Fresh Starts

Dec. 16, 2011
Richardson RFPDHas entered into a worldwide sales-distribution agreement with Analog Devices. Richardson RFPD will support the design-in of ADI's RF integrated circuits (ICs) along with the company's full range of analog, mixed-signal, and ...

Richardson RFPDHas entered into a worldwide sales-distribution agreement with Analog Devices. Richardson RFPD will support the design-in of ADI's RF integrated circuits (ICs) along with the company's full range of analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal-processing products.

API Technologies Corp.Has completed its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Commercial Microwave Technology (CMT). The total purchase price was $8.2 million in cash.

Microwave Marketing, Ltd. and Linwave TechnologyWith the purchase of a 1.5-acre site near Lincoln, UK, work on a new joint headquarters for the two companies has commenced. The facility will initially occupy over 11,000 square feet. Additional land will be retained for further business expansion.

NewNet Communication TechnologiesHas announced plans to acquire the former Motorola Solutions' WiMAX business from Nokia Siemens Networks. Under the terms of the agreement, NewNet would acquire the complete WiMAX product portfolio, the related employees and assets, and all active customer and supplier contracts. The companies expect to close before December 31.

CommScopeIs expanding manufacturing capabilities at one of its Suzhou, China facilities. The expansionComm-Scope's fourth to the facility since its 1997 inceptionis scheduled to be completed in early 2012.

LPRSHas appointed Singapore-based Veloxity Components Pte., Ltd. as its distributor for the Asia/Pacific region. Veloxity will principally sell LPRS' easyRadio Advanced (eRA) industrial wireless-communications modules as well as development kits and accessories.

Cambridge Design PartnershipHas opened a sales office in Palo Alto, CA to support the expansion of its medical technology business in the US. The new office will be led by Dr. Dominique Freeman and supported by a staff of medical technology engineers.

AWR Corp. and AnritsuHas announced the expansion of AWR Connected for Anritsu.The new offering will pair Anritsu's MS269xA/MS2830A signal-analyzer series and MS269xA-002/MS2830A-02x vector-signal-generator option (SA/VSG) hardware with AWR's Visual System Simulator (VSS) communications-system-design software.

Vaunix Technology Corp.Has announced the hiring of BQ Microwave as a sales representative. BQ Microwave will be responsible for customer relationships in Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands.

A.T. Wall Co.Has appointed Midtec Associates, Inc. as manufacturers' representatives for its products in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, and southern and central Illinois. Midtec will handle A.T. Wall's complete product line.

Global Certification Forum (GCF)Has activated its certification for dual-mode LTE/3G (UMTS/WCDMA) devices. This certification provides assurance that devices can combine different access technologies to deliver a consistent service offering.

TeleCommunication SystemsWill incorporate Hughes Network Systems' HX VSAT system in its TCS HX Enabled Secure Satellite Network. The network service, which will be sold by both TCS and Hughes, will provide international satellite coverage for government and military customers.

Quantum Ventures and NorthTech PartnersHave jointly announced the launch of ClearTech Ventures. Initiated by a $25-million commitment from Quantum, ClearTech will operate as a technology commercialization firm investing in disruptive emerging technologies.

Giga-tronicsHas closed on a $2.2-million investment from Alara Capital Partners. The company plans to use the investment proceeds primarily for R&D of new products in its instrument business.

Wireless Power Consortium (WPC)Has announced the addition of two new member companies. Huawei and Visteon both joined the WPC in October.

NitronexHas successfully completed qualification of its NRF1 discrete process for volume production at Global Communication Semiconductors (GCS). Under a long-term supply agreement between the two companies, GCS will exclusively provide Nitronex with NRF1 discrete and MMIC foundry services.

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