MU-DEL Electronics, Inc.—For the second time in 12years, has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) five-year contract by the FAA to supply the FAA with its new generation of VHF and UHF receiver multicouplers. The basic contract is valued at $9.8 million with a five-year option. This option, if exercised by the FAA, brings the potential value of this contract to $21 million.
MU-DEL has been the FAA's only recognized supplier of VHF and UHF receiver multicouplers since 1995.
Motorola, Inc.—Announced contracts worth $394 million with China Mobile Communications Corp. (CMCC) for GSM network expansion. The multiple contracts were signed in the first half of 2007. Approximately 60 percent of the revenue from these contracts was recognized in the first half of 2007.
Pursuant to the contracts, Motorola supplied CMCC with GSM infrastructure equipment such as its Horizon II base stations, in addition to value-added services. The expanded networks are now successfully deployed across 16 provinces and municipalities, including Beijing, Tianjin, Si Chuan, Zhe Jiang, Hunan, Guangdong, Yun Nan, Fu Jian, Hu Bei, Shan Xi, Jilin, Liaoning, Jiang Xi, Anhui, Guizhou, and Inner Mongolia.
Alliant Techsystems—Announced that its Mission Research & Technical Services (MRTS) business division has been awarded a $2.8 million contract by Sandia National Laboratories to build a unique multichannel test source for the US Nuclear Detection System (NDS) program, with distributed channel capabilities. The enhanced testing source substantially expands the scope of earlier modeling and simulation analysis work to include hardware development.
Options for $1.2 million have been negotiated, but not yet exercised, that would extend the effort through March 2009. Work will be performed at ATK facilities in Santa Barbara, CA and Colorado Springs, CO.
RFID Ltd.—Entered into an agreement with Northern California-based Capton, Inc., a provider of RFID solutions for the hospitality industry and Blue Star, a distributor of point-of-sale and RFID products.
Capton's beverage tracker will help prevent losses from bartenders "overpouring" drinks or selling drinks for cash and pocketing the money.
Beverage Tracker solution takes advantage of RFID technology and imbeds a micro chip into a liquor pour spout. Via this technology, managers can monitor exactly what is being poured, spot unacceptable pouring behavior, and produce reports which show what specific pours occurred outside of standard or without a corresponding Point of Sale (POS) button push. In addition, managers and staff can produce brand consumption reports which are utilized to provide real-time visibility into inventory position for more effective inventory ordering and control of disappearing bottles. Beverage Tracker is also used in banquet operations to produce customer invoices detailing exact pouring records recorded during catering events, thereby dramatically reducing customer contention of liquor invoices and controlling liquor costs.
Harris Corp.—Has been awarded a $76 million contract to supply the government of Pakistan with Falcon ® II high-frequency tactical radios.
Under terms of the contract, Harris will provide Pakistan with the Falcon® II RF-5800H, an advanced, high-frequency (HF) SSB/VHF-FM system that provides reliable and secure tactical communications. Harris also will supply ancillary and support equipment, spare and repair parts, training, and logistics support.
This is the second large order Pakistan has placed for Harris Falcon® radios in the past three years. In 2005, the Pakistani government placed a $68 million order for Harris tactical radios.
MU-DEL Electronics, Inc.—Has just signed on two new representatives to market their products. MU-DEL manufactures high-technology RF equipment, which includes the following: RF multicouplers from 1 kHz to 40.0 GHz, RF frequency converters (up and downconverters) that work from baseband to 26.5 GHz, RF switching distribution systems which work from DC to 26.5 GHz and specialized RF products.
Integral Marketing will be covering the mid-Atlantic states, which include Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Their phone number is (301) 731-4370.
Don DuPont Sales will be covering Florida. Their phone number is (321) 432-0516.
QUALCOMM, Inc.—Announced that it has repurchased and retired approximately 29 million shares of common stock during July and August 2007 for approximately $1.1 billion under its $3.0 billion stock repurchase repurchase program. Approximately $1.5 billion remains authorized for repur-chase in future periods, net of put options outstanding, under the stock repurchase program announced on May 22, 2007.
TriQuint Semiconductor—Has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Park Devices, Inc. of Boulder, CO, in a cash transaction expected to close within the quarter. Peak Devices is a privately held, fabless semiconductor company with a highly experienced RF team that focuses on RF discrete transistor technology. Its market segments include two-way communications, FM and television broadcast, telecommunications, avionics, radar, and military.
Zarlink Semiconductor, Inc.—Announced that it has sold its Mitel Networks Corp. shares for $12.9 million, following the approval of the merger of Mitel and Inter-Tel (Delaware), Inc.
Coaxial Dynamics—Has appointed Evergo Instruments, Inc. as its representative in Taiwan. Evergo's contact information is: Evergo Instruments, Inc., 5 Fl. No. 495, Chung-Cheng Rd., Hsin-Tien, Taipei, Taiwan ROC 231; 886-2-2752-0767, FAX: 886-2-8773-0678, e-mail: [email protected], Internet: www.evergo.com.tw.