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Alerion and Merit Invest in VXI Technology

Alerion Capital Group , a technology focused private equity group, and Merit Capital , a mezzanine and equity provider, have partnered with management to invest in VXI Technology Inc. (VTI). Irvine, California-based VTI provides test instruments for a wide variety of industrial, military and commercial applications. With customer applications...
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Tektronix Announces UWB Test Cookbook

Tektronix Inc. , a worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced it has created the world’s first Methods of Implementation (MOI) for the new Ultra-wideband (UWB) WiMedia PHY Test Specification Version 1.2 and released a new version of UWB Analysis software for DSA/DPO70000 series oscilloscopes that provides...
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Cobham to Acquire M/A-COM for $425 M

Cobham plc (Cobham) announced that it has reached agreement to purchase M/A-COM from Tyco Electronics for a cash consideration of US$425 M on a debt and cash free basis payable on completion, which will be satisfied from Cobham’s existing cash and debt facilities. The goodwill arising on completion is...
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Accellera Continues Support for Verification and Interoperability

Accellera , the electronics industry organization focused on Electronic Design Automation (EDA) standards, announced that its Board of Directors answered electronic design verification tool users’ requests by approving the formation of a new verification standards committee. The Verification Intellectual Property (VIP) Technical Subcommittee (TSC) is chartered to define standard...
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RFMD Announces Strategic Restructuring

RF Micro Devices Inc. , a leader in the design and manufacture of high performance semiconductor components, announced that effective immediately RFMD® is reducing its investments in wireless systems, including cellular transceivers and GPS solutions, in order to focus on core semiconductor component opportunities, including cellular front ends and...
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