Microwave Journal

Aeroflex Becomes One of the First Global Test Vendors Granted TD Industry Alliance Membership Status

September 28, 2011

TD Industry Alliance (TDIA) and Aeroflex Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp., announced that Aeroflex has been granted non-council membership status to TDIA.

TDIA is a trade group promoting mobile communications enterprises based on TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE, international telecommunications standards proposed by China. Aeroflex is one of the first global test and measurement (T&M) instrument vendors to become a member of TDIA. Aeroflex’s TD test solutions have been widely adopted by Chinese manufacturers.

The TDIA Counsel alliance’s resolution states that Aeroflex’s portfolio of T&M solutions for research and development (R&D) and production testing of TD infrastructure equipment, terminals (handsets and other user equipment), and integrated circuits (chips) have received wide recognition. TD standards and related industries are now being adopted for broader mobile communications development worldwide.

“Aeroflex is an important core enterprise in the node of TD test instruments. As a world-renowned communications test company, Aeroflex insists on R&D investment in TD test products. It merges its brand advantages accumulated over years of innovation, with an assiduous spirit of exploration for products aimed at R&D and promotion of TD test instruments. Aeroflex devotes itself to TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE commercialization work in the long term and makes important contributions to the overall enhancement of TD test instruments. Aeroflex deserves to become a member of the TD Industry Alliance,” said Hua Yang, Secretary-General, TD Industry Alliance.

Test systems development key to TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE deployment

Based on successful deployment, TD-SCDMA is currently moving on a fast development track. As a mainstream 4G (4th Generation) international telecommunications standard, TD-LTE has progressed significantly with active participation and joint promotion of global vendors. TD-LTE has formed a complete supply chain that covers all key nodes including infrastructure equipment, chips, terminals, and test instruments.

With over 20 countries building TD-LTE networks, the TD-LTE industry is moving toward international deployment. Development of test systems specifically for TD-SCDMA, TD-LTE, and TD-LTEA will be the key for further development of the TD industry. The TDIA resolution granting Aeroflex’s non-council membership of TDIA will help speed up development within the TD industry. The resolution was passed during the 17th council meeting of TD Industry Alliance and announced on Sept. 15, 2011.

“We are encouraged by becoming a member of TD Industry Alliance. This is a starting point for Aeroflex being more deeply involved in the development of the TD industry. China’s innovation policy has brought development opportunities for the TD industry and Aeroflex. Our broad test systems in R&D and production have advanced architectures and technologies. We provide the most comprehensive test systems for infrastructure equipment, terminals, and chips related to various standards in TDD and FDD, as well as mainstream standards,” said Fred Jiang, general manager for Greater China, Aeroflex Test Solutions.

Added Hua Yang, “Aeroflex joining the TD Industry Alliance helps drive and implement the closer exchange of upstream and downstream enterprises in the supply chain of the TD industry and carry out substantive cooperation of the TD industry in international and domestic markets. It also helps further boost the commercial performance and level of TD test instruments. This event is another important proof of the internationalization of the TD industry. Aeroflex will move forward hand in hand with other members of the TD Industry Alliance in the future, and jointly build up a bright future of large-scale successful commercialization of TD in international and domestic markets.”