December 22, 2005 Newsletter

Dec. 22, 2005
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December 22, 2005

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Today's Table of Contents:
1. Expanding Coverage For Military Tastes 
2. Xpedion Teams With Gennady Gildenblat 
3. Worldwide Telecom Industry To Reach $1.2 Trillion in 2006
4. Avago Technologies Ships 500 Millionth IR Transceiver 
5. ANADIGICS Opens Online Store 
6. TestMart Inks GSA Agreement with XL Microwave 
7. Hittite Promotes Stephen Daly 
8. Book Review
9. Happenings - Conferences 

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1.  Viewpoint 
Expanding Coverage For Military Tastes

Readers of this newsletter and its parent magazine, Microwaves & RF, 
tend to have diversified interests in engineering, spread among 
broad areas that include modeling, devices, test, quality control, 
research, components, and systems, to name a few. And while the 
newsletter and the magazine attempt to serve all, topics cover wide 
market areas, from commercial, to industrial, to military. 

Beginning this week, however, readers with a military bent have a 
magazine to call their own: Penton's Military Electronics, an 
all-digital publication (with no print version). An e-mail link will 
be sent each month to its readers, and they will be able to read the 
magazine a computer screen at a time, since each screen is a 
self-contained story or set of stories. Interested? Visit the web 
site at for more, or drop me a line at 
mailto:[email protected] asking for a copy and we'll get one in the 
(e) mail to you. And happy and healthy holidays to you and yours. 

Technical Director

2. News
Xpedion Teams With Gennady Gildenblat

Simulation specialist Xpedion Design Systems (Milpitas, CA) has 
formed a partnership with Dr. Gennady Gildenblat, co-developer of 
the public-domain Penn State-Philips (PSP) device model. Dr. 
Gildenblat, professor of Electrical Engineering at The Pennsylvania 
State University, co-developed the PSP model with Philips. He will 
work with Xpedion to provide PSP parameter extraction for Xpedion 
modeling services. Dr. Gildenblat remarks "The PSP model 
significantly advances the state of the art in compact MOSFET 
modeling and is made possible by recently found practical solutions 
of several long-standing mathematical problems of compact modeling." 
He adds "Parameter extraction and training provided by Xpedion makes 
the model available for immediate engineering applications."
Xpedion Design Systems --->

3. News
Worldwide Telecom Industry To Reach $1.2 Trillion in 2006

A new analysis report from Insight Research (New York, NY) predicts 
that global telecommunications industry revenue will reach $1.2 trillion 
by the close of 2006. According to the study, wireless revenue will 
approach almost 49 percent of all telecommunications services 
revenue by the close of 2006 and will grow to 55.6 percent of all 
telecommunications industry revenue by 2010. The 304-page report, 
"The 2006 Telecom Industry Review: An Anthology of Market Facts and 
Forecasts," predicts that worldwide telecommunications industry 
services revenue will grow from $1.2 trillion in 2006 to almost $1.6 
trillion in 2010. 
Insight Research --->

4. News
Avago Technologies Ships 500 Millionth IR Transceiver

Avago Technologies, formerly the semiconductor division of Agilent 
Technologies, has shipped over 500 million infrared (IR) tranceivers 
since releasing its first IrDA-compliant device in 1994. One of the 
founding members of the Infrared Data Association (IrDA), the firm 
supports IR products with data rates from 115 kb/s to 4 Mb/s. 
According to Chee-Kien Lim, worldwide business manager for infrared 
products in Avago Technologies' Optical Communication Solutions 
Div., "We're very pleased to announce this milestone, as it 
underscores our leadership position as the world's number one 
supplier of infrared transceivers."
Avago Technologies --->

5. News
ANADIGICS Opens Online Store

Device and IC supplier ANADIGICS has opened an online store for 
ordering samples of their products. Interested parties can now order 
such components as GSM and WCDMA switches and power amplifiers from 
the firm's web site, by clicking on the "Buy Samples Online" button. 
According to Jennifer Palella, Senior Director of Worldwide 
Marketing and Distribution Sales at ANADIGICS, notes that the online 
store offers "a quick and convenient channel for design engineers, 
technicians, and purchasing agents to order samples of our high 
performance products, thereby helping manufacturers decrease 

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6. News
TestMart Inks GSA Agreement with XL Microwave

Test services specialist TestMart and microwave test equipment 
supplier XL Microwave/Pendulum Instruments have signed a General 
Services Administration (GSA) agreement to provide the US government 
and federal contractors with special pricing on select frequency 
counters, wireless test instruments, and other measurement products. 
TestMart is authorized to offer a special series of Pendulum 
Instruments counters, spectrum monitor/analyzers, microwave antenna 
path alignment test sets, field analyzer transmitters, data loggers, 
synchronization testers, current supplies, wavemeters and oscillator 
controllers. According to Tom Duckworth, Government Marketing of 
Pendulum Instruments, "This is a fantastic opportunity for us to 
expand and further assist current federal customers."
TestMart --->
Pendulum Instruments --->

7. News
Hittite Promotes Stephen Daly

Hittite Microwave Corp. announced the promotion of Stephen G. Daly, 
President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the company, 
to the additional office of Chairman of the Board. He succeeds the 
company's founder, Yalcin Ayasli, who will remain on the Board and 
serve as Chairman Emeritus.  Mr. Daly, who joined the company in 
1996, has served as President since January 2004 and Chief Executive 
Officer since December 2004. Dr. Ayasli, who founded the company 
after leaving Raytheon, noted of Daly: "His performance as President 
and Chief Executive Officer has been outstanding.  We have great 
confidence in his ability to successfully lead the company and 
continue its growth into the future."
Hittite Microwave Corp. --->

8. Book Review
Next Generation Mobile Systems: 3G and Beyond

Edited by Minoru Etoh of DoCoMo Communications Labs (San Jose, CA), 
this 382-page text provides an accessible look forward to the next 
generation of mobile communications. It traces the evolution of 
mobile networks and services, the all-IP network in cdma2000 and 
UMTS systems, differences in radio access technologies, the growth 
of WLANs, middleware and its applications, wireless web services, 
and security policy and algorithms for wireless applications. 
Written at a marketing/sales level, the book provides mostly 
nonmathematical explanations and includes an extensive bibliography 
for further research. The hardcover book sells for $120.00.
John Wiley & Sons --->

9.  Happenings - Conferences
IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium
January 17-19, 2006
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA

IEC DesignCon 2006
February 6-9, 2006
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, CA

RF & Hyper
March 21-23, 2006
La Defense, Paris, France

Del Mar Electronics Show 
April 26-27, 2006
Del Mar Fairgrounds
Del Mar, CA

IMAPS International Conference on 
High-Temperature Electronics (HiTEC 2006)
May 15-18, 2006
Hilton of Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM

International Microwave Theory & Techniques 
Symposium (MTT-S)
June 11-16, 2006
Moscone Convention Center
San Francisco, CA

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