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Infineon buys Wolfspeed - is the US DoD losing a strategic supplier of GaN RF technology?

Infineon will buy Wolfspeed for $850 million. The acquisition provides a lucrative exit for Wolfspeed’s parent company Cree and allows Infineon to add GaN capability to its commercial RF power portfolio. But what does this mean for the US DoD when a foreign company buys a Category 1A Trusted Foundry facility with DoD manufacturing readiness level eight (MRL 8) designation?


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Harris wins $1.7B tactical communication solutions contract

Harris Corp. has received a five-year, $1.7 billion ceiling, single-award follow-on IDIQ contract from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) to supply secure tactical communication solutions. The contract was awarded under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program and was received during the fourth quarter of Harris’ 2016 fiscal year.


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Airport full body scanner market worth $118.2M by 2021

The airport full body scanner market is projected to reach USD 118.2 Million by 2021, registering a CAGR of 8.40%. A number of factors, such as easy availability of smaller robust components, rising concern for airport security, and growth in passenger traffic worldwide will drive the growth of the airport full body scanner market.
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