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Mission Microwave Receives Orders for BUCs for SATCOM Applications

Mission Microwave Technologies, LLC, a maker of efficient Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) and Block Upconverters (BUCs) reported that it received substantial orders and design wins from top-tier system integrators in both government and commercial satellite communications. Significant customer wins include applications for Ku Band BUCs across the range of …

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Plessey and JDC Partner on Micro LED Technology

UK firm Plessey Semiconductors announced a strategic partnership with Jasper Display Corp (JDC) of Taiwan. Plessey intends to utilize JDC’s silicon backplane to drive the monolithic microLED displays produced on Plessey’s proprietary GaN-on-Silicon (GaN-on-Si) wafers. JDC tailored the eSP70 silicon backplane for the requirements of micro LED devices. The full-color-capable …

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Skyworks to Acquire Avnera a Developer of ASoCs

Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a producer of analog semiconductors, reported that the company signed a definitive agreement to purchase Avnera Corporation, a developer of Analog System on Chip (ASoCs). According to Skyworks, acquisition of Avnera, a private fabless semiconductor supplier, adds ultra-low power analog circuits to its product portfolio. Skyworks says …

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U.S. Marine Corp Approves Northrop Grumman G/ATOR System for Early Fielding

The Northrop Grumman Corporation of Rolling Meadows, Illinois reports that the United States Marine Corp has approved its AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) for early fielding. This approval follows the delivery of the final Lot 1 and Lot 2 Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) G/ATOR system to the Marines. According …

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CST Global Gets Funding to Continue Work on Blue Laser Diodes for Laser-Cooled Quantum Sensing

CST Global, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sivers IMA Holdings AB and an independent, III-V optoelectronic, semiconductor foundry, will lead the government-funded, “Quantum Cooling using Mode Controlled Blue Lasers” project.  Dr. Thomas Slight, a CST Global research engineer, will manage the ‘CoolBlue2” project, as it is known. CST Global will get …

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Argo AI Acquires Princeton Lightwave

Argo AI, a robotics and artificial intelligence firm with financial backing of Ford Motor Co. as part of Ford’s self-driving car efforts, has acquired Princeton Lightwave Inc (PLI) of Cranbury, New Jersey, USA. Startup firm Princeton Lightwave produces indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs)-based near-infrared/shortwave-infrared (SWIR) single-photon detectors including LiDAR (light detection …

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Wolfspeed Showcases GaN RF Devices for Military Applications

Wolfspeed, a Cree Company, is highlighting the importance of its GaN-on-SiC RF devices in providing solutions for modern military communications. Wolfspeed says its RF devices support mobile military communications and counter-IED requirements. The company also says that specifically, its RF devices support the design and advancement of more efficient broadband …

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