Nitronex has been awarded a Phase I SBIR to develop a highly efficient 20W X-band GaN power amplifier MMIC for use in long range RF telecommunications. Since 2005, Nitronex has won 16 government contract awards that have funded the development of materials, devices, discretes, MMICs, and process technologies, as well as manufacturing maturation.
At CTIA 2012, W. L. Gore & Associates will showcase the next generation of its screw-in GORE® Protective Vents. The rugged, single-body construction of this vent increases protection against mechanical stress in harsh environments often encountered by telecommunication equipment. For additional reliability, all of these vents are now online quality-tested and laser-marked with unique identification numbers to enable individual product tracking.
Remtec Inc. has added a new universal finish of Electroless Nickel/Electroless Palladium/Immersion Gold (ENEPIG) as a standard finish to its umbrella of fabrication methods. The new finish resolves a problem of intermetalics detrimental to the reliability of solder joints (black pad formations) and wire bonding connections.
Cobham announced that Chief Executive Officer Andy Stevens had decided to take early retirement due to the recurrence of a long term serious back injury. The Chairman, John Devaney, assumed the position of executive chairman while a search for Andy’s successor was conducted. Cobham plc (‘Cobham’ or the ‘Group’) is pleased to announce the successful completion of that process with the appointment of Robert (Bob) Murphy as Chief Executive Officer of Cobham with effect from 25 June 2012.
Mercury Computer Systems Inc. announced that it has received a contract from a major defense prime contractor to provide high performance digital signal processing modules and software to facilitate a technology refresh for the prime’s airborne radar application. The Mercury solution and subsequent refresh will also protect the prime’s significant investment in software development across a range of products.
Rogers Corp. will be offering a wide range of its high performance circuit board materials at the upcoming Del Mar Electronics & Design Show on May 2-3, 2012 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego, CA. Representatives from Rogers Advanced Circuit Materials Division will be available at Booth #622 to help visitors obtain optimum performance using the company’s many different circuit board material offerings.