In this survey, I only included 77 and 79 GHz radar sensors and ICs as 24 GHz sensors will be sunset by 2022. Therefore, companies like ADI, Valeo, Hella, UMS, etc., that are currently mostly involved in only the 24 GHz solutions are not included but expect many of them to move into the higher frequency solutions soon.
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Missile defense systems have become one of the most critical elements to defense programs as a growing number of countries gain longer range missile technologies. Like the high demand of improvised explosive device (IED) defeat systems over the past decade to combat terrorist threats, I believe many nations will provide increased investment in this area to improve and field new systems. As more nations develop traditional and nuclear missile capability, these systems will be required to respond to the increasing threats from countries such as North Korea, Iran, China, Pakistan, India, etc. This creates an opportunity for microwave companies in the near future.
IEEE EMC Symposium took place in Pittsburgh, PA this year August 5-10. This symposium is the premier EMC event of the year in the US as people gather from around the world from many industries for this conference and exhibition. Microwave Journal editors visited the show and put together the following show summary including pictures and videos.