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Microwaves & RF UPDATE
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December 22, 2005
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Today's Table of Contents:
1. Expanding Coverage For Military Tastes
2. Xpedion Teams With Gennady Gildenblat
3. Worldwide Telecom Industry To Reach $1.2 Trillion in 2006
4. Avago Technologies Ships 500 Millionth IR Transceiver
5. ANADIGICS Opens Online Store
6. TestMart Inks GSA Agreement with XL Microwave
7. Hittite Promotes Stephen Daly
8. Book Review
9. Happenings - Conferences


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1.  Viewpoint
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Expanding Coverage For Military Tastes

Readers of this newsletter and its parent magazine, Microwaves & RF,
tend to have diversified interests in engineering, spread among
broad areas that include modeling, devices, test, quality control,
research, components, and systems, to name a few. And while the
newsletter and the magazine attempt to serve all, topics cover wide
market areas, from commercial, to industrial, to military.

Beginning this week, however, readers with a military bent have a
magazine to call their own: Penton's Military Electronics, an
all-digital publication (with no print version). An e-mail link will
be sent each month to its readers, and they will be able to read the
magazine a computer screen at a time, since each screen is a
self-contained story or set of stories. Interested? Visit the web
site at www.mwrf.com for more, or drop me a line at
mailto:jbrowne@penton.com asking for a copy and we'll get one in the
(e) mail to you. And happy and healthy holidays to you and yours.


JACK BROWNE
Technical Director


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2. News
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Xpedion Teams With Gennady Gildenblat

Simulation specialist Xpedion Design Systems (Milpitas, CA) has
formed a partnership with Dr. Gennady Gildenblat, co-developer of
the public-domain Penn State-Philips (PSP) device model. Dr.
Gildenblat, professor of Electrical Engineering at The Pennsylvania
State University, co-developed the PSP model with Philips. He will
work with Xpedion to provide PSP parameter extraction for Xpedion
modeling services. Dr. Gildenblat remarks "The PSP model
significantly advances the state of the art in compact MOSFET
modeling and is made possible by recently found practical solutions
of several long-standing mathematical problems of compact modeling."
He adds "Parameter extraction and training provided by Xpedion makes
the model available for immediate engineering applications."
Xpedion Design Systems ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1C9EA:49027F


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3. News
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Worldwide Telecom Industry To Reach $1.2 Trillion in 2006

A new analysis report from Insight Research (New York, NY) predicts
that global telecommunications industry revenue will reach $1.2 trillion
by the close of 2006. According to the study, wireless revenue will
approach almost 49 percent of all telecommunications services
revenue by the close of 2006 and will grow to 55.6 percent of all
telecommunications industry revenue by 2010. The 304-page report,
"The 2006 Telecom Industry Review: An Anthology of Market Facts and
Forecasts," predicts that worldwide telecommunications industry
services revenue will grow from $1.2 trillion in 2006 to almost $1.6
trillion in 2010.
Insight Research ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1C9DF:49027F


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4. News
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Avago Technologies Ships 500 Millionth IR Transceiver

Avago Technologies, formerly the semiconductor division of Agilent
Technologies, has shipped over 500 million infrared (IR) tranceivers
since releasing its first IrDA-compliant device in 1994. One of the
founding members of the Infrared Data Association (IrDA), the firm
supports IR products with data rates from 115 kb/s to 4 Mb/s.
According to Chee-Kien Lim, worldwide business manager for infrared
products in Avago Technologies' Optical Communication Solutions
Div., "We're very pleased to announce this milestone, as it
underscores our leadership position as the world's number one
supplier of infrared transceivers."
Avago Technologies ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1C9E4:49027F
 

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5. News
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ANADIGICS Opens Online Store

Device and IC supplier ANADIGICS has opened an online store for
ordering samples of their products. Interested parties can now order
such components as GSM and WCDMA switches and power amplifiers from
the firm's web site, by clicking on the "Buy Samples Online" button.
According to Jennifer Palella, Senior Director of Worldwide
Marketing and Distribution Sales at ANADIGICS, notes that the online
store offers "a quick and convenient channel for design engineers,
technicians, and purchasing agents to order samples of our high
performance products, thereby helping manufacturers decrease
time-to-market."
ANADIGICS ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1C9E5:49027F


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6. News
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TestMart Inks GSA Agreement with XL Microwave

Test services specialist TestMart and microwave test equipment
supplier XL Microwave/Pendulum Instruments have signed a General
Services Administration (GSA) agreement to provide the US government
and federal contractors with special pricing on select frequency
counters, wireless test instruments, and other measurement products.
TestMart is authorized to offer a special series of Pendulum
Instruments counters, spectrum monitor/analyzers, microwave antenna
path alignment test sets, field analyzer transmitters, data loggers,
synchronization testers, current supplies, wavemeters and oscillator
controllers. According to Tom Duckworth, Government Marketing of
Pendulum Instruments, "This is a fantastic opportunity for us to
expand and further assist current federal customers."
TestMart ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1C9E7:49027F
Pendulum Instruments ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1C9E1:49027F
 

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7. News
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Hittite Promotes Stephen Daly

Hittite Microwave Corp. announced the promotion of Stephen G. Daly,
President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the company,
to the additional office of Chairman of the Board. He succeeds the
company's founder, Yalcin Ayasli, who will remain on the Board and
serve as Chairman Emeritus.  Mr. Daly, who joined the company in
1996, has served as President since January 2004 and Chief Executive
Officer since December 2004. Dr. Ayasli, who founded the company
after leaving Raytheon, noted of Daly: "His performance as President
and Chief Executive Officer has been outstanding.  We have great
confidence in his ability to successfully lead the company and
continue its growth into the future."
Hittite Microwave Corp. ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1C9E9:49027F
 

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8. Book Review
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Next Generation Mobile Systems: 3G and Beyond

Edited by Minoru Etoh of DoCoMo Communications Labs (San Jose, CA),
this 382-page text provides an accessible look forward to the next
generation of mobile communications. It traces the evolution of
mobile networks and services, the all-IP network in cdma2000 and
UMTS systems, differences in radio access technologies, the growth
of WLANs, middleware and its applications, wireless web services,
and security policy and algorithms for wireless applications.
Written at a marketing/sales level, the book provides mostly
nonmathematical explanations and includes an extensive bibliography
for further research. The hardcover book sells for $120.00.
John Wiley & Sons ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1C9EB:49027F


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9.  Happenings - Conferences
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IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium
January 17-19, 2006
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA
http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1C9E2:49027F

IEC DesignCon 2006
February 6-9, 2006
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, CA
http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1C9EE:49027F

RF & Hyper
March 21-23, 2006
CNIT
La Defense, Paris, France
http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1C9E3:49027F

Del Mar Electronics Show
April 26-27, 2006
Del Mar Fairgrounds
Del Mar, CA
http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1C9EF:49027F

CALL FOR PAPERS
IMAPS International Conference on
High-Temperature Electronics (HiTEC 2006)
May 15-18, 2006
Hilton of Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM
http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1C9E0:49027F

International Microwave Theory & Techniques
Symposium (MTT-S)
June 11-16, 2006
Moscone Convention Center
San Francisco, CA
http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1C9E8:49027F

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