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Satellite Hat Trick for ASTRA

SES ASTRA , a SES GLOBAL company, has awarded the contract for the construction of its new satellite, ASTRA 3B, to the European satellite manufacturer ASTRIUM, a subsidiary of EADS. It is the third ASTRA satellite to be built by the company and as prime contractor it will design...
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Amoi Electronics Selects RFMD’s Radio Module

RF Micro Devices Inc. (RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance radio systems and solutions for applications that drive mobile communications, announced that it has commenced volume production shipments of its POLARIS™ 2 Total Radio Module for EDGE for GSM/GPRS/EDGE handsets to Amoi Electronics...
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Ask Harlan, November 27, 2006

Harlan Howe has 34 years experience as a microwave design engineer and fifteen as publisher and editor of Microwave Journal ® , and is an IEEE Fellow and past president of MTT-S. He's here to answer your questions on RF and Microwave engineering.
Published November 27, 2006 From: Mike O’Driscoll, student Dear Harlan, With regards to RF mixers, how would you define the sensitivity of a mixer? Is it possible to measure sensitivity? Dear Mike, I have always regarded sensitivity as the signal level needed for a minimum detectable signal above the...
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Abacus Group Rebrands Across Europe

Following enlargement, the Abacus Group has established a clear and distinctive corporate identity throughout Europe, which has been implemented to create a better synergy between the Group’s distribution businesses across Europe and to provide a stronger platform for continued development and growth. The re-branding exercise involved renaming many of...
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NXP Semiconductors Raises Stake in SSMC

NXP Semiconductors (formerly Philips Semiconductors) has increased its holding in Singapore-based Systems on Silicon Manufacturing Co. Pte. Ltd. (SSMC) from 50.5 percent to 61.2 percent, for a purchase price of approximately $113 M. Concurrently, NXP's joint venture partner in SSMC, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC), has increased...
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Micro-Ant Relocates to Larger Facility

Micro-Ant Inc. is relocating its operations to a larger facility in Easton, MA. The additional space is required to accommodate the company’s growing staff and manufacturing department, and will include a 40-foot, fully-instrumented anechoic test chamber for antenna measurements. Micro-Ant is an established leader in the design and manufacture...
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electronica 2006 Puts on a Show

electronica 2006 upheld its reputation as the world's leading trade show for electronics when the fourteen halls of the New Munich Trade Fair Centre attracted a large international audience eager to discover the latest trends and developments. The biannual event took place between 14 and 17 November and occupied...
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