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Can WiMAX be first-world?

Various obstacles could hinder its success
The deal between Sprint and Clearwire, the one that had hung up in the past, finally closed and brought along a bunch of partners ranging from Intel and Google to Time-Warner and Comcast. The deal got good PR support too, but all the partners and press in the world...
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Nitronex Awarded Phase II STTR Grant

Nitronex , a developer and manufacturer of high-performance RF power transistors for wireless infrastructure, broadband and military markets, has received Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding to further develop its GaN technology for military and aerospace applications. The two year Phase II STTR program began in the...
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QinetiQ Acquires Dominion Technology Resources

QinetiQ Group plc has agreed to acquire Dominion Technology Resources Inc. (DTRI), a provider of high end products and services to the US Intelligence Community. DTRI’s expertise focuses on mission architecture engineering, integration and operations support. Under the terms of the agreement, which is conditional upon regulatory clearance in...
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Academic Certificate for Alcatel-Lucent University

Alcatel-Lucent has announced that its corporate learning organization for both employees and customers, Alcatel-Lucent University, has been accredited with a certificate of quality from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) as part of its Corporate Learning Improvement Process (CLIP). This certificate, first awarded to the University in 2003,...
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STMicroelectronics to Sponsor EMPC 2009

STMicroelectronics , one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers and a world leader in MEMS and power ICs, is to be the principal sponsor of the 17 th European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference & Exhibition (EMPC 2009). The company will work with the organizer, the Italian chapter of the...
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Andrew Wins Olympic Sprint

As the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing gets well into its first week, a new high speed train sprinting between Beijing and Tianjin in China is supporting super-fast wireless communications onboard thanks to Andrew , the CommScope Inc. division that is a global leader in communications systems and products....
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Monolithic Sampler/Pulser Architecture Exceeds 100 GHz

Ultra-fast 100 GHz electrical sampling gates (“samplers”) with aperture widths of 7 picoseconds, and pulse generators (“pulsers”) with usable output energy extending to over 150 GHz, have both recently been demonstrated using a new, low-cost, fully monolithic “Rapid Automatic Cascode Exchange” (RACE) IC circuit architecture.1 These samplers, cast in...
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