EADS North America Test and Services, a division of
EADS North America Inc., announced it has acquired
Trig-Tek Inc., a Garden Grove, CA-based company, providing precision, dynamic test and measurement instruments for the US aerospace and defense markets. The acquisition of Trig-Tek is consistent with EADS’ strategy to
provide its customers with the most advanced automatic
test solutions. It also supports EADS North America’s goal
to grow its business in the US and to enhance the company’s global test and services offering.
The Microwave Communications Division of Harris Corp.
and Stratex Networks Inc., Harris Stratex Networks
Inc., announced that it has changed its name to Aviat
Networks Inc. Under its new name the company has
pledged its commitment to providing advanced IP wireless
network solutions, to continue to make progress in radio
access networks and work towards the evolution of wireless technology. The new brand represents a culmination
of the company’s transformation from that of a specialized
microwave backhaul equipment supplier into a world-class
provider of advanced IP wireless network solutions, with a
comprehensive portfolio of migration solutions and lifecy-cle services. Today, Aviat Networks is ideally positioned to
help operators successfully evolve their existing networks
toward an all-IP broadband future, expand into untapped
rural and remote markets, and capitalize on the explosive
growth of mobile data traffic around the globe.
EMS Technologies Inc. announced the formation of a
new business unit, EMS Aviation. EMS Aviation will include the company’s EMS SATCOM division, a leader in
Inmarsat SwiftBroadband systems, and the recently acquired EMS Formation and EMS Sky Connect, providers
of air-to-ground connectivity and Iridium-based tracking
and messaging, respectively.
AROUND THE CIRCUIT
enhancements address the advanced simulation needs of
engineers designing PCBs and packages that utilize high-speed interconnect technologies such as SERDES, which
operate at multi-gigabit-per-second speeds. The new functionality is a result of Mentor Graphics’ recent acquisition
of certain assets of Zeland Software Inc., which for 17
years has been a recognized leader in electromagnetic simulation. This new functionality is integrated with the Mentor Graphics HyperLynx® product suites and will analyze,
in full electromagnetic detail, 3D structures such as vias,
solder bumps, wirebonds and edge connectors.
Jennifer DiMarco, Staff Editor
ITT Corp. announced a strategic realignment of its defense
segment, a move designed to better align the company
with the emerging needs of its expanding global customer
base, which is increasingly integrated and network-centric.
The realignment will enable better integration of its product portfolio, encouraging a more coordinated market approach and reduced operational redundancies.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high reliability
analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling a broad
range of end markets, announced that Google Inc.’s Nexus
One mobile phone is leveraging several of its highly integrated power amplifier modules. These 3G solutions were
incorporated in the Google platform as part of HTC Corp.’s
Remcom announced a new partnership with a market-leading computer supplier to provide custom XFdtd®
systems and brand name hardware solutions to customers. Link Computer Corp. has created a hardware solution
designed to fully exploit XFdtd’s graphics processing unit
(GPU) capability. Outfitted with the latest in GPU technology, this system further extends Remcom’s efforts to enable
customers to deliver products faster and more cost effectively. To offer customers more options, Remcom may add
solutions from other vendors as the program grows.
Planar Monolithics Industries and Amplitech
announced the collaboration of its combined product offering, engineering skills and marketing efforts. The companies will independently run the administrative and production facilities, but will share a combined manufacturer’s
representative sales force, marketing effort and will direct
future engineering requirements to the facility best suited
to achieve a particular customer’s requirement. This collaborative effort takes advantage of the unique skills and
offerings of each company independently, culminating in
demonstrable best-of-breed microwave system integration
and designs for the benefit of the end users and customers.
Mentor Graphics Corp. announced delivery of full-wave
3D electromagnetic (EM) analysis functionality addressing the needs of the industry’s most advanced designers of
high-performance electronic products. These EM analysis
AWR, an innovation leader in high-frequency electronic
design automation (EDA), and NXP Semiconductor have
announced that a small-signal RF design kit is available for
NXP’s SiGe:C silicon germanium bipolar junction complementary metal oxide semiconductor (BiCMOS) process.
The design kit installs easily within AWR’s Microwave Office software and functions as an integrated part of the
Accel-RF Corp., a leader in turn-key RF reliability testing systems for compound semiconductor devices, announced the successful shipment and installation of five
advanced high power reliability test systems to customers
in Europe, in Q4 of 2009. Shipped to both government
research and commercial entities, these systems will be
instrumental in the development of Gallium Nitride devices in Europe.
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