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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.

Weekly Notes

December 5, 2014

These news items caught my eye this week:

Young's China Business Blog surveys Intel's wireless play in China: a beachhead for gaining share.

More on Intel and China: Intel to invest $1.6 billion in Chengdu back-end factory via Reuters.

TriQuint's Glen Riley receives award for distinguished engineering career from the University of Maine.

Verizon starts moving their 3G network to LTE, according to @gigaom.

Surfing the mobile wave: Avago's wireless segment reported revenue of $628M for their fiscal Q4, up 73% from Q3 and 83% over Q4 of '13.

From Infineon’s Q4 earnings call: "We won back sockets ... for RF PAs in the 1.8 GHz band and also one new socket ... in the 1.9 GHz band."

Airbus and Safran are forming a venture to build a less expensive Ariane satellite launcher.

Freescale's view of how the IoT will affect your commute. Seem far fetched?

Why it behooves apps like Facebook and mobile operators to work together to optimize the user’s experience, per Maravedis-Rethink.

Google Fiber begins signing up Austin subscribers for 1 Gbps Internet and TV.

Freescale introduces 125 W GaN on SiC transistor with 58% drain efficiency, 12 dB gain and 200 to 2500 MHz coverage.

Four EU nations proceed with a phased-array radar for Eurofighter. BAE Systems will receive a £365M order.

Do you remember when email first started as a communications tool? Do you now feel like a victim to your inbox? And how about meetings? There may be hope to reclaim your life reports The Wall Street Journal.

What news caught your eye?

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