LOS ANGELES, CASilvus Technologies received funding under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) MNM (Mobile Networked MIMO) program in 2007. The funding covers work on phase two and potentially phase three of the program for MIMO development. Silvus Technologies was chosen as the only performer on the program. The contract is valued up to $15.5 million for both phases.

DARPA is looking to multiple input/multiple output (MIMO) radio technology, which has the potential to increase data rates by 10 to 20 times above current systems.

DARPA aims to exploit the adaptability of MIMO-capable systems for vehicular and handheld applications. The agency also seeks to identify technologies that will result in a system of communications devices and software that are built from the ground up to support the requirements and potential flexibility of an MNM-enabled network.

ISLE OF WIGHT, ENGLANDRF Engines Ltd. (RFEL) has won the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) Business Award for Innovation & Creativity sponsored by QinetiQ and Shoosmiths Solicitors.

The judges found that RFEL was an exceptional company whose management understand the importance of protecting its intellectual property. The judges commended the management team for its approach to investment and infrastructure and recruitment.

Digby, Lord Jones, Minister for Trade & Investment, said: "The South East contains some of the country's most exceptional businesses and these awards are a great way of recognizing the region's achievements. I am delighted these awards have been designed to recognize sustainability as I believe that business must constantly think about its place in this changing world if it wants to be truly successful."