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NXP Achieves Breakthrough Noise Figure Performance

June 4, 2013 9:48 am | by NXP Semiconductors | Comments

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) hasannounced the availability of a new family of extreme-broadband amplifiers, applicable for CATV, broadcast TV, satellite systems, and general ISM applications – the BGA3012, BGA3015, and BGA3018.

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Cavendish Kinetics Announces Breakthrough RF MEMS Technology

June 4, 2013 9:41 am | by Cavendish Kinetics | Comments

Cavendish Kinetics has announced the availability of production samples of its tunable RF capacitors to key strategic partners. Use of Cavendish Digital Variable Capacitor (DVC) technology in wireless devices enhances the user experience, differentiates phones, and lowers costs for handset makers.

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Sprint Raises Concerns About Dish's Clearwire Bid

June 4, 2013 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sprint Nextel, which is trying to buy out minority shareholders of affiliated wireless network operator Clearwire, said Monday that Dish Network's' counterbid contains illegal provisions.                  

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Silicon Valley at Front Line of Global Cyber War

June 4, 2013 9:27 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | Comments

Chinese President Xi Jinping and American counterpart Barack Obama will talk cyber-security this week in California, but experts say the state's Silicon Valley and its signature high-tech firms should provide the front lines in the increasingly aggressive fight against overseas hackers.

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Ahead of the Bell: Adviser Supports Sprint Deal

June 3, 2013 11:49 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A shareholder advisory firm is backing Softbank in its attempted acquisition of a huge chunk of Sprint Nextel. The $20.1 billion bid from Japan's second-biggest mobile company would ease Sprint's debt burden and provide ample cash to improve its network and become a serious competitor, according to Institutional Shareholder Services.

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Reshoring IT

June 3, 2013 11:32 am | by Dirk Lammers, Associated Press | Comments

Ken Behrendt had already had his fill of the hidden costs of offshoring, but the Eagle Creek Software Services chief executive was having trouble finding enough qualified consultants to expand the company's development and technical support business in the Dakotas.

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New Software Attempts to Expose Credit Card Fraud

June 3, 2013 11:30 am | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | Comments

A look at your account balance has just given you a shock: what’s going on here? While you have spent the last few weeks in the office and definitely haven’t travelled abroad, your account balance shows that you bought electronics in Turkey and ate out in France.

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Storm Chasing Drones

June 3, 2013 11:18 am | by ustin Juozapavicius, Associated Press | Comments

Oklahoma State University researchers are designing and building sleek, Kevlar-reinforced unmanned aircraft — or drones — to fly directly into the nation's worst storms and send back real-time data to first responders and forecasters.        

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AT&T to Add 225 Jobs in Mississippi

June 3, 2013 11:03 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

AT&T Inc. says it will hire 225 new employees in Mississippi and fill 25 open positions as part of a plan to upgrade its wireless and wireline network in Mississippi. The new employees will increase the telecommunications giant's current Mississippi workforce of 2,700 people by about 8 percent.

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Cybersecurity Tops Obama's Agenda for China Talks

June 3, 2013 10:58 am | by Julie Pace, AP White House Correspondent | Comments

President Barack Obama will be looking for signs from China's leader at their upcoming meeting that Beijing is ready to address its reported high-tech spying, which the White House sees as a top threat to the U.S. economy and national security.

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Google to Sell HTC One With Unmodified Android

June 3, 2013 10:53 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google is adding the recently released HTC One to its lineup of smartphones running on an unmodified version of its latest Android software. An HTC One model relying on the same version of Android as Google's Nexus brand will go on sale on June 26 for $599.

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ARM Releases New Cortex A-12 Processor

June 3, 2013 3:02 am | by Reuters | Comments

British chip designer ARM Holdings said it will defend its over 90 percent share of the mid-range mobile device market against hard-running rival Intel Corp, helped by a new processor it unveiled on Monday. ARM introduced the new Cortex A-12 processor optimized for smartphones that sell for between $200 and $350.

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Patent Fights

May 31, 2013 6:45 pm | by Reuters | Comments

The U.S. International Trade Commission, which hears many patent fights, on Friday extended its deadline for ruling on whether Apple Inc infringes patents owned by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in making the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad.      

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U.S. Cellular gets into the 'Home Phone' biz for $20 a month

May 31, 2013 3:42 pm | by CNET | Comments

U.S. Cellular is the latest wireless service provider to make the jump into your home. On Friday, the carrier unveiled its U.S. Cellular Home Phone service, which goes on sale in retail stores on June 7 and online a couple of weeks later on June 20.

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Anritsu Company Showcases Test Solutions That Address High-frequency Designs at IMS 2013

May 31, 2013 11:39 am | by Anritsu Company | Comments

Anritsu Company (booth #938) will display test solutions to meet the high-frequency testing requirements of engineers in the aerospace and defense, communications, and semiconductor industries at IMS 2013 in Seattle, June 4-6. Featured will be the VectorStar Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) platform, which is an ideal solution for device characterization...

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