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Pat Hindle is responsible for editorial content, article review and special industry reporting for Microwave Journal magazine and its web site in addition to social media and special digital projects. Prior to joining the Journal, Mr. Hindle held various technical and marketing positions throughout New England, including Marketing Communications Manager at M/A-COM (Tyco Electronics), Product/QA Manager at Alpha Industries (Skyworks), Program Manager at Raytheon and Project Manager/Quality Engineer at MIT. Mr. Hindle graduated from Northeastern University - Graduate School of Business Administration and holds a BS degree from Cornell University in Materials Science Engineering.

Infineon, Triquint Winners in iPhone 3G

Well, it took no time at all for someone to crack open the new iPhone 3G and see what chips are inside. iFixit.com got one in the first major time zone for it to go on sale (New Zealand) and dissected it immediately ( http://live.ifixit.com/images/XiuvbfUecK3GsDUm-large.jpg ). Infineon with 4 chips and Triquint with 3 chips were the clear winners here. Skyworks had one chip, a quad band amplifier module which I think they also had a similar part in the first generation iPhone. Triquint has 3 amplifier modules that include an input filter, linear amplifier, duplexer and coupler. Infineon...
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July Issue - Historical Highlights of Microwaves Nominations

In the July 50th year commemorative issue of Microwave Journal, Randy Rhea writes about "Historical Highlights of Microwaves" reviewing the history of our industry. He asks at the end of the article for people to nominate candidates for important developments and contributors to our industry from the past and present. Please post your comments here with your nominations....
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July Issue - Publisher's Note Feedback

In the July 50th year commemorative issue of Microwave Journal, our publisher Carl Sheffres writes about "Celebrating the Microwave Industry" mentioning many other company milestones this year. If your company or organization was not mentioned and you would like to recognize them, please add a comment post here....
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Final Words on IMS/MTT 2008

I was hoping that the attendance and participation would come back strong after a below average year in 2007 in Hawaii. This year’s show in Atlanta did bounce back with about 9200 total attendees and about 2500 technical session attendees although this was well below the record numbers set a several years ago. The buzz around the symposium this year was a return to Hawaii in 2016. Congratulations to the general chairs, Joy Laskar – 2008 International Microwave Symposium General Chair, Jenshan Lin - 2008 RFIC General Chair, and Nick Ridler – 71st ARFTG Conference Chair and all of...
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Exhibition tidbits

I visited with many companies about their new products and here is a quick sampling from the exhibition floor. Freescale introduced a new 50 V LDMOS product for higher frequency applications (L-band) with 330 W pulsed operation. Triquint was excited about their acquisition of WJ Communications that gives them a broader product portfolio. Anritsu showed off their low cost Microwave Spectrum Analyzer with typical phase noise of -110 dBc/Hz at 1 KHz offset from the 1 GHz carrier. Keithley had a mobile WiMAX solution on display along with their new software. Skyworks was showing off their integrated front end solutions...
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Laser etching

There are several materials processing and services companies at the show. I came across LPKF Laser and Processing who is demonstrating a system for PCB prototyping and production. It precuts the pattern and then goes back and removes the material. The whole process is done in minutes. Pat...
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MTT Attendance

This year's attendance seems pretty good but might end up being down some from previous shows excluding Hawaii. The technical attendance is reported at about 2400 through Wed. and about 9100 for the total attendance. Pat...
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Wed. reception

The exhibitor reception was packed with people (free food and drinks will do that). I saw a lot of friends and many technical attendees enjoying a few drinks and some light appetizers. Everyone was pretty worn out from a busy Tues and late night watching the basketball finals. I think most people will hit a quick dinner and call it an early night but the hard core ones are ready for some other social events. Pat...
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Tues. Night Events

I attended the Women in Microwaves reception and met Rashaunda Henderson of UT Dallas (pictured with Christina Nickolas). She was putting together a list of those that attended and will try to keep in touch with everyone. She has a nice idea of putting together a mentoring program for women engineers so I hope it is successful. Of course, a big crowd attended the Microwave Journal event at the Gordon Biersch brewery. The beer was excellent and the company was even better. We had the Celtics/Lakers game on every TV in the place and those of us from the...
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