Pat Hindle, MWJ Editor
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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.

Microwaves Go International in Last Quarter of 2012

As the kids head back to school and the weather in the north starts to chill, the microwave industry takes on an international flavor with European Microwave Week(EuMW) starting in the end of Oct in Amsterdam, the Military Communications Conference (MILCOM) in Orlando the same week, the China International Exhibition on Microwave and Antenna (IME) in Shanghai in early Nov and the Asia Pacific Microwave Conference in Taiwan in early Dec.  Microwave Journal will be represented at all of these shows with additional distribution of our magazines and editors/staff on location at most of these conferences.  Also, mark your calendars for next year for EDI CON 2013 in Beijing March 12-14 (contact us for paper submissions and exhibition space for this new and unique approach to conferences).
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Upcoming Events for Sep/Oct

Below are a few key microwave events coming up - our magazines will be distributed at each gathering.  Our whole crew (except me) will be at EuMW in Amsterdam as we run the exhibition and cover the show thoroughly.  We will be running an all day Defense, Security and Space Forum on Wed. which is free to anyone to join.  I will be attending MILCOM in Orlando which is at the same time as EuMW.  See you there! 

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Filling the Gap to Create New Products and Companies

I had an interesting visit at the office this week from Matt Apanius, Director of the SMART Commercialization Center for Microsystems on the campus of Lorain County Community College in Ohio (thanks to Joel Goldstein for bringing him by). The facility is a unique multi-user, shared resource facility focused on commercializing sensor products by MEMS.
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It Going to be a HOT Microwave August

NI Week and EMC 2012
NIWeek kicks off the beginning of August unveiling their secret new product for the test and measurement industry with EMC 2012 in Pittsburgh overlapping the same time frame. Here is a quick preview of the events.
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IMS2012 Impressions - GaN, GaN and more GaN

I thought that last year’s IMS2011 was the year of GaN, but I was definitely wrong.  This year there was even more emphasis on GaN including several companies adding GaN products to their portfolio, most notably Freescale (which has traditional been the biggest proponent of LDMOS).  Another notable trend was better modeling and testing capabilities in addition to tunable technologies which finally seem to be good enough to be designed into major applications.  Examples include Peregrine’s tunable capacitors and WiSpry’s tunable MEMS devices.
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It’s Crunch Time - Getting Ready for IMS 2012

The next 2 weeks are crunch time for those attending IMS 2012 in Montreal.  Exhibitors are getting their last minute booth posters and displays ready that did not make their ground shipment and presenters are finishing up their presentations.  Microwave Journal mailed out the May IMS Show issue in mid-May so that everyone would have time to read the stories, articles and show information.
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RFID Market Will be Worth over $70 Billion Over Next Five Years

Projections from ABI Research
According to ABI Research, the market for RFID transponders, readers, software, and services will generate $70.5 billion from 2012 to the end of 2017. The market was boosted by a growth of $900 million in 2011 and the market is expected to grow 20% YOY per annum. Government, retail, and transportation and logistics have been identified as the most valuable sectors, accounting for 60% of accumulated revenue over the next five years.
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