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Mini-CircuitsHas expanded its global distribution network to India with the launch of The site gives consumers access to Mini-Circuits' entire catalog of RF/IF and microwave products. It offers nominal factory prices in local currency, in addition to details on local service, support, and freight information. MicrosemiThe company's SmartFusion customizable system-on-a-chip (cSoC) devices are now fully screened to meet military operating temperatures ranging from -55 to +125C. The devices feature an integrated ARM Cortex-M3-based processor.

FlextronicsHas completed its acquisition of Stellar Microelectronics. The acquisition extends Flextronics' service offering in custom packaging solutions, as well as increasing the company's aerospace, defense, and medical customer portfolio. MediaTekThe company's board of directors has approved the purchase of Coresonic AB, a Swedish provider of digital signal processor (DSP) technology. Following the formalization of the acquisition, Coresonic AB will become a wholly owned European subsidiary of MediaTek. SymmetricomThe company is now offering Global Positioning System disciplined-oscillator (GPSDO) modules and high-frequency source modules from Jackson Labs Technologies, Inc.a designer and manufacturer of precision time and frequency products.

Broadcom Corp.Has completed its acquisition of BroadLight, a provider of passive optical network (PON) processors. The addition expands Broadcom's broadband-access product line. RFMW and MAST TechnologiesHave announced a worldwide distribution agreement. RFMW will distribute MAST Technologies' portfolio of RF absorber material.

HughesIs supporting the Australian Defence Force (ADF) through a series of technology trials. The trials analyze the effects of transitioning from legacy Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA) systems to an Internet Protocol (IP) Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) architecture. Lockheed MartinHas completed assembly of the Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) Instrument Modules under a contract from the University of Arizona. NIRCam is the prime near-infrared imaging instrument for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). QualcommHas announced its second-quarter results for fiscal 2012. The company posted revenues of $4.94 billionup 28% year-over-year and 6% sequentially. Level 3 CommunicationsHas been named a strategic supplier to the new PSN Connectivity Framework, the United Kingdom's procurement channel for public sector agencies wishing to buy certified communications and encryption services. The selection was made after Level 3's IP-VPN solution passed a certification process. Raytheon Co.The company's wideband networking waveform has been accepted into the government's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) library. This waveform powers the Mobile Ad hoc Interoperability Network GATEway (MAINGATE) radio system.

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