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Electro Rent Corp. reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended May 31, 2012.
John Dimech recently joined TRM Microwave and will serve as business development manager. Dimech has a technical background and 20+ years of experience supporting products ranging from components to multi-functional modules; test equipment to sub-assemblies and box level manufacturing and test. Dimech will focus on expanding the company’s reach into existing key accounts while cultivating new business development in support of TRM's strategic growth plan.
Anritsu Corp., a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years, announces the opening of a 100 percent India subsidiary in Bangalore. The new office brings together marketing, sales, engineering, services, and support. By co-locating all the departments, the company expects to accelerate the rate of delivery of new products and provide better and broader support to its growing customer base in India. Anritsu also plans to start a branch office operation in Noida within this fiscal year.
Although 2012 turned out to be an off year for RF power amplifiers and devices for wireless infrastructure the market still held its own. The current year should be viewed as a breathing space before both segments resume stable and moderate growth after an explosive 2011.
Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones have provided LTE-enabled handset shipments a substantial lift in 2012 – even if it has not necessarily assisted the 4G mobile operators with “each and every” LTE handset sold.
As of 28 December, HUBER+SUHNER acquired the assets of Astrolab Inc. based in Warren, New Jersey at a non-disclosed price. The deal will be financed from own resources. With its patented minibend® and microbend® cable assemblies, Astrolab is mainly active in high tech niche markets like space & defence and offers high end radio frequency solutions for industrial markets. This year Astrolab recorded net sales of around USD $20 million and a profit margin well above industry average.
San-tron Inc., a leading manufacturer of RF coaxial connectors and cable assemblies, has announced that they have hired Bob Carbonell to join their growing team as Eastern Regional Sales Manager. Bob brings over 24 years of military and RF/microwave experience to the position.
LadyBug Technologies announced the appointment of Orwill Hawkins as the company’s Vice President of Marketing. In his new position Hawkins will hold responsibility for all of LadyBug’s marketing and business development strategies worldwide.
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, announced the addition of Sal Betro as area vice president (AVP) of sales for North America.
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