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Andrew to Acquire EMS Wireless

Andrew Corp. , a leader in communications systems and products, has agreed to acquire EMS Wireless , a Norcross, GA-based division of EMS Technologies Inc. Under the agreement, Andrew will pay $50.5 M in cash for EMS Wireless, a major designer and manufacturer of base station antennas and repeaters...
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MediaTek Selects Skyworks

Skyworks Solutions Inc. , an innovator of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling mobile connectivity, announced that MediaTek Inc. , a supplier of worldwide consumer IC chipsets, will be incorporating Skyworks’ Helios™ radio across several next-generation EDGE wireless communication platforms. This agreement demonstrates Skyworks’ ability to effectively...
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Pathfinder Mission for Alcatel Alenia Space

Alcatel Alenia Space will develop and deliver on-board and ground segment equipment for the LISA Pathfinder program. The program will provide in-orbit testing and validation for the new concepts and technologies that will be used on ESA/NASA's Laser Interferometry Space Antenna (LISA) mission, which aims to detect and measure...
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SUSS Goes into Production in Singapore

SUSS MicroTec has shipped and successfully installed a 300 mm production lithography tool order at Amkor Technology Inc. Singapore. The deal includes a MA300Plus Full Field Exposure System and an ACS300Plus Coating Cluster, equipped with a special GYRSET cover technology that improves coating uniformity. Amkor selected the systems to...
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e2v Image Sensors Operate in STEREO

Following its launch on 25 October, NASA's STEREO mission will count on image sensors from e2v to capture detailed pictures of the Sun. The mission will use two simultaneously orbiting spacecraft to study the Sun in a three-dimensional manner, with the resulting 3D snaps used to help predict when...
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AWR to Donate RF Design Software to Peking University

Applied Wave Research Inc. (AWR®), El Segundo, CA, and Shanghai Research Institute of Microelectronics (SHRIME), Peking University , China, announced that AWR is donating its entire suite of radio-frequency (RF) design software in a collaborative effort to advance Peking University's high frequency design curriculum. The donation is the first...
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EDO Opens New Facility in Charleston

EDO Corp. executives joined US Rep. Henry E. Brown, Jr. and Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. to officially open a new facility to manufacture state-of-the-art battlefield communications systems. This operation employs 50 people, with a projected growth to 70 in 2007. "This new facility is 50,000 square feet and...
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Tyco Electronics and Versatile Systems Extend Alliance

Tyco Electronics and Versatile Systems Inc. announced the expansion of the SyncSeer™ system capabilities by adding M/A-COM RFID components to the SyncSeer system. The SyncSeer system is an intelligent, technology infrastructure and information management system comprised of hardware and software for companies in the entertainment, retail, health care, government...
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