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Sneak Preview of the Electronica Automotive Conference 2008

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

The electronica automotive conference 2008 will be an international gathering of automobile manufacturers and associated companies to discuss current issues related to automotive design. Automotive is considered to be the most important growth market represented at electronica 2008 because of the extensive safety and consumer electronic systems being integrated into worldwide automobiles....

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Tune into a Webinar Discussing Outsourcing Strategies in the Mobile-Handset Market

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

Ask a consumer which company made his mobile phone, and he’s likely to answer with the name written on the product, such as "Nokia" or "Motorola." But the reality is that the handset likely was made by a contract manufacturer whose name the consumer has never heard. Indeed, 30.1 percent of mobile phones produced in 2007 were built by such Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) or Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) provid...

Verizon in Talks with Qwest on Wireless Deal

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

Qwest Communications International Inc. has discussed a potential partnership with Verizon Wireless, Verizon Communications Inc. confirmed on Wednesday, showing Qwest may dissolve its partnership with Sprint Nextel Corp. Qwest said on Monday it was working on a new kind of wireless partnership because its current arrangement to resell Sprint's services is inadequate....

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Strategic Partnership Provides Clinicians with the Information They Need

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

InnerWireless®, Inc., a provider of converged wireless solutions, recently announced strategic partnerships with Cisco, Hospira and PatientKeeper to create leading-edge solutions that give caregivers everywhere, every time access to the clinical applications they need. With InnerWireless, physicians, nurses and patients can communicate and access data wirelessly from anywhere inside the hospital, including at the point of care....

Andrew Chosen for Wireless Coverage at 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing

February 28, 2008 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

As improvement projects continue in preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, Andrew Wireless Solutions is helping ensure wireless coverage is at a gold medal standard in Beijing Metro's six rail lines. Andrew, the CommScope, Inc. division that is a global leader in communications systems and products, was chosen to supply and install wireless networking systems that will improve coverage and add network capacity in Beij...

Critical Design & Manufacturing Challenges at 45 nm

February 20, 2008 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Management Brani Buric, Virage Logic Designs targeting 45 nm will further emphasize requirements for rigorous power savings starting at the system level. Portable devices — particularly cell phones — have become a driving force behind the rapid acceleration of new silicon-process technologies....

N.C. Hospital Looks to RFID Technology to Improve Asset Visibility

February 14, 2008 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Southeastern Regional Medical Center (SRMC) in Lumberton, N.C., has contracted RadarFind to install an asset-tracking system that uses active RFID tags and interrogators operating in the 902 to 928 MHz range. The tags communicate with readers that plug into standard AC outlets and have a design that keeps both outlet sockets available for use by other devices....

40% of Mobile Calls Do Not Make the Audio Grade

February 13, 2008 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ditech Networks, a provider of voice quality solutions to the global communications industry, announced the results of its worldwide voice quality audit, which showed that an average of 39% of all mobile calls fall below the industry minimum standard for voice quality, often called the "churn zone"....

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IEEE INFOCOM 2008 to Feature Advances in Computer Communications

February 13, 2008 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

IEEE INFOCOM 2008, the 27th Annual Conference on Computer Communications, will be held in Phoenix from April 13 to 18. Sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society, the six-day event will offer hundreds of technical papers, tutorials, panel discussions and workshops on wireless networks, Internet developments, and other computer communications topics....

Announces Certification Product Progress and Updates Technology Roadmap

February 13, 2008 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

The WiMAX Forum announced at 2008 GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that 28 Mobile WiMAX products in the 2.3 GHz and 2.5 GHz frequency bands have been submitted for WiMAX Forum certification since WiMAX Forum labs began accepting applications from vendors in late 2007. The organization further announced its official decision in support of significant market demand to expand the WiMAX Forum product development roadmap for Mobile Wi...

Yahoo and T-Mobile Agree to Enter Into Strategic Partnership

February 13, 2008 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hours after announcing it would reject Microsoft's unsolicited $44.6 billion buyout bid on grounds the offer "substantially undervalues" its worth, web services giant Yahoo significantly improved its position in the mobile web market, displacing rival Google as T-Mobile's exclusive mobile search services provider in the operator's northern and central European markets....

Major Personal Robotics Components Will Represent a $12 Billion Market by 2015

February 13, 2008 5:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Over the next several years, growth in the personal robotics market will create significant revenue opportunities for key enabling components including processors, microcontrollers, sensors, and servos. By the year 2015, ABI Research forecasts that these major product categories will reach a collective $12 billion in worldwide revenue....

Banner Year for Mouser Electronics – 64 Suppliers Added in 2007

February 13, 2008 4:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. recently announced it has significantly expanded its linecard by signing 64 suppliers in 2007. With an already extensive portfolio of products across the board, the added suppliers bolster the product choices for Mouser’s unique design customer base. The additional manufacturers represent all the major electronic product categories including semiconductors, embedded modules, optoelectronics, passives, interconnect...

Handheld Spectrum Analyzers Now Part of the NFL Scene

February 13, 2008 4:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company has been awarded a contract in excess of $500,000 by the National Football League (NFL) to supply the league with 36 MS2721B Spectrum Master™ handheld spectrum analyzers. The MS2721B spectrum analyzers are being used by the NFL’s Game Day Frequency Coordinators (GDC) to research, troubleshoot, and analyze the RF spectrum at the league’s 32 stadiums before, during, and after games The MS2721B units delivered to the NFL ...

Agilent’s DC Power Analyzer Wins Four Industry Awards

February 12, 2008 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc.’s N6705A DC Power Analyzer has been awarded four prestigious industry awards: Test & Measurement World's 2008 Best in Test; Electronic Products' 2007 Product of the Year; Design News' 2007 Golden Mousetrap Award; and International Engineering Consortium's 2008 Design Vision Award Finalist....

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