Industry News

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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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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San Francisco: City by the Bay

MTT-S members, guests and exhibitors to our sparkling city by the bay. It is no wonder that Northern Californians call it “The City”, a collage of diverse cultures, styles of architecture, eclectic neighborhoods and historic landmarks. It truly inspires so many travelers to feel as Tony Bennett so aptly...
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