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High Mobile Growth, High Uncertainty

3G Licensing Uncertainty Casts Shadow Over China Mobile And China Unicom
The Chinese mobile communications market shows little sign of waning. For 2005, China Mobile, the world’s largest cellphone operator in terms of network capacity and customers, reported a 28.3 per cent increase in profit to 53.5 bn yuan (US$6.7 bn) on revenue of 243 bn yuan (US$30.4 bn). In...
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M/A-COM Expands Presence in China

M/A-COM , a business unit of Tyco Electronics and a provider of wireless radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter-wave components, announced the opening of the M/A-COM - Shenzhen Engineering and Operations Center in Shenzhen, China. The Center houses operations and engineering expertise and staff from M/A-COM’s Infrastructure and Broadband...
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EMS Wins Contract From Bombardier Aerospace

EMS SATCOM , a division of EMS Technologies Inc., reported that Bombardier Aerospace has selected the company’s eNfusion™ AMT-3800 high gain antenna as an approved factory option on its ultra long-range Global™ Express XRS and super-large Bombardier Global 5000™ business jets. The AMT-3800 antenna joins the company’s AMT-50 tailmounted...
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Microsemi Closes Acquisition of APT

Microsemi Corp. announced that it has finalized its acquisition of Advanced Power Technology (APT) in a combined stock and cash transaction. With this acquisition, Microsemi provides customers with a broader range of high performance analog, high reliability and RF products. APT is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of high...
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Ask Harlan: Question of the Month - May 2006

Published May 8, 2006 In an effort to better combine the editorial content of our magazine with our newly developed and retooled on-line presence, we have decided to expand Harlan's RF and microwave engineering advice into a monthly feature that appears in Microwave Journal. Harlan has selected one question...
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Agilent Announces Reorganization of its EMG

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced a reorganization of its Electronic Measurements Group (EMG), merging the company's Operations Support Systems Group (OSSG) with two other existing businesses within EMG. David Churchill, Agilent's vice president and general manager of the Design Validation Division (DVD), will head the new business unit, named Network...
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Management Buyout at BFi OPTiLAS

The management team of BFi OPTiLAS completed a management buyout of the company, which has been a wholly owned subsidiary of the Avnet Corp. for over 10 years following the acquisition of BFI Ibexsa in 1995 and its subsequent merger with Optilas in 1998. The company has operated as...
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Ask Harlan, May 3, 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 May 3, 2006 From: Hasan Ajam, Faramoj I have a question regarding quality factor of varactor diodes at different frequencies. In the data sheet of varactor diodes the quality factor is determined only at one frequency. What is their quality factor at other frequencies? Dear Hasan, You have...
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China’s RF and Microwave Opportunity: Building a Strong Commercial Presence

The market for RF, microwave and wireless components, materials, subassemblies and test equipment in Greater China (defined as Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China, Singapore and Taiwan) has grown dramatically during the past five years. The market, once dominated by small domestic military programs and low technology/low margin...
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