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Electronics & Tech Headline News Archive - August 2020

Technology Headline News Archives - RF Cafe

If you came to RF Cafe looking for a certain news item you remember seeing or found on a search engine, there is a good chance it is no longer on the homepage. Headlines change daily (except Saturdays). Here are links to all the headline archives.

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FCC Proposes to Reinstate Amateur Radio Service Fees

• Q1 2020 Global Cellular IoT Module Shipments Decline 28%

Fast and Steep Recovery at TSMC

TI Names New COO

Battery Breakthrough Gives Boost to Electric Flight


16.7% YoY Decline for Smartphones in Q2

• U.S. Space Force Tests New Anti-Jamming Capability

Carbon-Nanotube "Forest" Yields Flexible Supercapacitors

• Verizon Fights for Timely C-Band Transition

• No Limit Yet for Carbon Nanotube Fibers


Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) Projected to Grow Dramatically

Small Cell 5G Network Market >$2.4 Billion by 2025

• Rethinking Electronic Product Design

• U.S. Clamps down on Huawei's Efforts to Circumvent Export Rules

No Roaming Charges Between Central African Countries in 2021


Hurricane Watch Net Firms up Wednesday Activation Plans

NB-IoT Chipset Market to Be Worth $2.5B by 2025

Next Steps for 5G Survey Report

Huawei Building 45 nm Fab

• UK Ultra Broadband Delivers 178 Tbps


5G Mast Vandals Sprayed by SmartWater's Forensic Frap

New Contest for Portable Stations to Debut in October

Backup GPS Needed to Protect the U.S. and Spur Innovation

• What Public Safety Users Are Saying About Mobile Device Use

• Calculating Properties of Quantum Materials


Electronics Supply Chains Splitting Between China and U.S.

• Connected Devices Will Generate 79 Zettabytes of Data by 2025

• 5G Rollout Includes Challenges to Supply Chain

• Lockheed Martin & USC Build Smart CubeSats

Shorter Call Signs Popular with Australian Foundation Licensees


• Private Networks Get Boost from FCC Ruling on 900 MHz Band

• Amazon Alexa Bug Exposed Voice Data (again)

• October 23 is NASA's Target Date for 1st Operational Crew Dragon Launch

• Cayman Islands Considers New Subsea Cable

Zuckerberg Is Least Trusted Big Tech CEO


Courts Side with FCC in Red Tape Cutting Plan

China Launches Beidou GPS Equivalent

• IARU Announces HF Digital Mode Band Plan Review

Forgery-Proof Liquid Crystal Material Developed

• White House Announces 100 MHz of Additional Mid-Band for 5G


Court Rules in Favor of FCC in Small Cell Case

• Army Wants to Reduce Electronic Signatures of Command Posts

• CommScope Claims Rosenberger Infringing on Base Station Antennas Patents

• FCC Updates Smart Device Speed Test App

Cumulus Q2 down 48%


Do Engineers Live Longer?

Arecibo Observatory Reflector Dish Damaged after Cable Snaps (ET sabotage to prevent detection)

• Navy Completes 1st Flight Test of New EW Jamming Pod

5G Deployments Boost China Towers H1 Financial Results

Global Trade Trends to Watch


DoD to Share 3450-3550 MHz with 5G Commercial Operations

PALs (Priority Access License) Auction: $3B and Counting

Wi-Fi 6 Becoming More Like 5G

• NGMN Alliance Publishes Its 2nd 5G White Paper

• UK Celebrates ½-Million Gbit Broadband Milestone


Top Supply Chain Tech Trends for 2020

• USAF Air Force Holds EW Exercise with Classified Stealth Drone

• Wuhan Pandemic Widens Engineering Gender Gap Amongst Young People

Apple Finds Itself on Wrong Side of Russia's Competition Rules

Czech Spectrum Auction Leaves Space for New Players


• Digital Bits Soon to Outnumber Atoms on Earth

• U.S. Frees More Midband Spectrum as C-Band Auction Falls Short

• FCC Commissioner O'Rielly's Renomination on Hold Due to Ligado

Nokia's New CEO Working on Setting Strategy in "Dream Job"

• Qualcomm Seeks License to Sell 5G Chips to Huawei


CBRS Auction Surpasses $1B Threshold

Tax Holiday for China's 28nm Manufacturers

Tesla Sets 5-1 Stock Split as Stock Soars

• Strategies to Prevent Component Shortages During a Crisis

• IEEE: 5G Just Got Weird


• The New Tech Cold War

• FCC Approves C-Band Auction Procedures

June Semi Sales up 5.1% YoY

• NSA Warns Mobile Devices Can Expose User Locations to Adversaries

• European Commission Probes Google's Fitbit Acquisition


Global E-Waste Increases 21% in Last 5 Years (even eco-warriors won't give up stuff)

Engineers More Harried, But Still Happy with Their Jobs

• Driverless Guru Goes to Jail

• China's Hunan to Reach 22,000 5G Base Stations by End-2020

UK Broadband Gets a Boost in £900mn Government Project


Subsea Cable Linking Chile to Australia Snubs Chinese Connection

• USAF Experimental Navigation Satellite Cleared for Fabrication

• Amazon Gets FCC Approval for Project Kuiper Satellite Constellation

Semiconductor Rebound Around the Next Corner?

Micro/Mini-LED Revenue to Reach $4.2B in 2024


Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei Dominance Fading

• T-Mobile Claims World's 1st for 5G Standalone Deployment

• Wuhan Virus Blamed for 15.7% YoY Smartphone Shipments Decline

• White House Partnership to Boost Quantum Science Education

• Telstra 5G to Cover 75% of Aussie Population by June 2021


GaAs RF Front End Revenue Falls by 3.8% in 2020

Korean Carriers to Share 5G Infra in Small Towns

• Use This AI to Find Your Next Engineering Gig

• Myth Debunked: Young People Do Listen to Radio

Beijing Installs 5,135 5G Base Stations in H1


Wi-Fi Alliance Mandates WPA3 for Device Certification

Samsung Q2 Profits up 26%

China Chips Lag Government Targets

• AirFuel Alliance Invites Participation in Global RF Wireless Charging Standard

TVA CEO Highest Paid Federal Employee @$8M/yr - Replacing Americans w/H1B


5G Smartphone Production to Exceed 200M Units in 2020

BAE Systems Acquires Raytheon's Military GPS for $1.9B (another U.S. business gone)

• FCC Shuts Down Boston Area Pirate Radio Stations

Huawei Leads in Smartphone Shipments for 1st Time

Big Tech into Advocacy Overdrive from Trump Immigration Order

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