Fresh Starts

International Manufacturing Services (IMS)Has donated a large quantity of thin-film chip resistors to Brigham Young University's Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering in Provo, Utah.
ip.accessHas signed a distribution agreement with GDS Technologies, an African network-engineering consultant. The agreement covers ip.access's range of 3G femtocells and enterprise picocells as well as its 2G picocell.
e2v and Arrow Electronics Have signed a contract to extend their partnership in the EMEA region. Along with e2v's range of high-reliability semiconductor products and services, Arrow has added the firm's QP Semi line of extended-life semiconductor devices.
Asahi Kasei Microdevices
Has selected Helic's VeloceRF and VeloceRaptor/X tools to be part of its advanced RF and analog/mixed-signal design flow.
Has opened its IC Design Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland. The company was awarded 175,000 from Scottish Development International to fund this initiative.
Sub10 Systems
Will take over production and sales for HUBER+SUHNER's SENCITY Link 100-, 160-, and 320-Mb/s product line. Affected HUBER+SUHNER employees will be moved to other positions within the company.
A.T. WallHas opened a new European warehouse facility. Staffed by Triple Logistics and Oceanair, the new warehouse stocks a variety of waveguide.
MaximIs introducing a new Obsolescence Mitigation (OM) Program, which is intended to minimize the impact of integrated-circuit (IC) device obsolescence on long-term military/aerospace programs. The new program will ensure a future supply of commercial-offthe- shelf (COTS) plastic parts utilized in long-term military/ aerospace programs.
Raytheon Co.
Has successfully integrated and tested its P25net land mobile radio with the Zetron Acom digital dispatch-control system. The test was written according to the Telecommunications Industry Association's Project 25 Console Subsystem Interface standard.
IxiaIxVeriWave, the company's recent product-line acquisition, is now supporting IPv6 testing over Wi-Fi networks and access points. IxVeriWave's suite of testing products, WaveTest, enables wireless service providers, equipment manufacturers, and enterprises to test new offerings for IPv6 compliancy and backward compatibility.
Has made its vGaN family of silicon-based wafer templates commercially available. The vGaN products provide an epitaxial surface for the growth of gallium-nitride (GaN) devices including field-effect transistors (FETs).
AT4 wireless
Is now offering pre-testing for LTE devices, according to North American network operators' requirements. The laboratory is utilizing Spirent Communications' 8100 Performance Test system.
Texas InstrumentsHas achieved ZigBee-certified status for its ZigBee Smart Energy 1.1 standard implementation. The company also has released its Z-Stack 2.5.0 offering, which is geared toward home-area networks (HANs).
Has added an Energy Harvesting TechZone to its online resources (located at Among the TechZone's features are application notes, product highlights and guides, training modules, videos, white papers, and engineer-penned articles.
Anritsu and Renesas Mobile Corp.
Have received 3GPP approval for their jointly delivered multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) test cases.
Has moved into a new product design center in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The 10,600-square-foot facility is expected to house 50 employees by the end of 2011.

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