RFMW Supports Qorvo TQP9111

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for a 2W power amplifier from Qorvo. The TQP9111 covers 1.8 to 2.7GHz for a variety of applications in wireless infrastructure and defense communications including BTS transceivers, repeaters and L-band radios. 2-stages of amplification with integrated interstage matching provide almost 30dB of gain while the TQP9111 provides an…

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Molex Buys Interconnect Systems

Lisle, Ill. – Molex, a leading global manufacturer of electronic solutions, announced today the acquisition of Interconnect Systems, Inc. (“ISI”) which specializes in the design and manufacture of high density silicon packaging with advanced interconnect technologies. According to Tim Ruff, senior vice president, Molex, the acquisition enables Molex to offer a wider range of fully integrated…

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Making a Smartphone World

It's a smartphone world, and becoming more so every day, especially in parts of the world that are finally able to access and afford this kind of technology.  While Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) win attention for their promising smartphone adoption and potential growth, simply because the sheer size of their populations…

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Electronics Hardware Sales Weaken on Digitization Efforts

Electronics hardware sales have weakened and the market will remain under pressure for years as enterprises globally redirect IT resources to the more pressing efforts of digitizing operations to remain competitive in a fast-changing economic climate. The digitization of manufacturing and service operations, combined with the harsh realities of an uncertain economic environment, will in…

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Display IP Drives Foxconn-Sharp Deal

Ongoing consolidation has me sometimes feeling that the semiconductor and electronics industry is a shrinking group of major corporations representing leading sectors. The headlining M&A story of the year—so far– is the Foxconn-Sharp merger penned at the beginning of April, but which began in 2012. The seesaw story of Sharp’s financial troubles plagued the company for…

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3D-Printed Satellite Antenna Is Just One Piece

With an eye toward building space-qualified radio-frequency (RF) components for Earth observation and science instruments, the European Space Agency (ESA) has 3D printed a satellite antenna designed as a single part. The antenna is now being tested in the agency's Compact Antenna Test Facility, located at ESA’s ESTEC technical center in the Netherlands. The prototype…

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