Take a look at and Measurement: PCTel revenues up 15% YoY


PCTel noticed its revenues develop greater than 15% in comparison with the identical time final 12 months, to $25 million, and the testing gear and antenna firm generated income for the second quarter of $400,000.

David Neumann, CEO of PCTel, mentioned that the corporate has expanded its distribution channels, launched new antenna and testing merchandise and that it has acquired “multimillion greenback OEM orders” for its Gflex and HBflex RF scanning receivers.

PCTel’s check and measurement enterprise noticed revenues develop almost 16% year-over-year, pushed by increased revenues for 5G merchandise within the U.S., in line with the corporate. A lift of almost 13% in revenues for its antennas and industrial IoT section was resulting from extra gross sales of antennas for fleet functions in addition to revenues from PCTel’s acquisition of vehicular and IoT antenna firm Smarteq within the spring of 2021.

PCtel’s income of $400,000 for the quarter improved upon a web lack of $200,000 within the year-ago interval.

“We anticipate optimistic momentum to proceed and are keenly centered on executing on our three key progress methods: Launching progressive wi-fi merchandise, growing market share by offering extra parts of the wi-fi ecosystem, and increasing and leveraging distribution channels,” Neumann mentioned.

In different check information:

Anritsu has added a spectrum analyzer choice to its VectorStar vector community analyzer (VNA) collection of devices. The check firm famous that the combination of a spectrum analyzer to a VNA permits engineers to “shortly switch a difficult VNA measurement to the spectrum analyzer—with out altering the check setup or utilizing a number of devices.”

Anritsu added that having each the VNA and spectrum analyzer features permits “simultaneous, sequential S-parameter and spectrum evaluation”; the instrument can analyze units ubt is “preferrred for on-wafer measurements” as a result of it makes a direct reference to an on-wafer machine. A number of ports additionally allow the VNA to supply multi-channel synchronized spectrum evaluation, in line with the corporate.

Keysight Applied sciences mentioned that Chinese language machine producer Xiaomi is utilizing its 5G machine testing resolutions for validation of 5G New Radio Launch 16 options and specs.   

Advantest is utilizing Rohde & Schwarz’s R&S RTP oscilloscope to assist large-scale manufacturing analysis of high-speed system-on-chip (SoC) testers. Advantest, primarily based in Japan, is utilizing the RTP 16 GHz bandwidth mannequin. Noriaki Fukushima of the Advantest SoC check enterprise headquarters mentioned in a assertion that utilizing the RTP and constructing a brand new transport inspection line has helped Advantest reply to elevated demand and that the corporate plans to develop its use of the RTP.

-Ohio-based Nordson introduced this week that it’s buying semiconductor and electronics testing firm CyberOptics for $54 a share, or round $380 million. Nordson mentioned that CyberOptics’ optical sensing tech might be a lift to testing and inspection capabilities, notably for semiconductor manufacturing course of.

Nordson mentioned that CyberOptics, which is predicated in Minneapolis, Minnesota, generates about $100 million in annual income and that the corporate’s almost 200 staff will develop into a part of Nordson.

“[CyberOptics’] modern 3D optical sensing expertise and market main wi-fi measurement sensors will develop Nordson’s present check and inspection capabilities, permitting us to supply new differentiated options to our semiconductor and electronics clients,” mentioned Sundaram Nagarajan, president and chief govt officer. The corporate’s wi-fi measurement sensors assist device set-up and diagnostics within the wafer fabrication and packaging course of.

-Enterprise planning and provide chain modernization firm Kinaxis says it’s working with NI to assist the corporate modernize and achieve higher visibility into its provide chain.

“A important element of the NI progress technique is concentrating on segments with highly effective progress drivers, together with electrical and autonomous automobiles, wi-fi communication, and new area expertise. Our extremely differentiated applied sciences and choices allow our clients to continually evolve their testing methods to get to market quicker,” mentioned Adam Rutkovszky, NI’s director of provide chain transformation. “To make sure sturdy relationships with all of our clients, we’re dedicated to modernizing our provide chain course of for well timed supply. The distinctive capabilities supplied by Kinaxis align with our precedence to serve our clients with the velocity and accuracy required. In return, our enterprise might be extra predictable and course of environment friendly.” NI mentioned that working with Kinaxis will allow it to “have full transparency throughout its provide chain and the flexibility to stability all features of the demand and provide plans immediately and repeatedly” and be capable to run a number of eventualities to handle points once they come up.


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