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Solid Growth in Global Semiconductor Market to Continue Through 2008

After five consecutive years of revenue growth that brought worldwide semiconductor revenue to a record $247.7 B in 2006.
After five consecutive years of revenue growth that brought worldwide semiconductor revenue to a record $247.7 B in 2006, the cyclic history of the industry would suggest a reversal is overdue, reports In-Stat. But with an extended period of above average worldwide GDP growth ahead, continued semiconductor revenue growth...
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Regulatory Concerns Encourage Auto Industry Adoption

Following an extensive study into the various high technology advanced driver assistance systems, the Strategy Analytics Automotive Electronics service report, “ADAS: Assessing Opportunities and Challenges,” reveals a current, low, one percent penetration rates for ADAS applications in light vehicle production—except for camera and parking assistance systems, which already stand...
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Defining Moment for EADS and French MoD

The French armaments directorate (DGA) has selected EADS Defence & Security (DS) to carry out preparatory work for the development of an operational system consisting of army networks for latest-generation telecommunications, entitled Système Opérationnel Composé des Réseaux des Armées pour les TElécommunications Nouvelle Génération (SOCRATE NG). Within the scope...
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European Security Organisation Launched

A group of major European players in the security sector has announced their intention to launch the European Organisation for Security— EOS—which is the private sector’s response in support of the European Commission initiative: European Security Research and Innovation Forum (ESRIF). The Organisation has two main aims: to promote...
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Small Development Helps ESA Think Big

The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a €100 M framework contract with OHB-System AG of Germany to develop a European Small Geostationary Satellite platform for telecommunication missions. With this initiative, ESA is supporting European industry in broadening the product portfolio range on offer to the commercial telecommunication satellite...
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Raytheon Receives Approval for Precision Placement of NPOESS Antennae

Raytheon Co. received approval of its environmental assessment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for precision placement of two National Polar-orbiting Operational Environment Satellite System (NPOESS) SafetyNet&trede;data-receipt antennae at the McMurdo Bay research station in Antarctica. This milestone will enable construction to begin on the NPOESS antennae or receptor...
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