SemiGenIs relocating to a new facility with expanded RF/microwave assembly and test capabilities. The 25,000-square-foot space is located at 920 Candia Road in Manchester, NH.
Gowanda ElectronicsHas completed a recapitalization of the company with Addison Capital Partners. First Niagara Bank and Banyan Mezzanine provided financing for the arrangement. Terms were not disclosed.
RFMDHas added two new gallium-arsenide (GaAs) process technologies to its foundry-services portfolio. Both the FD25 low-noise pHEMT and FET1H switching pHEMT processes are now available to foundry customers.
TAOSHas completed a strategic transition with austriamicrosystems AG to combine the two companies. In the transaction, austriamicrosystems acquired 100% of TAOS shares, valued at approximately $320 million. TAOS shareholders received cash and stock for their stake in the combined new company, which is estimated to be 20%.
AgilentHas launched a Wireless Videos web page to provide visitors with information about wireless design and test. The page can be found at www.agilent.com/find/WirelessVideos.
MITEQHas announced these new representatives: MC Microwave (Northern California and Nevada), Technical Marketing Specialists (New Mexico and Arizona), Omarin Technologies (Turkey and Israel), Sanetronic Co. (China and Hong Kong), and EMCO Elektronik (Austria, Germany, and Switzerland).
Valpey Fisher Corp.Has reached an agreement with Precise Time and Frequency (PTF) to sell and distribute the latter's products worldwide. Valpey Fisher will productize the PTF line and market it under the Valpey Fisher brand.
RemcomHas launched an online customer discussion forum. Membership, which is free, allows users to post topics, comment on others' posts, and upload content. It can be accessed by visiting http://www2.remcom.com/e/3842/iscussion-forum/7UW4Y/236497722 or http://www2.remcom.com/e/3842/orum/7UW58/236497722.
General DynamicsCompleted its previously announced purchase of Fortress Technologies on July 22. The cash transaction is expected to be accretive to General Dynamics' earnings beginning in 2012.
QualcommHas acquired select assets from GestureTek, a developer of gesture-recognition technology. The acquisition gives Qualcomm ownership of certain intellectual-property assets in addition to engineering resources.
Lockheed MartinHas received government safety approval for its MagneLink Magnetic Communication System (MCS). The wireless offering enables trapped miners and rescue workers to communicate during a disaster. In addition, the company is collaborating with Esri to provide online geospatial applications and services.
Optimum Communications Services (OCS)Has been granted US Patent #7,986,713. Targeting communications networks, this patent enables the bandwidth of physical-layer connections to be continuously optimized based on real-time data-traffic load variations.
D.L.S. Conformity AssessmentHas been accepted into Underwriters Laboratories' Third Party Test Data Program. This will allow D.L.S. to test directly to UL standards for ITE, audio/video, medical devices and equipment, and laboratory test and measurement equipment for formal listing.