Wireless Systems Design

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  • Magee Group has become a member of the UCLA-affiliated Wireless Internet for the Mobile Enterprise Consortium (www.winmec.ucla.edu). Magee Group founder, Jack Grubman, will join the WINMEC Carrier Advisory Board.
  • @Road Founder and former CEO, Rodric Fan, and @Road Co-founder, E. David Mleczko, announced a family of advanced mobile data products from their new venture: GenX Mobile, Inc. (www.genxmobile.com). GenX Mobile is located in San Jose, Calif. Its focus is to supply intelligent in-vehicle devices and technologies for the mobile-resource-management (MRM) and mobile-security industries.
  • AuthenTec, Inc. (www.authentec.com) raised $15 million in a Series D investment round led by the Carlyle Group. This funding should financially strengthen the company while providing strategic resources and solidifying its market position.
  • Integration Associates (www.integration.com) named Lou DiNardo, Intersil's (www.intersil.com) Executive VP of the Power Management Products Group, to its Board of Directors. Previously, DiNardo was Xicor's President and CEO.
  • Konarka Technologies, Inc. (www.konarka.com) announced that Dr. Arno Penzias is joining its Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Council. He will help to set the direction of Konarka's research and product-development efforts as well as its strategic technology and IP plans. Penzias is a venture partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA).
  • iVoice, Inc. (www.ivoice.com) appointed Arie Seidler as COO. Seidler will be responsible for business development and day-to-day operations related to marketing, sales, production, and personnel. Seidler is the Founder and former CEO of Vertical Solutions, Inc.
  • Idetic, Inc. (www.idetic.com) closed a $15 million financing round led by RedPoint Ventures and Menlo Ventures. They were joined in the financing by several of the company's original investors including Gefinor Ventures. In addition, the company added John Jarve of Menlo Ventures and Jeff Brody of Redpoint Ventures to its Board of Directors.
  • Information Gatekeepers, Inc. formed a "Telecom Education Center." The center is located adjacent to the offices of Information Gatekeepers at 320 Washington St. in Brighton, Mass. The Telecom Education Center (TEC) will focus on topical issues in telecommunications, such as test and measurement, traffic analysis, systems design, reliability, and basic telecommunications. For course descriptions and schedules, see www.teledcenter.com.
  • EarthSearch Communications, Inc. (www.earthsearch.us) has been launched. The private company focuses on the manufacture and development of tracking technology for security services, fleet-management solutions, law enforcement, courier service, critical cargo, and personal assets. Entrepreneur Kayode Aladesuyi is the company's Chairman and CEO.
  • Anadigm is launching an On-Line Personal Training program. In a small group setting, system designers can start designing and implementing complex analog circuits with Field Programmable Analog Arrays. The seminars are free, but advance registration is required. The complete schedule and online registration are available at www.anadigm.com/TE_05.asp.
  • Aeroflex /Metelics (www.aeroflex-metelics.com) appointed Peter Sahjani to the position of Director of Marketing and Business Development. Sahjani will focus on InGap HBT/p-HEMT amplifier products for the wireless-infrastructure telecom market. Prior to joining Metelics, Sahjani held several technical and senior-management positions at EiC Corp., M/A-Com, Loral, Filtronic Solid State (formerly Litton Solid State), and Agilent.
  • The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (www.eembc.org) announced the following new members: Applied Micro Circuits Corp., Juniper Networks, Marvell Semiconductor, Patriot Scientific, Qualcomm, and Rockwell Collins. The consortium now counts 58 corporate members.
  • Tahoe RF Semiconductor, Inc. (www.tahoerf.com) appointed Larry Larson to its Board of Directors. Larson is a Professor at the University of California, San Diego. He also is a technical advisor and board member of several key companies in the industry.
  • Ember's (www.ember.com) mesh-networking semiconductor system passed qualification testing to become National Technical Systems' (www.ntscorp.com) standard for evaluating IEEE 802.15.4 ZigBee-ready products. This designation identifies Ember as an essential ingredient for developing applications that conform to 802.15.4/ZigBee MAC and PHY, the IEEE's standards for high-reliability, low-power, and low-cost wireless networking. NTS will use the Ember system as part of its testbed and testing strategy to evaluate products.
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