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Europe Must Watch This Space

The WEU Assembly and the European Interparliamentary Space Conference joined forces to hold a colloquy on Space, Defence and European Security in Kourou (French Guiana) in association with the European Space Agency (ESA), France’s national centre for space studies, the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) and Arianespace. The event...
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RF to Light 100: Investors Predict Growth Markets

The RF to Light 100 rose 2.2% last week, YTD +12% at 2409. Nasdaq up 2.5%. Shares of Amkor climbed 26% after the semiconductor chip assembly & test company posted an unexpectedly higher 3Q profit with the help from strong demand. They also indicated a 4Q slowdown wouldn't be...
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Radiall Sells Assets to Pulse

Radiall continues to divest some of its north American interests, the most recent being the signing of an agreement for the sale of the wireless and automotive antennas assets of its Radiall Larsen Antenna Technologies (Radiall Inc.) subsidiary, located in Vancouver, Washington, to Pulse , a subsidiary of the...
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ARMMS Conference Goes International

The recent ARMMS RF & Microwave Society Conference took on an international flavor with the usual array of UK speakers being joined by others from across Europe, including Belgium and Italy, and the US. The two-day, Nera-sponsored conference, held in Newport Pagnell, UK, featured speakers from industry and academia...
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RF Industry Outlook Brightens

Strategy Analytics, the global research and consulting company, released “RF Component Industry Review: January – March 2006,” noting that financial performance reported by RF component suppliers in Q1 improved. Demand for RF components in Q1 remained strong, supported by strength in the cell phone market. Fifty-three percent of the...
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Obstacle Detection Technology Offers “Priceless” ROI

Accident statistics attract worldwide attention. In the US and Europe more than 40,000 people per year are killed in automobile accidents and countless more are injured. A new study by ABI Research reveals that available technologies, including ultrasonic, radar, lidar and camera-based safety systems can address many of the...
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Airship Sheds Wire Antennas: Paint-on Antennas Tested Without Errors

The new paint-on antenna technology was tested successfully during flights on the SA-60 Spherical Airship in the Nevada desert. Derived from a series of polymer-based dielectrics and highly conductive paint, the paint-on antennas are designed to be used to establish new high altitude communications and surveillance platforms. With no...
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Global Navigation Satellite System Receiver Shipments to Increase Seven-fold

Over 40 million Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers were shipped in 2005, but in 2011 the market will have grown to nearly 300 million shipments, according to a new study from ABI Research that tracks GNSS markets across eleven vertical industry segments. That growth will not occur evenly...
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Around The Circuit

Industry News Dr. Leo Young Dr. Leo Young died September 14, 2006, of complications from cancer. He was 80 years old. He was a pioneer in the microwave industry and served as president of both MTT-S and IEEE. He received his BS degree in physics and math in 1946...
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A Helical Resonator-based Filter with Improved Skirt Selectivity

Helical type resonators are widely used for frequencies below 0.5 GHz, mainly for mass and dimensional considerations. Replacing the more traditional TEM combline types or dielectric resonators by helical resonators significantly reduces the size and mass of the filters at the expense of the insertion loss. The rather complicated...
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