GIGACOMPEB has appointed GIGACOMP GmbH as distributor of EB Propsim radio channel emulators in Germany and Austria. Entering this cooperation is an important step for both companies because it will provide customers with improved availability of EB Propsim solutions locally. GIGACOMP GmbH represents manufacturers of RF and microwave test equipment and components; EB specializes in demanding embedded software and hardware solutions for the wireless and automotive industries.
TDK Corp. and EPCOS AGHave signed a Business Combination Agreement (BCA). The purpose of the agreement is to combine EPCOS with TDK's activities in the electronic components field. The combination will create an industryleading electronic components company with a strong presence across customer sectors and regions. The BCA contains the basis of the partnership and the roadmap for its implementation.
AptasicHas chosen Credence Diamond 10 from Credence Systems Corp. for mixed-signal IC testing and to expand its analog and digital test capabilities. Aptasic SA specializes in the supply chain management and the testing of analog or mixed-signal ASICs, in small, medium or large quantities.
NXDN ForumHas been formally established by eight members that include: Kenwood Corporation, Icom Inc., Kenwood USA Corporation, Icom America Inc., Aeroflex Wichita Inc., Daniels Electronics Ltd., Ritron Inc. and Trident Datacom Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Trident Micro Systems. As the demand for land mobile radio is increasing each year, more efficient use of frequency resources is sought. Under such circumstances, for land mobile radio systems designed for the business and industry market, a cost-effective communication method is sought, and there is a need for such a communication system. The aim of this system is the efficient use of frequencies through digitization. Kenwood Corporation and Icom Inc. conducted a joint study on such a new form of digital land mobile radio communication protocol for the business and industry market, and the result of such a study is now called "NXDN." It will provide high cost-performance and excellent features, and analog FM-type amplifiers and other equipment can be used in this system.
ViaSatHas opened a new office in Tampa, FL to support the ongoing demand for the company's government information assurance products and services. Employees began moving into the new office, ViaSat's 11th office location in the United States, in June. ViaSat is a 22 year-old company with a history of technology leadership and innovation in the satellite and aerospace industry. The office will occupy 6,000 square feet at 5550 W. Idlewild Ave in the TIA Airport Area, the western anchor of the Florida High Tech Corridor.
Times Microwave SystemsHas announced price changes for LMR products. Due to continued increases in material costs for metals and petrochemicals used in the manufacturing of Times LMR cables, connectors and accessories and higher related costs including freight, prices for most items increased effective Aug. 1, 2008.
Palomar TechnologiesHas announced that Palomar management has bought out the original investor group that spun the company out of Hughes Aircraft in 1995. Local management, already with Palomar for many years, now owns the company. All of the current operations, products, and services will continue unchanged.
Trilithic Inc.Has acquired Online Security Service, an expert provider of managed Internet security solutions based in Cooper City, FL. It will now be called Trilithic Network Services. Trilithic Network Services will retain the management team of Kevin and Gary Windle, the brothers that cofounded the company in 1989.
Aperto NetworksThe company's new PacketMAX 4000 base station has received a 2008 WiMAX Distinction Award from Technology Marketing Corp. (TMC), an integrated global media company that follows the WiMAX market. By minimizing capital commitment per site, PacketMAX 4000 enables service providers to offer fixed, portable, and mobile broadband services and achieve profitability in a short time. At the same time, the system is highly scalable and can grow according to network coverage and capacity needs.