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Fred Miller, founder of West Bond Inc., passed away on April 21, 2007, from complications a week after a fall. Over 40 years ago, in 1966, Miller bootstrapped his own company West Bond, which became West Bond Inc. in 1968, giving the microelectronic world the first X-Y-Z micromanipulator breakthrough...
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Cellphone Strength Unabated

Strategy Analytics, the research and consulting company, released “RF Industry Review October– December 2006,” which notes that leading suppliers of RF components continued to report significant profits in Q4 on strong wireless handsets and wireless system demand. In the fourth quarter of 2006, the majority of RF component suppliers...
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INEX Joins DMD’s Development Program

Diamond Microwave Devices (DMD), a subsidiary of Element Six Ltd. (E6), has signed a contract with INEX to provide the processing technology for its electronic component development program. DMD is working on the next generation of high power, high temperature semiconductor devices for microwave power electronics. Based within the...
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Consortium Secures UK MoD contract

A QinetiQ led consortium has been awarded the Enabling Secure Information Infrastructure (ESII) programme by the UK MoD’s (Ministry of Defence) Research Acquisition Organisation (RAO). The initial four tasks are worth in excess of £5 M and form the first research packages let under a three and a half...
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UK and India Collaborate on UAV Research

An award of up to £500,000 has been awarded to BAE Systems’ research partner Leicester University, to carry out research in conjunction with leading Indian research institutions aimed at the development of new control technologies for Unmanned Air Vehicles. The grant was awarded by the UK India Education and...
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UMC Joins Power Forward Initiative

Global semiconductor foundry UMC has joined the Power Forward Initiative (PFI). The Initiative, made up of more than 20 industry-leading electronics companies, is sponsored by Cadence and was formed in May 2006 to advance the adoption of the Common Power Format (CPF), which captures essential design intent for power...
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EC Adopts European Space Policy

The European Commission has adopted the European Space Policy, which reflects the key strategic importance that space systems and space applications have for Europe, in order to live up to its global leadership aspirations in selected areas. This communication marks a milestone for the development of space policy in...
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