Tech sector takes a lead in tackling modern slavery

TechUK moves to further drive out modern slavery from tech supply chains. A  report on modern slavery reporting standards in the tech sector from techUK makes recommendations for both businesses and Government to help improve the quality of reporting. The 2015 Modern Slavery Act is one of the world’s first national laws for combatting modern ...

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Anritsu provides calibration of RF handhelds in Holland through Trescal  

Anritsu has extended its partnership with Dutch certified service provider Trescal to provide calibration and repair services for its handheld RF instruments. This will include the Site Master range of handheld cable and antenna analysers, and the Master series of handheld vector network and spectrum analysers. Anritsu will also provide Trescal with ongoing training and ...

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Keysight and millimetre-wave start-up address 5G test challenges

Keysight Technologies has formed a partnership with millimetre-wave start-up Movandi for the testing of its RF front-end which incorporates antenna and beamforming for 5G small cell and basestations. California-based Movandi will use Keysight’s esting and measurement tools in the development, qualification, and manufacturing of mmWave RF and antenna technologies. Movandi will also provide antenna arrays ...

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Good Timing

Like the mills of God, the move from quartz-based timers to MEMS-based timers has been a slow but remorseless grind. But that could be changing. “We started shipping in 2008 – we were in single digit millions at that time – now we’ve just shipped our billionth device,” saysv SiTime’s CEO Rajesh Vashist, “in the ...

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Qualcomm announces operator and OEM modem partners

Qualcomm has announced 5G commercial link-ups with 19 network operators and 18 infrastructure OEMs. Qualcomm says its latest Snapdragon X50 5G modem will be trialled by 19 network operators. The trials will be run in sub-6 GHz spectrum and in mmWave spectrum, Among the operators are: AT&T, BT, China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, Deutsche ...

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1.25Gbps Wi-Fi for tube trains

A mobile hotspot network will deliver 1.25Gbps WiFi to subway customers allowing them to stream HD videos without interruption while underground, thanks to a newly-developed mmWave wireless backhaul technology. The first commercial service using this technology will debut on the Seoul subway system later this year. The technology was developed by ETRI, Korea’s Electronics and Telecommunications ...

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Qualcomm rejects Broadcom bid

Qualcomm has rejected Broadcom’s offer of $82 a share, however it has agreed to a meeting to discuss the bid. “Your proposal is inferior relative to our prospects as an independent company and is significantly below both trading and transaction multiples in our sector,” wrote Qualcomm Chairman Paul Jacobs to Broadcom CEO Hock Tan As ...

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