From EE Times:
A forecast of what to look out for among electronic products in the coming year.
From Forbes and Starburst:
Elon Musk told a group of assembled space entrepreneurs that if they can build a rocket component better than SpaceX can, “we would love to buy that,” noting his private space startup used to build the landing legs for its Falcon 9 rocket but now buys them from race car manufacturer All American Racers. “We’d love to outsource more.”
The International Microwave Symposium has wrapped up for another year of networking, account meetings, program discussions, and learning about new technologies and processes for everything RF/Microwave. This years show in Boston had a great layout, and host city. The breakouts, technical sessions and engagements were curated conveniently as well.
SpaceX's internet-satellite megaconstellation appears to be off to a good start in low-Earth orbit.
The first 60 members of the company's Starlink network launched last night(May 23) atop a Falcon 9 rocket. The satellites deployed smoothly about an hour after liftoff, and they came online shortly thereafter, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk announced via Twitter last night.
The QF team will once again be in attendance at IMS this year alongside our lineup of suppliers. Feel free to reach out (firstname.lastname@example.org) and schedule a meetup to discuss our services and linecard. We'll be there all week June 3rd-7th.
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Microelectronics Products & Services (Northrop Grumman) #823
Milliwave Silicon Solutions MilliBox #2000 (5G Pavilion)
Trans-Tech / Skyworks #424
Nova Microwave / Res-Net #150
Microwave Applications Group #1013
Polyfet RF Devices #224
If all continues to go as planned, OneWeb’s first six spacecraft will finish on-orbit testing this spring, clearing the path for an initial system of 648 satellites — 600 operational and 48 spares — and setting the stage for a larger system that could eventually number 900 or more satellites.
Artificial intelligence in space exploration is gathering momentum. Over the coming years, new missions look likely to be turbo-charged by AI as we voyage to comets, moons, and planets and explore the possibilities of mining asteroids.