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Optical Fibers and RF: A Natural Combination Malcom Romeiser Noble Publishing 272 pages; $69 ISBN: 1-884932-45-2 The optical fiber industry has experienced a period of consolidation and reorganization and is now poised for a new surge in growth. Taking the approach that optical fibers are an extension of RF-based...
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Microwave Atmospheric Plasma Technology is Deployed

Dana Corp. (DCN) is deploying what it claims to be a ‘revolutionary’, proprietary technology that harnesses highly efficient microwave energy to accomplish dozens of processes, including the heat treating and coating of metal and ceramic parts. The company’s Microwave Plasma Technology operates at atmospheric pressure. This is significant, as...
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Philips and Checkpoint Commit to Delivering RFID Solutions

A strategic alliance has been formed between Royal Philips Electronics and Checkpoint Systems aimed at providing RFID-enabled tags and readers combined with system integration services to retailers and fast moving consumer products companies. The companies will combine their expertise to address the growing need for RFID-based technology in day-to-day...
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QinetiQ Expertise Underpins SatCom Demonstration Project

The Canadian Government has awarded a contract worth CAN$3.29 M for a reconfigurable satellite terminal technology demonstration project, to a tri-team of companies comprising QinetiQ, Spectrum Signal Processing and MacDonald Dettwiler. The project is designed to develop, integrate and demonstrate a reconfigurable, multi-function ground-based satellite communications terminal that can...
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Transatlantic Acquisition Will Aid Communication

Bookham Technology plc has announced that it has entered into an agreement by which it will acquire Onetta Inc., a provider of optical amplifier modules and subsystems for communications networks, based in Sunnyvale, CA. Onetta designs and manufactures intelligent erbium-doped fibre amplifiers (EDFA) for current and next-generation optical communication...
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NATO TIPS Could Amount to €350 M for Indra

Indra estimates revenues of around €350 M for its participation in the Transatlantic Industrial Proposed Solution (TIPS) consortium chosen by NATO to develop and launch the AGS surveillance and recognition system. The consortium is completed by EADS, Galileo Avionica (Italy), General Dynamics (Canada), Northrop Grumman (US) and Thales (France)....
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