Fresh Starts

Laird TechnologiesHas acquired Microwave Materials Group (MMG), the holding company of Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products. The purchase adds Emerson & Cuming's ECCOSORB, ECCOSTOCK, and ECCOSHIELD product lines to Laird's portfolio.
SynopsysHas been selected as BiTMICRO Networks' electronic design automation (EDA) provider for systemon- chip (SoC) design. BiTMICRO is a manufacturer of high-end enterprise Solid State Drive (SSD) technologies. In addition, Synopsis has linked its Protocol Analyzer offering with Springsoft's Verdi Automated Debug System, speeding protocol verification for SoC designs.
Hughes Network SystemsHas completed installation of its HN NOC-XT broadband satellite system for Pegaso Banda Ancha (Pegaso Broadband), a leading service provider in Mexico. The installation took place at Pegaso's new teleport in Toluca.
IBMHas entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Worklight. The software company's mobile application management platform and tools serve numerous industries, including retail, financial services, technology, travel and hospitality, and manufacturing.
Texas Instruments (TI)Has collaborated with Aricent, a communications-focused technology services company, on the development of a small cell protocol stack. The offering is optimized for TI's Key- Stone-based multicore SoCs.
QualcommThe company's Qualcomm Life subsidiary has entered into a collaboration with Orange Business Services. Qualcomm Life will use Orange Business Services' M2M connectivity services in Europe for its 2net Platform, connecting health care providers with patients and enabling secure remote monitoring for various chronic diseases.
Agilent TechnologiesHas completed its acquisition of Accelicon Technologies' software offerings and technology for semiconductor device modeling. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Curtiss-WrightHas reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2011. In the fourth quarter, the company posted a net sales increase of 7% to $561 million, up from $523 million in 2010. For 2011, net sales increased 9% to $2.05 billion, up from $1.89 billion in 2010 the previous year.
Lockheed MartinHas delivered the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, where it will be readied for an April liftoff aboard an Atlas V launch vehicle. The AEHF system is the successor to the five-satellite Milstar constellation. In addition, Lockheed Martin has completed optical-electronic lightning sensitivity testing on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) -R Series Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) spaceflight instrument. Testing took place at the company's Advanced Technology Center in Palo Alto, CA, and will be followed by thermal and thermalvacuum testing in the coming months.
ModelithicsHas announced a partnership with Virginia Diodes (VDI). The two companies are providing nonlinear models of VDI's W-band single anode and W-band zero-bias-detector (ZBD) Schottky diodes.
NTT ComThe company's NTT Indonesia subsidiary has launched its own fiberoptic network near Jakarta.

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