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).
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. and Samsung Electronics have collaborated to deliver a 20 nanometer design methodology that incorporates double patterning technology for joint customer deployment and internal test chips. The collaboration brings new process advances for mobile consumer electronics, enabling design at 20 nm and future process nodes.
Sub10 Systems has appointed SideBand Systems Inc. as its first North American distributor and value-added reseller. The company will resell all Sub10 Systems’ point-to-point radio link products in the U.S. market.
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.