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Basics of Phase Change Memory Technology

June 11, 2008 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Numonyx Phase Change Memory (PCM) is a term used to describe a class of non-volatile memory devices that employ a reversible phase change in materials to store information. Matter can exist in various phases such as solid, liquid, gas, condensate and plasma. PCM exploits differences in the electrical resistivity of a material in different phases....

Wireless Pioneers Plan October Dinner Celebrating 25 Years of Cellular

June 11, 2008 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

A group of wireless telecommunications leaders committed to preserving the history of the industry for future generations today announced plans for a dinner celebrating the 25th anniversary of the launch of cellular communications. The event, Cellular 25, is scheduled for Oct. 13 in Chicago. The Cellular 25 celebration marks the kickoff for the Wireless History Initiative (WHI), a broad-based, non-profit industry foundation forming to pr...

Strategic Partnership Formed to Deliver Mobile Multimedia Audio and Voice

June 11, 2008 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

SPIRIT DSP, a supplier of voice, audio and video software engines, and Tensilica,® Inc. have formed a strategic partnership and can now deliver 18 optimized, high quality digital audio and voice software packages that run on Tensilica's HiFi 2 Audio Engine, an increasingly popular audio architecture for system-on-chip (SOC) designs....

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Enterprise Telephony Market up 26% in Asia Pacific, down in North America

June 11, 2008 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

According to communications market research firm Infonetics Research, the worldwide enterprise telephony market inched up 2% between 4Q07 and 1Q08, to $2.5 billion, with TDM, pure IP, and hybrid equipment sales all posting low single- digit sequential growth. The report, Enterprise Telephony Worldwide Market Share and Forecasts, says the overall market is up 6% from one year ago (1Q07), buoyed by strong IP PBX systems equipment sales, des...

Agilent Technologies Acquires Assets of Escort Instruments Corporation

June 11, 2008 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Taiwan-based Escort Instruments Corp., an established supplier of low-cost test and measurement instruments and a subsidiary of Unitech Printed Circuit Board Corp. Financial details were not disclosed. The acquisition includes Escort Instruments' R&D, marketing, intellectual property and the majority of the subsidiary's low-cost instrument product port...

MIMO Channel Emulator Receives 2008 MITX Award

June 11, 2008 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Azimuth Systems, a provider of wireless broadband test equipment and channel emulators for WiMAX, 4G and Wi-Fi, recently announced that its ACE™ 400WB MIMO Channel Emulator has been awarded the 2008 MITX Technology Customer Impact Award. The MITX Technology Awards, presented by the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange, recognize innovative technologies developed in the New England area and the organizations responsible for dri...

CTIA Files Ex Parte Letter to FCC

June 11, 2008 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

CTIA has filed an ex parte letter with the FCC detailing its concerns with proposed service and technical rules for AWS spectrum bands. The FCC has scheduled a June 12 vote to adopt service and technical rules for 35 to 40 MHz of Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) spectrum in the 2 GHz band; the H Block 1915 to 1920 MHz and 1995 to 2000 MHz; and the AWS-3 spectrum 2155 to 2180 MHz....

Digi-Key Corporation Announces Signed Agreement with Finisar Corporation

June 11, 2008 9:05 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Digi-Key Corporation announced it has entered into an agreement with Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR), a global technology leader in fiber optic solutions for high-speed networks, for the distribution of Finisar® optics products in North America. For two decades, Finisar has been a leading provider of pluggable optical modules for the datacom and telecommunication industries....

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Embedded Excellence Award

June 11, 2008 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intrinsyc Software International, Inc., a global wireless software solutions provider, was recognized by Microsoft for the achievement of its Soleus software platform in driving Windows Embedded designs for Portable Navigation Devices (PNDs). Over the last year, device makers used Soleus to develop PNDs that can provide real-time traffic reports, road-closure information and point-of-interest updates, as well as let the user conduct local s...

SGS and Nokia Siemens Networks Conclude a Business and Asset Transaction

June 11, 2008 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

On June 1, 2008 Nokia Siemens Networks concluded a business and asset transaction with SGS — a leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Nokia Siemens Networks transfers assets and personnel previously working on testing activities of the Research and Technology Platform business in the locations in Munich (Centre of Quality Engineering, Germany) with around 60 employees and Espoo (Finland) with around 10 empl...

Technology Integration and Business Acquisitions Likely to Define GPS IC Markets

June 11, 2008 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semiconductor vendors that pioneered the GPS market may face an uncertain future, according to ABI Research, and might best ensure their continued ability to innovate by being absorbed into much larger IC manufacturers. "The market for GPS semiconductors has reached a plateau," says principal analyst Dominique Bonte....

Hybricon Corporation and Emerson Network Power Lead Effort to Ruggedize the MicroTCA™ Standard

May 28, 2008 11:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hybricon Corporation and Emerson Network Power announce that they are leading the effort to ruggedize the MicroTCA standard, including holding leadership positions on the newest PICMG Rugged MicroTCA.2 subcommittee. This subcommittee is comprised of members from dozens of PICMG member companies and is focused on addressing the dynamic and challenging rugged environments that are critical for a number of edge applications in the military m...

Femtocell Semiconductor Market to Reach $2.4 Billion by 2013

May 28, 2008 11:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

As well as providing significant opportunities for carriers and OEMs alike, femtocells look set to be a lucrative opportunity for semiconductor vendors. A new Research Brief from ABI Research finds that the market is primed to grow from just under $72 million in 2008 to over $1.8 billion in 2013, at an annual compound growth rate of over 300% over that time period....

NAVTEQ and MapQuest Expand Business Arrangement

May 28, 2008 11:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

NAVTEQ™, a global provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, recently announced that MapQuest, the top mapping website in the US*, has expanded its agreement with NAVTEQ. Under the new agreement, MapQuest now has access to all 73 countries in the NAVTEQ map database, as well as future country releases....

Digi-Key Corporation Receives Supplier Partner Recognition

May 28, 2008 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

The annual Electronic Distribution Show and Conference in Las Vegas is always the site of numerous distributor recognitions and awards. This year’s conference, held May 6-8, was no different with Digi-Key Corporation bringing home the following distinctions including: •Bourns "Distributor of the Year Overall"• C&K Components "Great Effort during Our Transition Year" •Cherry Switch "Partners in Growth" ...

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