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The 700 MHz Club

Mobile WiMAX lowers its frequency sights
Based as it is on licensed spectrum, Mobile WiMAX is bittersweet. Vendors know operators have spectrum to use equipment they’re developing, but licensed spectrum closes the door on those who don’t have it. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission could change that when it auctions some of the last available...
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NTT DoCoMo Begins Super 3G Experiment R&D

NTT DoCoMo Inc. has begun testing an experimental Super 3G system for mobile communications, which will seek to achieve a downlink transmission rate of 300 Mbps over a high speed wireless network. Super 3G features low latency data transmission and improved spectrum efficiency. It is a highly advanced version...
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RFEL Wins UK Government Grant

RF Engines Ltd. (RFEL), the specialists in high performance signal processing design, has won a UK Government research grant from the South East Development Agency (SEEDA), whereby it is to undertake research into a novel and flexible receiver architecture that is reconfigurable 'on-the-fly'. The architecture will be used to...
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Keithley and CEA Leti Partner in Research

Keithley Instruments and CEA Leti have entered into a Joint Development Partnership (JDP) centered on semiconductor device material testing technology. The JDP calls for Keithley and CEA Leti, one of the world's most sophisticated semiconductor development laboratories, to research methods for characterizing advanced semiconductor materials and devices that support...
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Brochure Tells Lean Manufacturing Story

UltraSource Inc. , a supplier of custom thin film circuits and ceramic interconnect devices, announced the release of a new brochure that details the company's road to Lean Manufacturing. Anyone with an interest in Lean Manufacturing principles, and the challenges and rewards in implementing them, will find this informative...
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Sprint, Clearwire join forces on mobile WiMAX

Combined companies target 300 million POPs, dual-mode mobile devices
As anticipated, the nation’s two largest WiMAX players, Sprint Nextel and Clearwire, are joining to construct the first seamless nationwide mobile broadband network. Because the proposed alliance includes the exchange of selected 2.5 GHz spectrum, it is subject to review by the Department of Justice and the FCC. If...
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Cadence Design Systems Acquires Invarium

Cadence Design Systems Inc. , a leader in global electronic-design innovation, announced that it has acquired Invarium Inc. , a San Jose, CA-based developer of advanced lithography-modeling and pattern-synthesis technology. Invarium's pattern synthesis capabilities enable superior pattern resolution and faster yield ramp for designs targeted to 45-nanometer-and-below process technologies....
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