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Agility Shown in Finnish R&D Breakthrough

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland has announced a new product development technology for the software industry, which it claims can save up to 70 per cent in the development of new software products. The method developed by the research centre is an agile method called Mobile-D,™ which is...
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Wavecom Acquires Sony Ericsson’s M2M Business

In a cash transaction that will be valued up to a maximum of €32.5 M, Wavecom SA, a leader in embedded wireless communications platforms for automotive, industrial (machine-to-machine) and mobile professional applications, and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, have signed an agreement whereby Wavecom acquires certain assets of Sony...
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European Initiative for Integrated Microsystems

The European Commission is funding a €6.5 M, three-year programme aimed at reducing the costs and risks associated with designing, prototyping and manufacturing integrated microsystems. Known as INTEGRAMplus, this new Framework 6 Integrated Project will be coordinated by the UK’s QinetiQ and draw on the complementary expertise and facilities...
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Silicon-on-Sapphire Disrupts RF Switch Market

In its latest Insight report, “Silicon-on-Sapphire Switches for Handsets: Stopgap or Disruptive Technology?,” Strategy Analytics, the research and consulting company, evaluated CMOS silicon-on-sapphire (SoS) RF switches and found that SoS has begun to disrupt established approaches to transmit-receive (T/R) switching in multi-mode, multi-band cellular handsets. Peregrine Semiconductor has shipped...
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Alcatel and Lucent: Managed Services Could Be Ace-in-the-Hole

The proposed merger of Alcatel and Lucent Technologies has been generating a great deal of press. There are logical fits to their respective businesses. Both are large players in the wireless and wired infrastructure markets. On the wireless side, Alcatel plays primarily in the GSM family of technologies while...
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Bluetooth Market to Exceed 500 Million Radios in 2006

After an explosive year of growth in 2005 that has seen the Bluetooth market more than double, 2006 looks set to provide another healthy year of profits for Bluetooth vendors. In its new study entitled “Bluetooth: The Global Outlook,” ABI Research concludes that the market for Bluetooth radios will...
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Camera Phone Soon to Peak

Phones with the ability to take images, both still and video, have captured approximately 40 percent of the wireless phone market, reports In-Stat. Despite the product’s popularity, many camera phone users want higher resolution, the ability to use storage media and many of the state-of-the-art features found in modern...
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Around The Circuit

Industry News William Burton Mraz William Burton Mraz , 41, of Newfields, NH, died suddenly on March 29, 2006, as the result of an automobile accident. Mraz was vice president and co-owner of UltraSource Inc., Hollis, NH, since 1997. He was in charge of new business development, inside sales,...
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Welcome to the 2006 International Microwave Symposium

John Barr On behalf of the Steering Committee for the 2006 IEEE Microwave Theory & Techniques Society International Microwave Symposium, I would like to invite you to join us on June 11–16 in downtown San Francisco, CA, at the Moscone Convention Center. This event, better known as the IMS,...
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Attending the Conference

This year the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) and exhibition will be held in San Francisco, CA, at the Moscone Convention Center. The last time that IMS was held in San Francisco was in 1996. The meeting has grown since then and will be held in the larger...
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