Fresh Starts

nTelos Wireless and Alcatel-LucentSuccessfully completed an end-to-end 4G LTE field trial in Waynesboro, VA.
Alcatel-Lucentprovided an end-to-end integrated solution that included 4G LTE base stations (eNodeBs); the Evolved Packet Core (EPC); IP-service-routing network elements; and operation, administration, and maintenance (OAM) systems.
Valpey Fisher Corp.
Launched its new corporate website. New features on the site include a Markets section, which lists Valpey Fisher product offerings for specific business sectors. In addition, a Resource Center offers product specifications, white papers, and other educational materials.
LXI Consortium
Has to date certified 1500 commercially available LXI-compliant instruments from 32 different manufacturers in 188 separate product families. The number of LXI-compliant instruments has grown dramatically since 2005, when only a handful of products from two Consortium members were certified compliant. The next LXI General Meeting and PlugFest is scheduled for May 16 to 18 in San Diego.
Standex Electronics
Has debuted the company's new global website, www. In addition to completely new navigational tools, the site features multiple contact options (including live chat, click to talk, and short "contact us" forms) and links to the company's Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube sites.
Pasternack Enterprises, Inc.Has moved to a new Orange County, CA facility. The new Pasternack facility is located at 17802 Fitch, Irvine, CA 92614.
Premo Wuxi
Has received an R&D Center certification from China's Jiangsu Province. Premo Wuxi is the only small-and-medium-enterprise European electronics company to have received such recognition from the Chinese government.
Has completed its acquisition of Atheros Communications, Inc. Atheros will now operate as Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm. In addition, Qualcomm's Connectivity Team will shift to Qualcomm Atheros. The acquisition was completed at an enterprise value of approximately $3.1 billion.
Wi-Fi Alliance
Announced that Huawei, LG Electronics, and Samsung Electronics have become sponsor members, with each company appointing a director to the organization's board.
Laird TechnologiesHas signed SE Spezial-Electronic AG as a distributor in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Poland for its wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) offerings. Laird's product line targets the automotive, telematics, healthcare, retail, finance, security, and asset-management markets.
Vanguard EMS and Tektronix Component Solutions
Have signed a joint marketing agreement to formalize their collaboration in the defense, aerospace, medical, and industrial equipment markets. The collaboration is intended to provide customers with access to the engineering, manufacturing, and test services needed to support their assembly requirements from the microelectronics level to final system build and test.
Premier Farnell and Johanson
Have signed a global franchise distribution agreement. In addition, the two companies will collaborate on new product information via element 14, Premier Farnell's portal and online community for electronic design engineers.

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