James Morra

Associate Content Producer,
Design, Engineering & Sourcing Group

James Morra has written technology news for Microwaves & RF since 2015. His other beat is writing news stories for sister publication, Electronic Design. He is based out of Austin, Texas.

Follow him on Twitter @jamesmorra810.

The Technology of Airport Security Scanners Helps Guide the Blind
A personal radar system could give a sixth sense to people whose sight has been lost or impaired. Finnish researchers are testing millimeter wave scanners for just that.
Marki Microwave Appoints New Chief Executive But Keeps Position in the Family
Now that it wants to sell parts outside its main field of frequency mixers, Marki Microwave is making its first chief executive change in 25 years. It didn't look far.
Intel Attempts to Clean Slate with 5G Modem
At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Intel revealed plans to sell a new modem chip for handling 5G wireless communications.
Multi-Protocol Chip Tries to Desegregate the Internet of Things
The wireless chip that Qorvo released on Tuesday is latest specimen to incorporate multiple radios that connect things like heating systems and light bulbs.
Quantenna Follows Up with Second 802.11ax Chip
Quantenna followed its announcement in October of the first known for 802.11ax with a lighter version revealed this week at CES in Las Vegas.
Modules Extend Frequency Range of Testers into Millimeter Range
Millitech has released a pair of wireless modules that bolt onto test equipment and extend their frequency range into the millimeter waves.
Teledyne Acquires E2V Technologies in $789 Million Deal
E2V Technologies is joining the technology conglomerate, which said that its technology would mesh with its microwave and image sensor products. The deal is worth $789 million.
Taking Wireless Sensor Networks out of Factories and Putting Them in Cars
Linear Technology recently said that it helped build a battery management system for electric vehicles using wireless sensors based on wireless networking chips and battery monitoring circuits.
Compound Semiconductor Maker II-VI Expands Factory
II-VI Incorporated, based in Saxonburg, Penn., expects four times the number of chips will leave the new plant by 2020.
So Far, Infineon’s Acquisition of Wolfspeed Cuts through Choppy Regulatory Waters
Infineon is on schedule to close the deal. Now it needs approval from an American security panel that has grown increasingly skeptical of foreign chip deals.
NFC Forum Plans Certification Program for Smart Tags
The NFC Forum has announced plans to offer a certification program for tags using near-field communications, which allow short, secretive messages to be shared with compatible devices.
Macom, Going toward the Light, Buys Applied Micro for $770 Million
The company’s appeal comes from its networking chips, which modulate electrical signals and share high-speed messages between servers.
Old Questions and New Answers at WamiCon 2017
How do you modify wireless components for next generation of connected devices? That is one question that will no doubt surface at next year's WamiCon.
Built to Help Computers Understand Hand Gestures, Tiny Radars Now Identify Objects
Researchers in Scotland have created a radar system that instantly recognizes objects like metal and body parts and distinguishes between them.
Qualcomm Teases a Prototype Spectrum Sharing Radio
Qualcomm's latest prototype radio is using new technology to gain access to large swathes of wireless spectrum not being used to their full potential.
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