Gary Lerude, MWJ Technical Editor
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Gary Lerude

Gary Lerude is the Technical Editor of Microwave Journal. Previously, he spent his career as a “midwife” aiding the growth of the compound semiconductor industry, from device to application, from defense to commercial. He spent 19 years at Texas Instruments, 11 years at MACOM and six years with TriQuint. Gary holds a bachelor’s in EE, a master’s in systems engineering and an engineers degree (ABD) in EE.

FCC Releases Draft Rules for CBRS Auction

Addressing the need for mid-band spectrum for 5G, the FCC released proposed rules for auctioning licenses in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band, scheduled to begin on June 25, 2020. The FCC will officially act on the proposed rules at its next public meeting, on September 26.


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Outlook Dims for Huawei and US Suppliers

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added 46 additional Huawei affiliates to the “entity list” today, meaning exporting products from the U.S. to any of these organizations and individuals requires an export license — with BIS warning the going-in presumption is that any license application will be denied. BIS also extended the temporary license provision by 90 days, allowing companies and consumers using Huawei equipment to find other options.


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Verizon Plans Dynamic Spectrum Sharing for Sub-6 GHz 5G

During this week’s earnings call, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg talked about Verizon’s sub-6 GHz spectrum plans, saying Verizon will use dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) to host 5G and 4G on the same spectrum, eventually transitioning to 5G. This week, Verizon also announced its mobile, mmWave 5G service is available in parts of Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis and Washington DC.


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Apple’s Q3 Story: It’s Getting Better

Apple reported fiscal Q3 revenue of $53.8 billion — just 1 percent year-over-year growth. All segments grew except for iPhone; its revenue was down 12 percent from last year's quarter. CEO Tim Cook said that was an improvement over the 17 percent year-over-year decline in Q2.


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