Microsemi Corp. announced the availability of a series of new plastic packaged PIN diode control products, leveraging the company's 50-year history supplying PIN diode products for challenging RF power, small-signal switching and receiver power limiting functions. The new devices are cost competitive and provide higher RF functionality, helping defense, aerospace and medical customers reduce BOM costs with low risk and little sacrifice to performance.
Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, offers a number of high power broadband amplifiers that can be used across a wide range of applications including electronic warfare, radar, communications, and test and measurement.
The European Defence Agency received its first budget increase after a six-year freeze when officials from London declined to veto the raise. The move boosts the agency's annual budget from $32.7 million in 2016 to $33.1 million in 2017. All European Union countries except Denmark are affected by the decision, IHS Janes reports.
Qorvo,® announced it has been awarded Huawei's Best Collaboration Partner Award and Core Partner Award. The awards were accepted by Bob Bruggeworth, president and CEO of Qorvo, during a formal ceremony at Huawei's headquarters in Shenzhen, recognizing Qorvo's contribution as an outstanding supplier of RF solutions to Huawei.
Analog Devices (ADI) announced the acquisition of the solid-state laser beam steering technology from Vescent Photonics Inc.. Vescent's innovative non-mechanical beam steering technology enables more robust integrated LIDAR systems that overcome many of the major drawbacks associated with today's bulky mechanical offerings, such as reliability, size and cost.
Richardson Electronics Ltd. announced a new distribution agreement with United Silicon Carbide Inc., a leading manufacturer for SiC devices located in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey. This global agreement supports the expansion of USCi’s products to new customers. United Silicon Carbide, inc. is a semiconductor company specializing in the development of high efficiency Silicon Carbide (SiC) devices and customized products with process expertise in Schottky Barrier Diodes and SiC switches.
Keysight Technologies Inc. and ASELSAN Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş., Turkey, announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a strategic partnership on research and development of 5G communication technologies. Both parties are committed to working together on 5G enabling technologies—especially on active antenna systems and remote radio heads, as well as prototype verification platform integration and characterization capabilities, with a goal of enhancing future 5G wireless communication innovations.
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