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Industry News Smiths Group announced that it is expanding its interconnect business with the acquisition of Millitech Inc. A Massachusetts-based business, Millitech specializes in the design and manufacturing of millimeter-wave components, assemblies and integrated antenna systems for satellite communications, radar, passive imaging, space and remote sensing applications. Smiths acquired...
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Software Update

Design Software The LINC2 software combines high performance RF and microwave circuit design, synthesis, simulation and optimization into a single integrated program. This software provides a suite of design tools for the exact synthesis of a wide variety of active and passive circuits. LINC2’s comprehensive amplifier synthesis tool produces...
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EPCOS To Sell Tantalum Business

EPCOS , a manufacturer of passive electronic components, has decided to sell its Tantalum Capacitors Business Unit. Negotiations with Kemet , a US manufacturer of capacitors, are already in an advanced stage. For EPCOS the sale of its tantalum activities – and thus a part of its business with...
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Aeroflex And Cetecom Spain Sign Global Distribution Partnership

Aeroflex and Centro de Tecnología de las Comunicaciones (Cetecom Spain) have entered into a long-term, global distribution partnership under which Aeroflex will become the sole worldwide sales and support channel for Cetecom's highly regarded MINT (Mobile Communications Integrated Tester) RF conformance test platform for 2G/2.5G/3G mobile handsets. The distribution...
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QinetiQ Makes It As Easy As Abc For Mobile EMC Testing

QinetiQ 's EMC Group is enhancing its world leading mobile test capability for providing on-site EMC evaluation and testing for all vehicle platforms and fixed installations. Most significantly, its microwave instrumentation has been updated to provide an 18 to 40 GHz capability for the evaluation of susceptibility and measurement...
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TRS Commands $120 Million Contract From Swiss Air Force

ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) has received $120 M in contracts from the Swiss defense procurement agency, Armasuisse , to provide the Swiss Air Force with advanced Link-16 connectivity for its fighter aircraft. The funding represents a continuation of work by TRS on the Florako command and control program. This is a...
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