STMicroelectronics and Soundchip Announce Substantive Collaboration in High Definition Personal AudioJuly 18, 2011 7:54 am | Comments
STMicroelectronics together with Soundchip SA, announced a substantive collaboration aimed at bringing HD-PA to market by leveraging their respective strengths in audio system and semiconductor technology, product design and industrialization methods, audio software and sales and marketing. HD-PA represents an aspirational statement of sound quality for personal audio systems.
New findings from IMS Research's Global Bandwidth Utilization Model reveal that the telcos who are IPTV providers face substantial challenges adapting their networks to accommodate the onslaught of over-the-top (OTT) video. IMS Research estimates that in 2010 peak bandwidth utilization was 44 percent of capacity, and that the bandwidth usage per household is forecast to increase by more than 50 percent between 2010 and 2015.
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mc.com), a trusted provider of commercially developed ISR subsystems, confirmed that it has been awarded a contract from a global supplier of advanced communication and navigation solutions for an advanced signal and image processing engine. Mercury’s technology will perform critical computationally-intensive functions in the customer’s sophisticated land-based and shipborne active phased array radar system.
SemiGen has announced that the company is moving to a new facility and expanding its RF/microwave assembly and test capabilities. To meet the demands of customer requirements and to accommodate SemiGen’s recent acquisitions and new product line repair business, SemiGen has relocated from its former location in Londonderry, NH to 920 Candia Road in Manchester, NH.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions recently named Mouser Electronics as an authorized global distributor. Mouser Electronics is a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components. Mouser Electronics, with their user-friendly “EZ Buy” online catalogue, enables customers to buy online for fast and efficient fulfillment of product orders for M/A-COM Tech’s customers.
Nokia Siemens Networks has upgraded portions of T-Mobile USA’s 4G (HSPA+) network to deliver mobile broadband at potential speeds of up to 42 megabits per second (Mbps). “T-Mobile’s 4G network is now faster than ever before and continues to deliver a faster, more reliable broadband experience in more places than any other carrier,” said Neville Ray, chief technology officer, T-Mobile USA.
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (CWCEC), a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls and a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) VPX, OpenVPX™, VME, VXS and CompactPCI products for the rugged, deployed defense and aerospace market, has joined the OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA).
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a memory device that is soft and functions well in wet environments – opening the door to a new generation of biocompatible electronic devices. “We’ve created a memory device with the physical properties of Jell-O,” says Dr. Michael Dickey, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at NC State and co-author of a paper describing the research.
Austin, TX – IMS Research forecasts the market for semiconductors in major home appliances (MHAs) will be worth more than $2 billion in 2012, up from $1.5 billion in 2010. Such components have a whole host of functions including: controlling operation of the motor in an appliance; sensing various operational parameters; driving touch-control devices; storing menus, languages & safety sub-systems; maybe even someday communicating with the electricity grid; and managing power, which accounts for most revenues.
Enterprise Business Spending on Vioce, Data and Cloud Services to Increase Nearly 6 Percent, Says In-StatJuly 14, 2011 6:49 am | Comments
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., —There has been little good news about the economy lately, particularly on the jobs front. New In-Stat research, however, shows that Enterprise business spending on IT and telecom services, which include cloud computing, wireless, wireline voice, wireline data, and business IP/VoIP, will move in a positive direction in 2011, increasing a healthy 6% over 2010.
Magma Design Automation announced TSMC has included the QCP extractor in TSMC’s quarterly EDA qualification report for 28-nanometer (nm) integrated circuits (ICs). This qualification gives designers additional confidence in using QCP to address the increasing complexity of ICs implemented in TSMC’s 28-nm processes.
Low Cost Data Exchange Makes PLM Adoption and Integration Fast and Simple Active Sensing announced the immediate availability of PDXpert product lifecycle management software Release 6.6, which offers enhanced capabilities for importing, updating and exporting PLM data. Administrators can now import part and document records from legacy data sources such as Excel spreadsheets and MRP databases directly into PDXpert PLM software.
A new report from Juniper Research has found that annual revenues derived from mobile cloud based enterprise services are expected to reach $39 billion by 2016 as mobile network operators increasingly offer corporate clients an array of unified communications suites. The report stressed that a significant proportion of these revenues essentially represent a migration of enterprise spend from traditional siloed offerings.
Operator Obtains Affordable Compliance with FCC Mandate, Enhanced Safety and Security for its Subscribers Interop Technologies announced that Bluegrass Cellular will deploy Interop’s hosted Commercial Mobile Service Provider (CMSP) Gateway. This solution enables Bluegrass to deliver Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) alert messages originating from the Federal Alert Gateway to its subscribers without deploying cost-prohibitive systems on its network.
Yokkaichi, Mie, Japan, July 12, 2011 — Toshiba Corporation and SanDisk Corporation today celebrated the opening of Fab 5, the third 300mm wafer NAND fabrication facility at Toshiba’s Yokkaichi Operations in Mie Prefecture, Japan. Consumer demand for smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices continues to fuel strong global demand for NAND flash memory.