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RF to Light 100 - March 21, 2007

Untitled Page First Things First: In the week ending March 16, 2007, the RF to Light 100 dropped 0.1%, YTD +2% at 2500. NASDQ down 0.6%. Qualcomm (up 10%) settled some of the lawsuits with Broadcom (up 1%). In the News: Another rough week on Wall Street. New U.S....
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Nitronex Teams with Rockwell Collins

Nitronex , a developer and manufacturer of high performance RF power transistors for the commercial and broadband wireless infrastructure markets, has teamed with Rockwell Collins to further develop the GaN on Si manufacturing infrastructure for military applications. Funded by the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), the manufacturing technology program...
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Siemens Means WLAN Business in Algeria

Algérie Télécom, the largest telecommunications provider in Algeria, has awarded Siemens an order for the infrastructure that will enable it to set up Wireless Local Access Networks for business customers. The order, valued at around €7 M, includes 12,000 WLAN access points, WLAN end-user devices, together with WiMAX base...
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Aeroflex Opens ATE Facility in Shanghai

To support users in the Asia Pacific region Aeroflex has opened its Test Applications Group in Shanghai, China. This test programming and fixturing facility supports the company’s 4200 Series, 5200 Series and the 5800 Series Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) systems. It will offer full In–Circuit (ICT), Manufacturing Defects Analyzer...
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Ask Harlan, March 20, 2007

Harlan Howe has 34 years experience as a microwave design engineer and fifteen as publisher and editor of Microwave Journal ® , and is an IEEE
Published March 20, 2007 From: Luis Abril, Alcatel Alenia Space Dear Harlan, For an RF application, which SPDT is better: an absorptive one or a reflective one? Dear Luis, In general it is always better if everything in a system is matched in all conditions. However, an absorbtive switch...
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MEMS Continues its Advance into Optical Networking

Despite the continued downturn in expenditures for telecom components, 2002 was surprisingly strong for suppliers of MEMS (Micro-electro-mechanical systems)-based solutions to the optical networking market, reports In-Stat/MDR. The high tech market research firm attributes much of this to the fact that many of these devices have passed Telcordia standards,...
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