Industry News


NEWS FROM WASHINGTON Technological Advances to Maintain Aircraft Upgrade MarketA report from Frost & Sullivan, World Military Aircraft Upgrade and Modification Markets, estimates that the 1999 market for this activity amounted to $6 B and forecasts that there will be slight growth over the next several years with the...
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WORKSHOPS & COURSES Project Management Principles and Practice * Topics: Gaining understanding of the nature of projects and their management, the importance of and techniques and tools for end-item focus, careful planning, appropriate control, open and timely communication. * Site: Los Angeles, CA * Dates: Jan. 30 - Feb....
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News From Washington

NEWS FROM WASHINGTON Excalibur Development Continued The US Army has awarded Raytheon a $100 M contract modification for the continued development of the Excaibur, XM982 precision-guided, extended-range artillery projectile program. The Excalibur family of guided missiles is designed to permit current and future Army and Marine Corps digitized howitzers...
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International Report

INTERNATIONAL REPORT Martin Streetly, International Correspondent UK Mobiles to Carry Radiation WarningsFollowing a year-long, government sponsored enquiry, the UK has decided to include a radiation level warning on all new mobile telephones from 2001 onwards and to leaflet users on the wisdom of children under 16 using such devices...
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Commercial Market

THE COMMERCIAL MARKET Lucent Technologies and Verizon Wireless Sign $1.5 B Letter of Intent Verizon Wireless and Lucent Technologies have signed a letter of intent potentially worth up to $1.5 B which names Lucent as a primary supplier of network infrastructure to the newly-formed wireless venture. The agreement will...
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THE BOOK END * Electromagnetic Simulation Using the FDTD Method Dennis M. Sullivan IEEE Press 165 pages; $89.95 ISBN: 0-7803-4747-1 This book is not a theoretical explanation of finite-difference-time-domain (FDTD) simulation. Instead its main purpose is to enable the reader to learn how to do three-dimensional electromagnetic simulation using...
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Broadband Power Amplifiers for 600 MHz to 4.5 GHz System Applications

A new line medium and high power broadband amplifiers with excellent linearity and moderate noise figures
PRODUCT FEATURES Broadband Power Amplifiers for 600 MHz to 4.5 GHz System Applications Aethercomm Inc. San Marcos, CA A new line of medium and high power broadband amplifiers has been introduced that covers the 600 MHz to 4.5 GHz frequency bands. All of the power amplifiers (PA) offer medium...
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A Low Loss HDI Dielectric for High Frequency Modules and PCBs

An introduction to Speedboard C, a new prepeg material for use as a bonding sheet in multilayer PCBs
PRODUCT FEATURES A Low Loss HDI Dielectric for High Frequency Modules and PCBs W.L. Gore & Associates Inc. Elkton, MD T he wireless telecommunications market continues to require denser circuitry and higher I/O count chip packages to meet ever growing performance requirements. These new requirements can only be satisfied...
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Control Products for Wireless and Broadband Applications

Discrete and GaAs IC components to lower costs and improve wireless and broadband performance are featured on this month's cover
COVER FEATURE Control Products for Wireless and Broadband Applications Alpha Industries Inc. Woburn, MA S witches, attenuators, directional detectors, phase shifters and other GaAs and silicon devices are shrinking dramatically as suppliers are challenged to develop new process and packaging techniques. Customers are demanding that new devices operate with...
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