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Articles by Dan Massé, Associate Technical Editor

Strong Growth Continues for GaAs Industry

Dan Massé, Associate Technical Editor
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The GaAs market staged a strong recovery toward the end of a tumultuous 2009 as a result of positive trends in wireless markets. The Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies (GaAs) service report, "GaAs Industry Forecast 2009-2014," calculates that despite a recession, GaAs industry revenues managed to escape...
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Digital Radio Installed Base Will Approach 200 Million by 2015

Dan Massé, Associate Technical Editor
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Digital radio has just begun to see consumer adoption in the US and Western Europe. By the end of 2010, about four million digital radios using iBiquity's proprietary HD Radio technology will have shipped in the US. In Europe (led by Britain) governments have chosen the DAB standard and...
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$1 B Microwave Tube Market Holding Off GaN Threat

Dan Massé, Associate Technical Editor
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While microwave and millimeter-wave high-power vacuum electron devices (VED) remain "below the radar" of many industry observers, the total available market (TAM) for this segment is over $1 B. The size of this market continues to surprise everyone and its longevity and firm resistance to RF power semiconductor encroachment...
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TiaLinx Announces Launch of Wearable, Hands-free Sense-Through-The-Wall Imager

Dan Massé, Associate Technical Editor
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TiaLinx Inc., a developer of miniaturized mm-wave radars with integrated radio and antenna arrays, recently announced the launch of the Eagle45-W, a hands-free precision Sense-Through-The-Wall Imager. The lightweight, ultra-wideband (UWB), multi-Gigahertz RF imager requires only limited use of hands and is operated through a miniaturized display. Through the software...
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MarketWatch

Dan Massé, Associate Technical Editor
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While work is ongoing on GaN and SiC technologies, Strategy Analytics predicts that GaAs will continue to represent the primary compound semiconductor technology for defense markets through 2014. The focus for GaAs MMIC utilization in the military market is on communications, RADAR and smart munitions; Strategy Analytics expects the...
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Strong Growth Ahead for Military Airborne Radio Semiconductor Market

Dan Massé, Associate Technical Editor
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Representing a growing market for communications electronics, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) will be the fastest growing category of airborne platforms. The Strategy Analytics Advanced Defense Services (ADS) forecast model, "Airborne Communications Platforms - Advanced Electronics Component Forecast," concludes that with the number of airborne platforms growing and increasingly sophisticated...
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TASC Implements 3-D RFID Asset Management System for US Navy

Dan Massé, Associate Technical Editor
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A new inventory management system developed by TASC Inc. for the US Navy will allow Naval warehousing facilities to automatically count and locate RFID-tagged inventory in real time. The software platform integrates a radio frequency identification (RFID) system with an inventory management system. "Good asset management is essential to...
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Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Partner for GMD Development and Sustainment Contract

Dan Massé, Associate Technical Editor
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Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Co. announced that they are partnering to pursue the US Missile Defense Agency's Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Development and Sustainment Contract. Together, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon develop, produce and sustain interceptor weapon systems for missile defense. As strategic partners for GMD Development and Sustainment, the...
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Harris Awarded Antenna Contract

Dan Massé, Associate Technical Editor
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Harris Corp. has been selected to provide the ground antenna system for a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) program that will enable receipt and processing of weather data 40 times faster than today, as well as delivery of weather images directly to end users. Under the 10-year, $130...
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Wireless Sensor Networks and RFID in Asia

Dan Massé, Associate Technical Editor
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Governments in Asia have been strongly advocating RFID in all its forms—from passive RFID tags to tags with a battery or energy harvester that can be used to create Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), including mesh networks. China will eventually become the biggest market for RFID. Indicators of this are...
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