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Crane Co., a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products,announced that Eric C. Fast, chief executive officer, will retire from Crane Co. in January 2014. Fast joined Crane in 1999 as president and chief operating officer and was promoted to chief executive officer in January 2001. He will be succeeded by Max H. Mitchell, currently president and chief operating officer.
In many parts of the world, smartphone shipments account for a larger percentage of mobile handset shipments than feature phones and low-cost handsets. Yet within the smartphone class of devices, segmentation is increasing to three price tiers (low, mid, and high). Shipments of sub-US$250 low-cost smartphones will grow from 259 million in 2013 to 788 million in 2018, according to recent Market Data from market intelligence firm ABI Research.
CommScope has stripped the complexity out of integrating a distributed antenna system (DAS) into a macro wireless network by upgrading its ION® platform into a simple to use, plug-and-play solution. The new ION-U features integrated guidance and intelligence, enabling wireless network operators to design, plan, deploy and optimize a DAS more quickly and efficiently and at a lower total cost of ownership.
Javelin Semiconductor Inc., one of the first companies to bring standard silicon designs to mobile-phone amplifiers, has been acquired by Avago Technologies Ltd. (AVGO).
BeSpoon, a fabless semiconductor company, and CEA-Leti have demonstrated an IR-UWB integrated circuit able to measure distances within a few centimeters’ accuracy, and have established a world-record operating range at 880 m (standard regulation) and 3,641 m (emergency situations).
Cassidian has signed a seven-year system maintenance contract with the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency for the Rakel nationwide radio communications network.
Teseq USA & Sweden Service Centres are now fully trained MILMEGA Global Support Networks.
NEC Corp. announced that Mobile TeleSystems, together with NEC Neva Communications Systems, have launched a Femtocell service in the Ural region.
STMicroelectronics announced that its Teseo II single-chip satellite-tracking ICs were successful in the first ground location test using Europe’s Galileo navigation system.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new evaluation kit for a 5W GaN MMIC power amplifier from Nitronex.
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