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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...

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...

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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....

Tower Semiconductor to Acquire Jazz Technologies

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

Tower Semiconductor Ltd., an independent specialty wafer foundry, and Jazz Technologies, Inc., a leader in Analog-Intensive Mixed Signal (AIMS) foundry solutions, have announced the signing of a definitive agreement by which Tower will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Jazz in a stock-for-stock transaction valuing Jazz at a fully diluted equity value of approximately $40 million, based on Tower’s closing price on NASDAQ on May 19, 2...

Sicap and Red Bend Sign Agreement for Interoperable Device Management

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

Mobile operators and device manufacturers will now have complete control over remotely managing all mobile devices in the network using a standards-based, fully interoperable solution from Sicap and Red Bend Software. Sicap, a leader in server-side Device Management, and Red Bend, a leader in Mobile Software Management, announced their agreement to ensure interoperability between their products....

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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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Express Logic Joins Eclipse Foundation, an Open-Source Community

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

Express Logic, Inc. announces that it has joined the Eclipse Foundation, an open-source community, whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member-supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects and helps cultivate both an open-source community...

Fujitsu’s Macrocell Base Station Wins System Design Award at WiMAX

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

Fujitsu's BroadOne WX300™ macrocell base station has received the prestigious System Design Award at WiMAX World EMEA. The annual awards, which are presented in six categories, recognize leaders in the development and deployment of WiMAX technologies and are presented by a judging panel of experts from the WiMAX community....

Keithley’s Wireless Test System Wins Best Product Competition

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

Keithley Instruments, Inc. has won Portable Design Magazine's 2008 Editor's Choice Awards in the Test and Measurement category for its 4 X 4 MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) RF Test System. Each year the editors of Portable Design recognize the innovative electronic components that are the groundwork for leading-edge portable electronic products....

Laird Technologies Recognized by General Motors as 2007 Supplier of the Year

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

Laird Technologies, Inc. has received the General Motors 2007 Supplier of the Year award for its significant contributions to GM’s global product and performance achievements. The 16th annual award — themed the "Best of the Best"— was presented during ceremonies Saturday, April 26, 2008, at the Sawgrass Marriott Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida....

Femtocells: Spectrum Efficiency Improved

May 9, 2008 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Since wireless spectrum is at a premium, it is advantageous for wireless carriers to use the spectrum efficiently in both outdoor and indoor environments. By Manish Singh, Continuous Computing One of the most limited resources in telecom is wireless spectrum; therefore, it is not surprising that carriers are paying premium licensing fees for spectrum acquisition....

Silicon Success for Single Chip, Multi-standard Transceiver

May 9, 2008 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lime Microsystems announces the availability of a single chip multi-band multi-standard reconfigurable transceiver IC. The chips have been tested and meet the original requirement for a highly frequency agile transceiver IC, operating from 375 MHz to 4 GHz. Sending and receiving data has been demonstrated successfully in each of the vital frequency bands required for WiMAX, 3G and LTE operation....

Intel-based ATCA CPU Blade Offers Performance, Integration and Flexibility

May 9, 2008 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

The aTCA-6900, a next-generation AdvancedTCA (ATCA) CPU blade which features the latest Intel® 5100 chipset, two quad-core LV-Xeon processors, and two AMC bays for enhanced performance, integration and flexibility, is available from ADLINK Technology, Inc.® By incorporating Intel® 64-bit extended memory technology, the aTCA-6900 provides telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) with a powerful, cost-effective solution which offers in...

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