenna technology to target a wide range of defense programs and platforms.
Communications & Power Industries LLC, Beverly Microwave Division, a major supplier of microwave and millimeter wave components and subsystems, announced it has signed an agreement with C-Wave, a manufacturer’s representative located in Los Angeles, Calif.
RFMW Ltd. and Southwest Antennas of San Diego, Calif., have announced a distribution agreement effective November 30, 2015. Southwest Antennas manufactures over 600 RF and microwave antennas and accessories operating in frequencies up to 8.5 GHz, with capabilities beyond 20 GHz. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized component-engineering support.
Ericsson and Apple have agreed on a global patent license agreement between the two companies. The agreement includes a cross license that covers patents relating to both companies' standard-essential patents (including the GSM, UMTS and LTE cellular standards), and grants certain other patent rights. In addition, the agreement includes releases that resolve all pending patent-infringement litigation between the companies.