On 1 April 2014 LPKF will open a service and sales subsidiary office in Seoul, Korea, which will be just in time to complement the company’s participation at the SMT/PCB & Nepcon Korea Trade Show that takes place in the city from 2 to 4 April.
Huber + Suhner opened its new state-of-the-art facility in Changzhou, East China, which will enable the company to manufacture products from all three core technologies – radio frequency, fiber optics and low frequency – in China.
In response to the growing requirement for high data rate wireless applications, Plextek Ltd. has extended its test and measurement facilities to 75 GHz capability. This includes increasing development activity at V-Band (50 to 75 GHz) and E-Band (60 to 90 GHz).
Whenever time to market is critical, rapid
prototyping can produce a first draft of a new product that allows testing, evaluation, and further refinement
of the product idea, which helps a company more quickly and cost-effectively transform early concepts into
marketable products. At the same time, for concepts that may not make practical products, rapid prototyping
can spare a company further investment time and expenses by revealing the product's flaws at an early stage
of the development process.
Shifting landscapes suggest RF/Microwave companies keep manufacturing closer to home. The outsourcing decision for RF/Microwave (RF/MW) companies, however, has a unique set of circumstances when compared to conventional digital electronics.