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Thermal Tweezers Nozzles

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

OK International introduces its Thermal Tweezers Nozzles that reduce thermal stresses placed on PCBs during multiple rework operations for POP package-on-package stacked device components. Using these nozzles, engineers will be able to remove devices, such as multiple vertically-stacked ICs, without damaging the IC packages and without exposing the PCB to excessive reflow cycles over and above the IPC-recommended maximum of five cycles....

Software Enhancement

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

CSR announces a third-party software enhancement for its BlueCore5-Multimedia platform. Continuing to build on CSR’s eXtension Partner Program, BlueCore5-Multimedia silicon offers NXP Software’s speech enhancement technology aimed at Bluetooth headsets, in-car, hands-free kits and mobile phones....

Ramping Production Shipment

March 13, 2007 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ramping Production Shipment|ANADIGICS, Inc. announces that the company is ramping production shipment of Wireless LAN (WLAN) power amplifiers (PAs) that support the upcoming 802.11n multi-input, multi-output (MIMO) standard. The company supplies several key industry players with single-band and dual-band WLAN PAs, including the AWL6153, AWL9925, AWL9929 and AWL6951 for MIMO (802....

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Fixed-Mobile Convergence Alliance

March 13, 2007 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Azimuth Systems Inc. announces that the company has become an associate member of the Fixed-Mobile Convergence Alliance (FMCA), a global alliance of telecom operators whose objective is to accelerate the development of convergence products and services. Participation in the FMCA is an indication of Azimuth’s commitment to the fixed-mobile convergence market, where the company’s solutions can streamline the testing of VoWi-Fi phones, converg...

NXP Semiconductors Acquires Cellular Division

March 13, 2007 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

NXP Semiconductors, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, announces it will acquire the Cellular Communications Business of Silicon Laboratories Inc. for US$285 million in cash. NXP may pay up to an additional US$65 million contingent upon the achievement of certain milestones in the next three years....

Motorola Renews Relationship with Freescale

March 13, 2007 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Motorola, Inc. has reaffirmed its strategic relationship with Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. by selecting the Austin-based company as a preferred supplier of 2 G and 3 G chipset platforms through 2009. "Freescale is an important supplier of chipset solutions for several handset designs that we’ll announce in the future," said Ron Garriques, president of Motorola’s Mobile Devices business....

Sirenza Microdevices Introduces the PowerMax™

March 13, 2007 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sirenza Microdevices announces that LUXIM Corporation’s recently introduced revolutionary, long-life LIFI™ light source is driven by Sirenza’s PowerMax™ power amplifier module. The rugged PowerMax PA™ provides LIFI with 170 W of RF output power and a power-added efficiency of nearly 70%....

The Latest Version of RFID Anywhere

March 13, 2007 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sybase iAnywhere announces the latest version of RFID Anywhere™, the company’s software infrastructure that provides an extensible environment for developing and managing robust, highly distributed sensor network applications, including radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions. RFID Anywhere 3....

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Global Handset Strategy

March 13, 2007 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor released its 'Global Handset Strategy' for addressing broad market trends in new generations of wireless phones. TriQuint vice president for handsets, Tim Dunn, said, "The company is building on its successful shipment of more than 150 million highly-integrated RF front-end modules to create a new generation of advanced products to meet the changing needs of a truly global communications marketplace....

Analog Mixed Signal Methodology Kit

March 13, 2007 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announces that the Cadence® Analog Mixed Signal (AMS) Methodology Kit has been adopted by Freescale Semiconductor. Freescale has adopted the AMS Methodology Kit to leverage key capabilities of advanced AMS technologies, flows and methodologies. By using the Cadence Kit as their baseline methodology, Freescale can more quickly capture and globally deploy, internally developed world-class design flow capabiliti...

CSR Launches Univox Mobile

March 13, 2007 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

CSR launches UniVox Mobile to enable mass market dual-mode VoIP mobile handsets. A market, according to ABI Research, that is expected to grow to over 300 million handsets in the next five years. The UniVox Mobile reference design contains all the additional hardware and software to turn a mobile handset into a wirelessly enabled handset that can take and make Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) calls....

Kodiak Networks and Airo Wireless Partner to Produce Specialty Devices for Field Workforce, Government and Military Markets

March 13, 2007 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mobile solutions innovator Kodiak Networks and Airo Wireless Inc., a leading provider of GPS-enabled wireless devices, today announced they have signed a licensing and strategic marketing agreement to integrate Kodiak Connected Applications™ on a variety of specialty devices for outdoor and professional use....

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Partners Develop a Rich User Experience

March 13, 2007 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

UIEvolution, a leading provider of software solutions for rich media, information and entertainment, has been selected by austriamicrosystems, a global designer and manufacturer of analog integrated circuits for communications, industrial, medical and automotive applications, to develop the graphical user interface for its Mobile Entertainment Platform....

Protect User Identity

March 13, 2007 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

With social networks being all the rage, Hackers and Spammers are increasingly becoming wise to the fact that the teenage demographic using these sites are not concerned with protecting the family computer’s personal information. Although you might be extra careful as to what you download and websites you visit; it doesn’t mean your son or daughter isn’t downloading the latest Trojan program that will eventually infiltrate your key strokes ...

Carriers Face a Tough Decision

March 13, 2007 8:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief It is a well known fact that cellular carriers have invested a significant amount of money to improve mobile data revenues as a way of compensating for declining voice revenues. However, if mobile operators continue to stimulate data growth through competitive pricing and enticing applications, there will be a hefty price to pay in order to remain a key player....

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