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Silicon Photonics: Past, Present and Future

Optoelectronic industry designers have traditionally used discrete optical devices for transceiver designs. The process requires manual integration of discrete free-space optical components such as lasers, modulator, photo detectors, isolators, MUX/DE-MUX, lenses in the form of optical gold box sub-assemblies such as transmit optical sub-assembly (TOSA).


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SWISSto12 Raises $18.5M to Expand Satellite Market Presence

Company aims to develop 3D printed payloads for micro GEOs and LEO constellations

3D printing manufacturer SWISSto12, announced the closing of a series B financing round, raising CHF18.1 million ($18.5 million) to fund the company‚Äôs industrialization and commercial deployment of antenna products for communication satellites. SWISSto12 also plans to extend its business by developing advanced communication payloads for the SmallSat market and exploring opportunities in terrestrial communications, such as 5G.


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Avanti's HYLAS 3 Satellite Launches Into Orbit

Avanti’s latest high-throughput satellite will provide flexible and quick-to-deploy Ka-Band communications across EMEA. Launched at 20:30 GMT on  August 6, 2019 from the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana, HYLAS 3 is Avanti Communications Group’s latest satellite deployment, and one of its most ambitious to date.


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Skyworks Releases Front-End Module for WLAN and LAA

For smartphones and tablets, Skyworks Solutions has introduced an integrated front-end module for the 5 GHz Wi-Fi and licensed assisted access (LAA) protocols. The SKY855774-11 integrates a PA with a coupler at the output, an LNA that can be bypassed and a SPDT transmit/receive switch.


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