Industry News

Skyworks Ramping Production of Receive Downconverters

Skyworks Solutions Inc. , an innovator of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling mobile connectivity, announced that several of its single channel and diversity downconverters, including the SKY73032 and the SKY73021, have reached volume production with the industry's leading infrastructure OEMs. Skyworks' highly integrated solutions, which are...
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Nextreme Expands Manufacturing Capacity

Nextreme , a manufacturer of micro-scale thermal and power management products for the electronics industry, is relocating and expanding its North American corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility within Research Triangle Park, NC. Increasing Nextreme’s production capacity, the 14,000 square-foot, state-of-the art facility includes semiconductor grade clean rooms and an...
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Hittite Microwave and Northrop Grumman Enter Agreement

Hittite Microwave Corp. announced that it has entered into a strategic agreement with Northrop Grumman to license Northrop Grumman’s Velocium line of Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) products and related intellectual property. Under the agreement, Northrop Grumman’s Space Technology sector will license to Hittite a specified list of standard...
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Xceive and Jazz Semiconductor Team-up

Xceive Corp. , a market leader in hybrid silicon tuners with proven success in PC, television and the digital home, and Jazz Semiconductor® , a leader in Analog-intensive Mixed-signal (AIMS) foundry solutions and wholly owned subsidiary of Jazz Technologies™ Inc. announced they have collaborated to deliver Xceive’s next-generation family...
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NMDG Secures Venture Financing

To accelerate product and market development, NMDG NV , a provider of ‘next-generation characterization and analysis tools’ for the high-frequency electronics and communication market, has secured a meaningful amount of venture capital funding. In 2006, the Belgian company was able to strengthen its position through the R&D industrial project,...
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SCS Acquires Parylene Japan K.K.

Specialty Coating Systems Inc. has completed its acquisition of Parylene Japan K.K. (PJKK). PJKK, which is a joint venture between SCS and Three Bond Co. Ltd., was established in 1990 to provide world class Parylene conformal coating services and technologies in Japan. Sole ownership of PJKK enables SCS to...
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Elcoteq and Telsima Partnership Targets India

Elcoteq SE , an integrated electronics manufacturing services company with original design manufacturing capabilities in the communications technology field, has become the global manufacturing partner for Telsima, a developer of WiMAX-based broadband wireless access and DCME voice compression solutions. The company, which provides box build manufacturing for WiMAX CPEs,...
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A Direct-conversion Receiver for 5 GHz Wireless LAN with Sub-harmonic Down-conversion

This article describes a CMOS direct-conversion receiver for 5 GHz wireless LAN. Sub-harmonic mixing is used for down-conversion to minimize the DC-offset due to LO-leakage. The residual DC-offset is cancelled by a digital-to-analog converter at the ou...
Among the various kinds of wireless communication systems, wireless LAN (WLAN) is the most popular for short-range communications, due to its high data rate. For low cost and low power implementation of a WLAN terminal, a fully integrated CMOS RF transceiver is required for which a low- or zero-IF...
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