Aerospace and Defense Channel

TE Connectivity launches online resource center

TE Connectivity's Aerospace, Defense & Marine business announces its new community-centered website for design engineers, www.DesignSmarterFaster.com. The new site is meant to be a resource center for design engineers to connect directly with TE Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who can advise and team up with them early in the design process to help bring their products and systems to market faster with smarter, better solutions.


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Nitronex awarded Phase I SBIR from NASA

Nitronex has been awarded a Phase I SBIR to develop a highly efficient 20W X-band GaN power amplifier MMIC for use in long range RF telecommunications. Since 2005, Nitronex has won 16 government contract awards that have funded the development of materials, devices, discretes, MMICs, and process technologies, as well as manufacturing maturation.


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Gore's next generation of screw-in vents improve small-cell equipment performance

At CTIA 2012, W. L. Gore & Associates will showcase the next generation of its screw-in GORE® Protective Vents. The rugged, single-body construction of this vent increases protection against mechanical stress in harsh environments often encountered by telecommunication equipment. For additional reliability, all of these vents are now online quality-tested and laser-marked with unique identification numbers to enable individual product tracking.


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Remtec adds new ENEPIG universal finish

Remtec Inc. has added a new universal finish of Electroless Nickel/Electroless Palladium/Immersion Gold (ENEPIG) as a standard finish to its umbrella of fabrication methods. The new finish resolves a problem of intermetalics detrimental to the reliability of solder joints (black pad formations) and wire bonding connections.


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Cobham appoints new CEO

Cobham announced that Chief Executive Officer Andy Stevens had decided to take early retirement due to the recurrence of a long term serious back injury. The Chairman, John Devaney, assumed the position of executive chairman while a search for Andy’s successor was conducted. Cobham plc (‘Cobham’ or the ‘Group’) is pleased to announce the successful completion of that process with the appointment of Robert (Bob) Murphy as Chief Executive Officer of Cobham with effect from 25 June 2012.


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