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Articles by David Vye

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Adventures in China
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Prior to the launch of our new Microwave Journal China magazine and upcoming web site, I had spent some time looking into the state of media coverage on our industry in China. The relative lack of a dedicated web site for microwave industry news, products, events and technical content guided our decision to develop such an outlet.


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Non-Lethal Weapons: Technologies & Global Market - 2012-2020

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Over the next ten years, the Non-Lethal Weapons (NLW) market is forecasted to emerge as a key domain for asymmetric warfare and law enforcement technology providers. Governments worldwide have undoubtedly understood the function of non-lethal weapons following lessons learned in Egypt, Israel, Iraq and Afghanistan. Unforeseen street riots and mass demonstrations over the last decade have revealed the loopholes in the security dogma of the 21st century. There is a growing demand from combatant commanders, law enforcement officers and political establishments for NLW capabilities. This demand is driven by the need to help them win the hearts and minds of...
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MIT Camera Captures One Trillion Frames per Second

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A team of researchers over at MIT might have just broken a new record. They’ve created “ the world’s slowest fastest camera ,” which is able to shoot one trillion frames per second. To put the speed into perspective: one trillion seconds is over 31,688 years. If you then take one second of footage on this camera, and played it back at 30 fps, it would still take you over 1,000 years to watch it, according to Wired.com . (If you decide to host that sort of movie night, please don’t invite us over.) Led by Ramesh Raskar, an...
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Good Idea: USB Wall Outlets

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File this item in the "why didn't someone think of this sooner" folder - Current Werks, a leading innovator in green mobile power storage and charging devices, just introduced two industry-changing, energy-saving USB wall outlets: the Quattro and Duo . The company will exhibit these products in the Eureka Park TechZone at the 2012 International CES Tradeshow, January 10-13 in Las Vegas. The Quattro (patent pending) is the first product in the industry that replaces a standard electrical wall outlet with four powerful USB charging ports. The Quattro's four USB ports deliver a combined output of 22Watts, making the Quattro...
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Growth in Printed Electronics

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The following was written by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx At end of November, IDTechEx held the world's largest printed electronics and photovoltaics conference and tradeshow in Silicon Valley at the Santa Clara Convention Center. This show brought together more than 1300 attendees from 28 countries. Players active across the entire value chain were present; covering the full range from research organisations to end-users, and from small start-ups to multi-billion internationals. Mr Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx, opened the show with his keynote speech, arguing that there lies a great untapped market opportunity in offering final integrated products. Indeed, product...
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NI Technology Updates Outlooks For Skyworks Solutions, Anadigics, TriQuint Semiconductor, RF Micro Devices, And Avago Technologies

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PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Next Inning Technology Research ( http://www.nextinning.com ), an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, has published updated outlooks for Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS), Anadigics (NASDAQ:ANAD), TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ:TQNT), RF Micro Devices (NASDAQ:RFMD), and Avago Technologies (AVGO). Next Inning editor Paul McWilliams has leveraged a decades-long career as a semiconductor industry insider to deliver in-depth insights and winning stock selections for his newsletter subscribers. After careful research, Next Inning has published a special report outlining what McWilliams expects will be the impact from shortages of hard-disk drives. In this report, he examines...
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Record Breaking Paper Submissions reported by IMS 2012 TPC Chair

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By 5:30 am EST (00:30 am Hawaii time) on December 6, 2011, one day before the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the IMS 2012 technical program chair, Raafat Mansour sent out an e-mail to several members of the IMS 2012 steering committee (for which I am serving as the promotions co-chair) announcing that the IMS2012 has received the highest number of submitted papers since the inception of IMS. Including the Hawaiian time zone is noteworthy since the deadline for paper submissions was midnight December 5th, Hawaii time, thereby extending the deadline to the very last minute of the...
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Synopsys buys Magma

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Chip-design software maker Synopsys Inc ( SNPS.O ) agreed to buy peer Magma Design Automation Inc ( LAVA.O ) for $7.35 a share in cash, to add complementary technology offerings to its portfolio, and forecast a strong first quarter. Synopsys will pay a premium of 28.5 percent over Magma's Wednesday closing price of $5.72. Including debt, the deal is valued at about $507 million. "This acquisition will enable Synopsys to accelerate the delivery of the technology our customers need to keep the overall cost of design in check," Chief Executive Aart de Geus said in a statement. Synopsys, which plans...
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Mobile Emergency Alerts Should Save Lives

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When wildfires, tornadoes, and other public-safety emergencies strike, MetroPCS customers will soon be able to receive government alerts on their mobile phones. The network operator is the latest to announce it will use the affordable, hosted Commercial Mobile Service Provider (CMSP) Gateway from Interop Technologies to deliver the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) alerts when they become available in 2012. Bluegrass Cellular of Kentucky announced earlier this month that it also will rely on the hosted Interop gateway to provide CMAS service....
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A Stellar Partnership

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Those of you following me on twitter (@mwjournal) received a tweet yesterday as I was about to meet with the folks at Stellar Industries in Millbury Massachusetts –a quiet New England town blending residential homes and “old-school manufacturing” facilities on the outskirts of Worcester. Stellar Industries, a manufacturer with just over 30 employees specializes in custom designed substrates and direct bond copper for photonics and microelectronics. The company does a brisk business selling products to the Telecom, Biomedical, and Defense Industries. The company believes there is a good business opportunity for their products in the RF market, thus they requested...
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