Articles by MWJ Staff

China’s Nascent GPS Handset Market Growing Rapidly

China’s GPS phone market grew rapidly in 2007, and GPS phones, along with music and camera phones, are the brightest spots in the nation’s mobile phone market overall, reports In-Stat. A number of major handset manufacturers have entered the GPS phone market, although cautiously and with a limited number...
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ESA Commissions Astrium with Space Station Operation

The European Space Agency (ESA) has transferred all activities involved in the operation and exploitation of the European share of the International Space Station (ISS) to Astrium as prime industrial contractor. The two parties have concluded a service agreement to this effect for a fixed price of €278 M,...
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EADS Defence and Security Centre Opens in Wales

A major new £35 M EADS Defence and Security (DS) Centre has been opened in Newport, Wales, underlining the company’s commitment to a high-tech knowledge-based economy in the UK. As a result, 400 high-calibre employees now have an environment that truly reflects the leading-edge nature of the projects they...
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GSMA and NGMN Alliance Target Mobile Broadband

The GSM Association (GSMA), the global trade body for the mobile industry, and the Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN) Alliance, the group focused on the evolution to the next generation of mobile networks, have agreed to cooperate to help steer the development of mobile broadband communications to give customers...
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Excellent News of Wavecom’s CoEs

Wavecom S.A. has expanded its Centers of Excellence (CoE) program to include four new Centers across the globe, bringing the total to six. The companies hosting these new CoEs are: ConnectM, based in Bangalore, India, which provides end-to-end solutions, analytics, and business intelligence to the transportation, industrial, utilities and...
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ST-NXP Wireless is a Name to be Reckoned With

In the June issue of Microwave Journal this column reported that NXP and STMicroelectronics had announced the formation of a joint venture created from the mobile and wireless businesses of both companies. It has since been revealed that the joint venture will be named ST-NXP Wireless and that its...
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THAAD Radar Successful in Missile Defense Test

The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) radar, built by Raytheon Co., performed successfully in the latest integrated flight test conducted by the Missile Defense Agency and THAAD prime contractor, Lockheed Martin, at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii. The test marked a significant ‘first’ for the THAAD...
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Lockheed Martin Begins Test Phase of Advanced EHF Military COMSAT

Lockheed Martin announced that the first Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications satellite is now undergoing thermal vacuum testing at the company’s Sunnyvale, CA, facilities. The US Air Force’s AEHF system will provide global, highly secure, protected, survivable communications for all warfighters serving under the US Department of...
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