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European Semiconductor Chip Sales Strong In August

The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA), which is part of the European Electronic Component manufacturers' Association (EECA), has stated that according to the latest figures European semiconductor chip sales were stronger than expected in August. Chip sales in Europe showed a positive development during the month, which is seen...
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RFMD Announces Record September Quarterly Revenue

RF Micro Devices Inc. (RFMD), a provider of proprietary radio frequency integrated circuits (RFIC) for wireless communications applications, announced that its September 2005 quarterly revenue will exceed its original guidance, which was provided on July 26, 2005. Based upon its preliminary assessment of its financial results, RF Micro Devices...
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Ericsson Sets Sail on Maritime Venture

SeaMobile Inc. and Ericsson have signed a three-year contract under which the companies will work together to provide wireless voice and data services at sea. Ericsson will supply a complete wireless network, including hosted core infrastructure and GSM radio equipment. Using this technology SeaMobile will offer global wireless communications...
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R&S Goes Extra Terrestrial in Korea

Rohde & Schwarz has been commissioned to supply terrestrial digital multimedia broadcasting (T-DMB) transmitter systems for the world’s first T-DMB network in Korea. All of the various network operators involved in setting up the T-DMB transmitter networks in the country are being supplied with transmitter equipment by R&S. The...
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Transistor LC Oscillators for Wireless Applications: Theory and Design Aspects, Part II

Second of a three-part article presenting both linear and nonlinear phase noise models for parallel feedback and negative resistance oscillators
Part I of this tutorial article 1 gave a detailed discussion and analysis of the start-up and steady-state oscillation conditions for transistor LC oscillators with emphasis on CMOS devices. Part II presents both linear and nonlinear phase noise models for the parallel feedback and negative resistance oscillators. Each approach...
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