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.

Weekly Recap

News that caught my eye last week

January 5, 2015

Here's the news that caught my eye last week:

RFMD and TriQuint completed their merger, announced 10 months ago, and Qorvo is born. On the first day of trading, QRVO stock rose 2%.

Apple captured over half of cell phone and tablet activations December 19-25, which was almost three times the nearest competitor.

Soon, most Internet users in the world will only use smartphones. That may be hard to imagine in the U.S. and Europe, but just look at China.

The FCC's auction of the AWS-3 spectrum in the U.S. raised $44.5B after Round 139. The uplink bands cover 1695 to 1710 and 1755 to 1780 MHz, with the downlink from 2155 to 2180 MHz.

Informative maps of U.S. cellular operator coverage, summarized by the Daily Wireless blog. Now you can decide which operator has the best coverage.

An Ericsson ConsumerLab survey finds just about as many watch streaming on-demand video as do broadcast TV (77 to 75%). And content providers are offering more streaming services for cord-cutters.

We hear a lot about the “smart” home. What does that mean? Here are a few ideas from the Networked Society Blog.

In the latest issue of The Atlantic, James Fallows has a thought-provoking examination of American society's relationship with our military. As many of us support the defense industry, Fallows' arguments are worth considering and debating.h

Despite the rise of social media and collaboration tools, email will remain the core communications tool.

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