Pat Hindle, MWJ Technical Editor
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.
December 13, 2012
Our Nov article, Linearization and High-Efficiency RF Design Techniques for Small Cells, by authors from Scintera and TriQuint stirred up the following comments from 2 groups on LinkedIn.Read More
By Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx
November 27, 2012
Graphene promises to offer excellent material properties in almost all applications. Its extraordinary performance has led many to call it the 'superlative' or 'wonder' material. However, the reality is different. Their latest report on graphene Graphene: Analysis of Technology, Markets and Players 2013-2018 diligently separates hype from reality using our detailed knowledge base, which was built by interviewing relevant players across the industry and tracking/interpreting global developments. They forecast a $100 million market for graphene in 2018.Read More
October 30, 2012
The MILCOM management and sponsors made a wise decision to cancel the event this year as most of the east coast was pretty much closed down from hurricane Sandy. Everyone I know in New England down to the Mid-Atlantic found out over the weekend that their flights were cancelled. It was a good move and addressed any safety concerns of people trying to get there. MILCOM even analyzed their attendee list and determined that approximately 40% of them would be affected by the storm so decided to cancel. I applaud them for taking this action and promoting it quickly to the attendees. Even though the show was cancelled, there was still a lot of company news and products that I received for the event so here is a summary of the show that did not happen from an RF/microwave perspective.
October 24, 2012
I just returned from another trip to China visiting several universities and companies in Beijing and Chengdu to talk about EDI CON and Microwave Journal/Microwave Journal China. The highlight of my visit was to the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in Chengdu where we had the honor and privilege of attending the celebration of the establishment of the Lin Weigan Fund of UESTC which coincided with Lin Weigan’s 93rd birthday.
September 30, 2012
Texas Instruments holds worldwide IC training seminar days called Tech Days. I had the pleasure of attending the Boston, MA Tech Day last week and would describe them as small professional conference and exhibition. As stated on their web site, they are aimed at providing a learning forum for design engineers where practical high-performance solutions, tools and workshops are presented for analog and digital technologies. They have technical sessions all day that cover amplifiers and data converters, audio, digital signal processing, low-power RF, microcontrollers, video and power management.Read More
September 28, 2012
I attended the Design East conference last week and found some interesting products and technologies. Many M2M/wireless module manufacturers and a few microwave companies were part of the exhibition. Read about the some of the interesting things I saw at the show along with a short summary.Read More
September 13, 2012
Ronan de Renesse, Principal Analyst, Mobile Content and Applications and Mobile Broadband and Devices research programmes, Analysys Mason made the following observations about the iPhone 5 that I thought were interesting.Read More
August 22, 2012
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!
August 3, 2012
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.Read More